• meltedhogfat

    Watched by meltedhogfat 10 Feb, 2016

    starting to think that movies like this weren't made for people who compulsively check their phones every couple of minutes tbh

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  • Exaegral

    ★★★★ Added by Exaegral

    Hard boiled, rugged, and misleading. A wonderfully complex and deceitful narrative with no clear direction, keeping you on your toes as you struggle to find a thread relating to the exposition.

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  • Nathan

    ★★★★ Watched by Nathan 08 Feb, 2016

    Wonderfully convoluted!

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  • Mark Herring

    ★★★★ Watched by Mark Herring 05 Feb, 2016

    The Big Sleep isn't the very best of the genre(The Maltese Falcon & Double Indemnity are), but it still delivers on all the things you expect from film noir.

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  • L'AUЯA

    ★★★★½ Watched by L'AUЯA 05 Feb, 2016

    Humphrey Bogart is getting cuter by the minute.

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  • João Pereira

    ★★★★★ Watched by João Pereira 24 Jan, 2016

    One of the prime examples of film noir, "The Big Sleep" is a terrific film, from the opening scene to the moment it says "The End". Humphrey Bogart never disappoints and he is, once again, masterful as the witty and sharp private detective, he alone makes this movie outstanding. Lauren Bacall is the perfect example of the "femme fatale", sexy, dangerous and mysterious. I really cannot give too many complements to this film, it is an intriguing and entertaining crime…

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  • jto111

    ★★★★ Added by jto111

    Fast talking film noir starring Bacall and Bogart.

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  • ToTheMovies

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by ToTheMovies 23 Jan, 2016

    Exceptional

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  • blind_choice

    ★★★★ Watched by blind_choice 21 Jan, 2016

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    Day 113 of 365 of my year long challenge

    Week 17: Femme Fatale

    From the golden age to the modern, we fall for them every time.
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    Gripping, entertaining and impenetrably convoluted, The Big Sleep is a masterclass in casting and dialogue. It's the biggest and best example of the Bogart-Bacall chemistry, something which has gone on to inspire endless fans and fascination. Meanwhile, the film itself is a solid, if too clever for its own good, mystery. The…

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  • Josiah Morgan

    ★★½ Watched by Josiah Morgan 22 Jan, 2016 9

    There's almost no depth to the editing, which seriously hinders the film (quite often it stoops so low as to have entire scenes crafted out of point-counterpoint shots) considering how effectively lighting is utilized to cast doubt over the narrative (which, as many have spoken of, is rather needlessly convoluted but in a miraculously entertaining way) as the score is typically overwrought and often throws brilliantly built moments off balance.

    What I wasn't expecting from The Big Sleep was an…

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  • Owen Greenwell

    ★★★★ Watched by Owen Greenwell 05 Jul, 2010

    The plot goes round and round, Bogart is the perfect delivery device for Chandlers dialogue

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  • Matthew McCracken

    ★★★½ Watched by Matthew McCracken 18 Jan, 2016

    There's a distinct and definite superficial pleasure in following the mechanics here, but it came of as rather over-written and -plotted in the extreme.

    Also, I did not feel a chemistry that really added up between Bogart and Bacall. Witty back and forth + ????* ≠ an emerging romance.


    *I suppose the ????'s can only really stand for "the patriarchy".

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