• Cameron Harrison

    ★★★★ Watched by Cameron Harrison 16 Apr, 2014

    The Big Sleep, 4 out of 5: This is the quintessential detective story. Every trope you’ve seen parodying or homaging detective series was perfected, if not began, here. That amazing thing is, even after being copied so many times since then, the movie still holds up perfectly and rarely feels dated. Having a cab follow a car, rifling through a suspects desk in the middle of the night, the fedora and trench coat; it all feels fresh and fun. A…


  • Henrik EM

    ★★★★ Watched by Henrik EM 10 Apr, 2014

    One of the best noirs I've seen so far. Loved it!


  • Teddroe

    ★★★½ Watched by Teddroe 05 Apr, 2014

    I can't really point out anything (other than maybe Bogart's...Bogartism) that's particularly exceptional about it, but this is a rock solid, satisfyingly convoluted, and thoroughly entertaining classic Golden Age noir.

    7 B+


  • ThisKidGotMoxie

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by ThisKidGotMoxie 01 Apr, 2014

    But who killed that one guy!?!? Was it that other guy?! It wasn't? Was it the daughter? No, not that one, the other one. No? Anyone?

    Best confusing detective film ever!


  • Clay Templeton

    ★★★★ Watched by Clay Templeton 02 Apr, 2014

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Loose Women


  • Matisse van Rossum

    ★★★★ Watched by Matisse van Rossum 28 Mar, 2014

    A Century of Cinema Challenge: 1946

    I can't claim to have followed everything happening in The Big Sleep's famously convoluted plot. I can't remember the myriad of characters, which ones were important and which ones were not. And truthfully, I can't really remember what all the killing was over in the first place. I don't even think that I caught why this film is even called The Big Sleep. It may take a couple of rewatches for me to sift…


  • Hunter

    ★★★★ Watched by Hunter 26 Mar, 2014

    It must have been quite a thing, seeing this in a pre-Big Lebowski world. However, since there is nothing I can do to wash that genre-busting retrospect tint off my glasses, I must simply acknowledge it and carry on.

    The Big Sleep was great entertainment, but it didn't change my world. Maybe that is because The Maltese Falcon was my go-to noir since childhood; maybe that is because, again, I'm watching it in a post-noir world; or maybe, it just…


  • Lee Gardner

    ★★★★½ Watched by Lee Gardner 18 Mar, 2014

    Wow, this really doesn't make any sense, does it? I mean, maybe it does if you sit down and flowchart it out, but if you're just sitting there with your fingers in the popcorn bucket, it's all one big huh-wha? past a certain point. Still, it thus serves as resounding proof that plot is overrated. A bonus half star for Bogart/Bacall smolder. Also, is Marlowe's bookstore character with the flipped-up fedora brim and shades supposed to read effete book nerd or queer? Or maybe both? Also also, Bogart = most tubercular-looking screen sex symbol ever.


  • Baz Film

    ★★★★★ Watched by Baz Film 09 Mar, 2014 2


    More twists than an Alton Towers roller coaster.

    More cigarettes than outside an airport departures lounge

    More sexier than my profile picture

    More cooler than a polar bears toe nail

    More Bogey than The African Queen and Casablanca combined

    More noir than Chinatown

    More everything.

    The more I think I about it, the more I loved it.

    More please!


  • Jeffrey Reeser

    ★★★★½ Added by Jeffrey Reeser

    Crassic. (96/100)


  • SJHoneywell

    ★★★★½ Added by SJHoneywell

    Is there a better
    Noir detective than Bogart?
    No, and this is proof.


  • Jason Wray

    ★★★★ Watched by Jason Wray 01 Mar, 2014

    Convoluted story moves along at a blistering pace. Bogart takes the hits and keeps on ticking, while Bacall isn't quite as electric as in To Have and Have Not but still is an amazing foil.