• Brett the Wiese

    ★★★★½ Watched by Brett the Wiese 12 Nov, 2014

    Noirvember #6
    Surprisingly, the one thing that I did not buy was the Bogey-Bacall romance. It felt stiff and/or forced to me. Everything else was great; the photography, the narrative, and the screenplay especially are lauded for good reason. This movie still holds up, just wish Bogey had kept up with that bookseller lady instead. She had serious chemistry with him. Oh well. Good movie, but not quite perfect.


  • SpeedinUptoStop

    ★★★½ Watched by SpeedinUptoStop 26 Nov, 2014

    Amusing how the Wikipedia plot summary for this largely omits many Vivian/Bacall moments and scenes, ones which the film is most remembered for.


  • Scott Molling

    ★★★★½ Watched by Scott Molling 25 Nov, 2014

    A classic film noir with some of the best dialogue of its era. The ending (as is widely known) is quite convoluted, and I for one didn't much care for the chemistry between Bogey and Bacall, but both give terrific performances, as does the rest of the ensemble. This one is definitely about the journey and not the destination.


  • Devon Seltzer

    ★★★★★ Watched by Devon Seltzer 22 Nov, 2014 2

    ***Continuing My Education: Lesson #35***

    Guns as loud as cannons. Sharp witty dialogue delivered at machine gun speed. Beautiful and dangerous dames. Wafting smoke and glasses of booze. A murder plot with more twists then the pretzel booth at the county fair. Humphrey Bogart in a pinstripe suit. If those reasons aren't enough for you to want to see The Big Sleep, then clearly you and I have different definitions of great cinema.

    Truth be told, The Big Sleep isn't…


  • Caroline Thomas

    Watched by Caroline Thomas 23 Nov, 2014

    I've not seen many noirs, but I'll see more if they're like this. Or I'll just watch anything with those two onscreen together. Yowza.


  • Ben Larson

    ★★★★ Watched by Ben Larson 23 Nov, 2014

    Private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) as finds his way through the jungle of gamblers, pornographers, killers and blackmailers who have attached themselves to the rich old general (Charles Waldron) and his two randy daughters (Lauren Bacall and Martha Vickers). Some bad guys get killed and others get arrested, and we don't much care--because the real result is that Bogart and Lauren Bacall end up in each other's arms.


  • Malick Kaufman

    ★★★★★ Watched by Malick Kaufman 21 Nov, 2014

    Film #5 of Noir-vember

    More like the Big Freaking Awesome Movie.

    That is all.


  • Chevalier

    ★★★★ Watched by Chevalier 13 Nov, 2014

    Known for it's complicated twists and turns, The Big Sleep gets two things very much right about any good noir: characters and dialogue. Bogart and Bacall have the kind of chemistry few hollywood couples could aspire to have today. The movie is always moving, always going somewhere, we not a single dull moment present. Well earned reputation as a classic of the genre.

    Conocida por su laberintica trama, y por la gran quimica entre sus dos protagonistas. El ejemplo perfecto…


  • kenobizod

    ★★★½ Watched by kenobizod 04 Nov, 2014

    Clever dialogue, beautiful dames, but a confusing plot carry this Bogart-Bacall vehicle...


  • Rick Bman

    ★★★ Watched by Rick Bman 10 Nov, 2014

    This had some really great, witty dialog and Bogart and Bacall have an undeniable chemistry. The movie is just so convoluted though. By the end I had no idea what was going on. Honestly, by about 40 minutes in I had no idea what was going on.


  • Christian Flemm

    ★★★★ Watched by Christian Flemm 08 Nov, 2014

    Full Review

    Understood about half of it. I got really lost after the first hour.


  • Stefan Teufel

    ★★★½ Watched by Stefan Teufel 05 Nov, 2014

    After watching only one question remained. Who did what why? And I thought The Maltese Falcon was complicated. The Big Sleep demanded some reading afterwards to grasp what was going on. Not all mysteries are totally solved, making it even more appealing. The dynamic between Bogart and all characters, foremost Bacall, is great. Demands rewatching.