• 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…


  • Colonel_Dax

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

    The best.


  • Devon Seltzer

    ★★★★★ Watched by Devon Seltzer 22 Nov, 2014 2

    ***Continuing My Education: Lesson #35***

    Guns as loud as cannons. Sharp witty dialogue delivered at machine gun speed. Beautiful and dangerous dames. Wafting smoke and glasses of booze. A murder plot with more twists then the pretzel booth at the county fair. Humphrey Bogart in a pinstripe suit. If those reasons aren't enough for you to want to see The Big Sleep, then clearly you and I have different definitions of great cinema.

    Truth be told, The Big Sleep isn't…


  • Malick Kaufman

    ★★★★★ Watched by Malick Kaufman 21 Nov, 2014

    Film #5 of Noir-vember

    More like the Big Freaking Awesome Movie.

    That is all.


  • Baz The Film Guy

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Baz The Film Guy 05 Nov, 2014

    ***Watched as part of Noir-November film challenge***

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

    Oh, Marlowe you smooth bastard.

    A classy, top-notch noir that with each and every watch draws you in to this corrupt word of 1940's gangsters, thieves, pornographer's and private detectives. Bogey and Bacall are a prefect match; their back and forth dialogue between one another is what makes Hawks' film as memorable as it is. Simply perfect to the end.


  • 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...


  • 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.


  • 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…


  • Rocco Tenaglia

    ★★★★★ Watched by Rocco Tenaglia 10 Sep, 2014 2

    "I guess I'm in love with you."

    One of the all-time great "love stories". Snappy, poetic dialogue coming from the mouths of two of the best who ever delivered it. Film noir at its finest.


  • Jandy Hardesty

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jandy Hardesty 16 Aug, 2014

    I offhandedly suggested we add in a movie night this week to watch this in tribute to Lauren Bacall, and we didn't have time during the week, so Jonathan picked it for his turn on our regular movie night! He hadn't seen it before, and ended up loving it, so it worked out great.

    I've seen it a half dozen times, but I'm always thrilled to watch it again. I had such a crush on Bogart in this back in the day.