• Bryan Colley

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Bryan Colley 05 Mar, 2015

    Ian Fleming was obviously a fan of Raymond Chandler. Give Phillip Marlowe a flag to wave and drop him in another country and he'd be as good a spy as Bond. The Big Sleep offers plenty of James Bond touches, from the witty banter (much witter than any Bond movie), the way women throw themselves at Bogart, the secret compartment in his car where he hides guns, and a gambling scene right out of Casino Royale. The only thing missing…

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  • Nicole K

    ★★★★ Watched by Nicole K 03 Mar, 2015

    All I want in life is to be as badass as Lauren Bacall

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  • Scott Fairgrieve

    ★★★★ Watched by Scott Fairgrieve 28 Feb, 2015

    I watched the "inferior" 1945 version, not the 1946 theatrical release that had deleted and re-shot scenes, emphasizing the Bogart/Bacall relationship over the detective story. Will watch the 1946 version later, with a separate rating. (I did, however, watch the famous "horse race conversation" from the 1946 version, because it was so highly regarded. It was brilliant in its double entendre.)

    Regardless, the plot is confusing and loose. People say you should just accept that and appreciate the "experience" of…

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  • El_Sr_Gris

    ★★★★½ Added by El_Sr_Gris

    "Vivian: I don't like your manners.
    Marlowe: And I'm not crazy about yours. I didn't ask to see you. 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."

    Imaginad lo absurdamente enrevesado que es el argumento de "El Sueño Eterno": Los…

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  • Cass Nicholas

    ★★★★★ Watched by Cass Nicholas 24 Feb, 2015

    ughhhhhhhhhhhh I can't describe how much I love this

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  • Luke Nelson

    ★★½ Rewatched by Luke Nelson 19 Feb, 2015

    Letter Grade: C-

    "I collect blondes and bottles too."

    I want to like Humphrey Bogart private detective films, I really do, I just can't get myself to enjoy one yet. I've tried this one twice now and it's only a little entertaining. I wish the film made any sort of sense. It's as if a child wrote the story or a middle age man after 15 beers. If the audience isn't sure what is going on at least make the…

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  • Jason Hernandez

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jason Hernandez 07 Jun, 2013

    Don't think too hard about the plot of this classic hard-boiled detective film. It confuses everybody. Raymond Chandler's original novel is so convoluted that when the film's screenwriters asked him to clarify a hazy plot point (production on the film stopped for two days over it), the author himself was stumped. The novel is nevertheless a classic because Chandler's prose reads like a bullet that cuts a clean path across 200-plus pages. The 1946 film version is similarly loved for…

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  • Neale

    ★★★ Watched by Neale 17 Feb, 2015

    Thumbs Up: You just can't beat a bit of Bogart, rattling off dialogue like it's going out of style and never getting his heart-rate above 65 - he makes the perfect movie detective, one step ahead of everyone, even the audience. It's a classic Chandler case, leading Marlowe through a tangled web of blackmail, revenge, lust, and some exciting shoot-outs etc., plus it looks and sounds pretty good too.

    Thumbs Down: It's all just a little procedural, and there's no…

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  • Joe DiCanio

    ★★★ Watched by Joe DiCanio 16 Feb, 2015

    Rating: B-

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  • mdh

    ★★★ Watched by mdh 10 Feb, 2015

    Well, still haven't found a Hawks besides HIS GIRL FRIDAY that I find to be anything special. This didn't live up to its billing in regard to either of the things I'd heard about it, one being that it was confusing and the other being that it was a terrific noir. To me, it didn't seem as if the movie would give people much of a chance to get confused; there was far too much explaining of his thought process…

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  • Danny Sorbera

    ★★★★ Watched by Danny Sorbera 03 Feb, 2015

    "She tried to sit in my lap while I was standing up"

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  • José Aguado

    ★★★★ Watched by José Aguado 06 Feb, 2015

    Vine buscando un noir canónico y me encontré con un screwball de altura. Bogart, qué cachondo eras y yo sin saberlo.

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