• dantesring

    ★★★★½ Watched by dantesring 04 Dec, 2016

    Time to scratch another one off my shame list...

    Viewing this was like viewing Bogart for the first time. Of course I had seen him in other films but this is the one that clearly made him an icon. All the mannerisms are there, the teeth gritting, the trenchcoat, the slicked back hair, but most importantly is the charisma. I dare anyone to see him in this and not want to be him. In every scene he is the coolest…

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  • jamawive

    ★★★★ Rewatched by jamawive 04 Dec, 2016

    A bit muddled (famously so), but great chemistry between Bogart and Bacall.

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  • Jamie Lawson

    ★★★★ Watched by Jamie Lawson 03 Dec, 2016

    Classic film noir, with so much snappy dialogue that it's practically a comedy, and a famously complicated plot that not even the writers fully understood. Bogart is unbelievably cool here, wisecracking and not giving a fuck as he drinks and smokes and has gorgeous women falling at his feet. The chemistry between him and Lauren Bacall is legendary, and I can see why (they were married, to be fair). Great fun, and cool as shit.

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  • Kate B.

    ★★★½ Watched by Kate B. 30 Nov, 2016

    My first Bacall/Bogart joint! I suppose I had somewhat lowered expectations for this film, since I've heard repeatedly that the plot is impossibly convoluted and hard to follow. So why, I began to wonder, is it considered such a classic, if the plots so bad?

    Well, it's a classic for the dialogue, particularly between B & B. I mean, it's the famous horse racing conversation! I'd forgotten that came from this film. Also, I found it amusing that every single woman…

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  • Chimichanga

    ★★★★½ Watched by Chimichanga 30 Nov, 2016

    Both ruthless and righteous, just as slick as he is courteous, Philip Marlowe might be one of the best characters in cinematic history. Although Bogart's performance doesn't really matches the image I had from Marlowe after reading Chandler's original novel (he's even cooler in this) every time Bogart enters the room he's like a human attribution consisting of snappy dialogues and a muddy voice. And don't get me started about Lauren Bacall... :-)

    Tagline: Humphrey Bogart is probably the best reason to start smoking.

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  • MaxGln

    ★★★½ Added by MaxGln

    Aged badly.

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  • Rebecca

    Watched by Rebecca 25 Nov, 2016

    AND AS YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES FOR

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  • Daniel Ohlander

    ★★★½ Watched by Daniel Ohlander 24 Nov, 2016

    Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall once more teams up with the versatile director Howard Hawks, this time for a similar theme as their previous film "To Have and Have Not". Bogart plays a private detective hired by Bacall's father to find out about a missing person and a potential blackmailing scheme. This makes us follow Bogart around for close to 2 hours where he witness more blackmailing, murders and potential love, all the meanwhile he tries to solve the case.

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  • Jonathan Woollen

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jonathan Woollen 24 Nov, 2016

    Ok I get it now

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  • Alexis

    ★★★ Added by Alexis

    Love Bogart and Bacall, but the plot of this film is a mess!

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  • rpashton

    ★★★★½ Added by rpashton

    Who cares who did it?

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  • RM Renner

    Watched by RM Renner 16 Nov, 2016

    Sontag called The Maltese Falcon one of the greatest examples of camp in the movies, but I think there's a much better case to be made for The Big Sleep. It's louder, longer, hornier, more violent, more absurd, less comprehensible and more glamorous. More inconsistent in tone.

    It hits a peak of genuine anguish about two hours after starting in absurd fashion. Bogart goes to a big house and meets a snotty butler, two horny tsundere bad girl daughters and…

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