• Dorian Rodríguez

    ★★★ Watched by Dorian Rodríguez 06 Sep, 2014

    Man I don't get the love for a convoluted plot.

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  • Lars Sieval

    ★★★★★ Watched by Lars Sieval 17 Dec, 2014

    The Big Sleep, a amazing movie with some amazing performances and dialogue. The story isn't bad either but sometimes confusing, at least for me. But what made this such an amazing ride was the script. The conversations between the characters are just epic and when you have Bogart in 99% of the scenes it can't go wrong. Here he is just epic as Private Detective Philip Marlowe. Martha Vickers should've had more screentime because all the scenes with her were…

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  • Pandamonium

    ★★★★ Added by Pandamonium

    Incredibly complicated noir telling the story of the proceedings by Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) to keep a rich family and especially Lauren Bacall out of trouble. When both are in the frame, the film shines, but in some moments I think the film overcomplicates itself by wanting to cover too much in too little time (I understand the book it's based on is not complicated). That doesn't prevent enjoyment because ultimately the exact nature of the mystery and the murders…

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  • Igor Valentic

    ★★★½ Watched by Igor Valentic 13 Dec, 2014

    Humphrey Bogart is so damn cool and and so damn smooth. And Lauren Bacal is a femme fatale for the ages. The dialogue is quick-witted and delivered crisp, the humor fast and the double-entrendres winking.

    Similar to the enlightening effect of watching 12 Angry Men, Hawks' The Big Sleep is a black-and-white film made in 1946 that feels radically modern in that it is populated with real people with real vices who drink and smoke and talk like real (fake)…

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  • Ben Creech

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Ben Creech 12 Dec, 2014

    I threw this film on this morning in anticipation of tomorrow's Chicago premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, which I'll be attending. I wanted to watch something that was of a particular vintage, tending towards a kind of madcap sensibility, with an inextricable plot. I've been wanting to rewatch it for a while now, as the one time I saw it in college was not memorable (I could only recall the scene in Geiger's bookstore where Bogie asks for…

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  • Colonel_Dax

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Colonel_Dax 07 Dec, 2014

    The best.

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  • Sally Jane Black

    Watched by Sally Jane Black 05 Dec, 2014

    Even though there's no way a studio film from 1946 would have had the guts to do it, it still disappoints men that the homosexual relationship depicted in the novel simply goes unmentioned here, even if the novel's depiction isn't exactly the nicest in the world. The other bowdlerizing this film does is less objectionable, but kinda silly. The Hays Code's restrictions--and the modern rating system--are arbitrary and offensive in their pettiness and lack of substance. Good films, great films…

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  • CorduroyBear

    ★★★★ Watched by CorduroyBear 02 Dec, 2014

    Very entertaining film noir with two fantastic leads. The plot is confusing as hell, though honestly it was just as much fun trying to figure out what was going on than seeing Bacall and Bogart's relationship grow.

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  • 13thAngryMan

    ★★★★½ Watched by 13thAngryMan 30 Nov, 2014

    Some of the best dialogue I've ever heard in a film with one of the most tightly wound plots. Superb.

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  • Michelle Buchman

    ★★★★½ Watched by Michelle Buchman 30 Nov, 2014

    What better way to celebrate the end of Noirvember than with Bogey and Bacall?

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  • Ryan Fischer

    ★★★★ Watched by Ryan Fischer 27 Nov, 2014

    Yeah, Bogart is Marlowe instead of Spade, but it feels like Hawks is following in The Maltese Falcon's footsteps here with Bogart cooly navigating his way through a ridiculously convoluted plot with lots of different people trying to kill each other (and him). Bacall is a nice addition (as are a bevy of attractive ladies; Marlowe is kind of Bond-esque here), but it just doesn't have the originality of Maltese Falcon.

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  • 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.

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