• Emmett Foss

    ★★★★★ Watched by Emmett Foss 06 Jul, 2014

    Fuck this was great. Bogie and Bacall are obviously great, and the whole film was really engaging to watch. I absolutely loved it.


  • SLionsCricket

    ★★★★★ Watched by SLionsCricket 06 Jul, 2014 4

    Though criticized for its convoluted plot and overuse of characters, Howard Hawks masterpiece The Big Sleep is one of cinema's defining film-noirs. With endless plot, action, excitement and suspense, Hawks' The Big Sleep is one of cinema's finest films, not for story, but for pure entertainment. In an era such as this, Hawks' The Big Sleep marks one of the few most consistently entertaining and gripping masterpieces.

    Philip Marlowe, a private detective, is hired by the rich Sternwood family to…


  • Dustin Sells

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Dustin Sells 25 Jun, 2014

    Warning fangirling below:

    I love this movie so much. Everything is perfect: the editing, the pacing, the dialogue, the shot composition, the costuming, the sets, and the performances...oh the performances! I'm not just talking about Bogart and Bacall who are incendiary, but even the eight line extras are absolutely perfect.

    The plot is dense but follow-able if one pays attention. Every aspiring filmmaker should be required to watch it.


  • madquark

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by madquark 16 May, 2014

    Una obra maestra. No se puede decir más.


  • Nigel Smith

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Nigel Smith 13 May, 2014

    Great to watch this with an audience at Tufnell Park Film Club. I'd forgotten how many funny lines are in it. My favourite exchange:

    Female Taxi Driver: If you can use me again sometime, call this number.
    Philip Marlowe: Day and night?
    Female Taxi Driver: Uh, night's better. I work during the day.


  • trolleyfreak

    ★★★★★ Added by trolleyfreak

    In this fiendishly complex whodunit Hawks takes advantage of the sizzling chemistry between Bogie and Betty that he first tapped into on To Have And Have Not. Chandler’s famous private dick Marlowe would be brought to the screen in many incarnations but none more effective than Bogie’s iconic portrayal. The plot is irrelevant; just revel in the scintillating dialogue and the directorial touches of a master craftsman.


  • 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!


  • Nate

    ★★★★★ Added by Nate

    Classic film noir, a must see. The plot will only get more confusing the more you watch - don't worry, that's supposed to happen.


  • Conrad Rothbaum

    ★★★★★ Watched by Conrad Rothbaum 20 Jan, 2014

    The best mysteries are the ones that make you care about the characters so much that you need them resolved for yourself. Les Diaboliques comes to mind. This is one as well.

    The chemistry between Bacall and Bogart is so pure and electrifying that one simply needs to see them have a happy ending. And the danger is that, in noir, no such promises can be made.

    A true classic.


  • Chuck Pedroza

    ★★★★★ Watched by Chuck Pedroza 16 Jan, 2014

    Noir at its best. A fantastic script, a complicated, rich story with tension, turns and some surprises. The script is as witty as it can get and Bacall's and Bogie's performance are spot on, perfectly timed and charming as hell. Might be one of new favorite movies.


  • Steve Moyle

    ★★★★★ Added by Steve Moyle

    Howard Hawks is a big name in cinema as we should all know but is a filmmaker that I'm yet to explore, my first film from him was an absolute treasure. It stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, it's a very complex murder mystery which kept me in awe throughout. It's one of those films where I kept thinking I was pretty sure that I knew what was about to happen but the story was so well written that this…


  • Jenny

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jenny 03 Dec, 2013

    Love the chemistry between these two, and love Phillip Marlowe, so it's hard to go wrong. I didn't even care that it was black and white.