• BrianLinn

    ★★★★ Watched by BrianLinn 04 Oct, 2014

    If you were to introduce a newbie to film noir, "The Big Sleep" would have to be the title to throw in the DVD player. Featuring dark wet Los Angeles streets, tough talking dames, double and triple crosses, and trench coat and fedora clad lawmen, “The Big Sleep” has it all. I won’t go deep into the plot, since it’s loaded with twist and turns and I watched it over three weeks ago, but I will say that it is…


  • Carlos Valladares

    ★★★★½ Watched by Carlos Valladares 24 Oct, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.


  • robert_holly

    ★★★★ Added by robert_holly

    Such a fascinating journey that gets better every time.


  • Dave Imboden

    ★★★★★ Watched by Dave Imboden 13 Oct, 2014

    call me a sucker for film noir (i am) but i thought this was damn near a masterpiece. Bogart & Bacall have perfect chemistry as the booze-addled P.I. and the femme fatale respectively, and they completely own this movie. While the direction of the legendary Howard Hawks is stellar, I think the real king here is the script (partially written by William Faulkner). There's so much witty, quotable dialogue to wrap your head around. Whenever the plot may become confusing, there's…


  • dallasdeath

    ★★★★★ Watched by dallasdeath 14 Oct, 2014

    Every once in a while i love a good Film Noir. This is by far one of the best. Bogart&Bacall has some of the best film chemistry in the history of film. Based off of Raymond Chandler novel staring his ace detective Phillip Marlowe Bogart capture the character raw essence. This film was very enjoyable to watch with its shady characters well acted truly a gem from hollywood golden era...


  • Carl Sandell

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Carl Sandell 10 Oct, 2014

    Every time I watch this I like it more. The first time I was mostly confused and found it overhyped. The second time I enjoyed the dialogue but found the overly complex plot to be flawed. This time I just love everything about it.

    The backstory is so stuffed and even though Marlowe has it figured out you still get that nice feeling that he's only poking around in a little part of a bigger world. The odd loose end…


  • Michael Herrington

    ★★★★★ Watched by Michael Herrington 10 Oct, 2014

    Look, don't ask me to explain this movie. I loved it while I was watching it, that's all I know.


  • BusterBear

    ★★★★★ Watched by BusterBear 28 Sep, 2014

    Tyneside Cinema. Roxy. DCP.


  • Richard Naing

    ★★★★ Watched by Richard Naing 05 Oct, 2014

    If I could understand what was going on... Probably a film that will improve with repeat viewings.


  • Colin

    ★★★★★ Watched by Colin 23 Sep, 2014

    What makes a great film great? Hawks directed other good crime movies. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall starred together in other movies. Hawks collaborated with the same writers on other movies. I was relieved to find out that nobody else understands the goddamn plot of this movie, not even the people who made it. Yet it doesn’t seem to matter. Ignore the dialogue and follow the postures of every character toward one another and it works. Like all the best…


  • Dragonknight

    ★★★★ Watched by Dragonknight 23 Sep, 2014 6

    Film #24 of Project 40

    ”I don't mind if you don't like my manners, I don't like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings. I don't mind your ritzing me drinking your lunch out of a bottle. But don't waste your time trying to cross-examine me.”

    Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Howard Hawks and William Faulkner once again come together and this time instead of Ernest Hemingway it is Raymond Chandler who lends his…


  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★★ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 16 Aug, 2013

    Famous, among other things, for its highly intricate and convoluted storyline, Howard Hawks’ The Big Sleep is a fast-paced, remarkably acted and incredibly suggestive film-noir that starred Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, both at the prime of their careers.

    Indeed, there were too many characters whose real intentions weren’t clear, who were telling on each other and lying all the time, that towards the end I was only guessing in my mind what was coming on next. It should be…