• João Pereira

    ★★★★★ Watched by João Pereira 24 Jan, 2016

    One of the prime examples of film noir, "The Big Sleep" is a terrific film, from the opening scene to the moment it says "The End". Humphrey Bogart never disappoints and he is, once again, masterful as the witty and sharp private detective, he alone makes this movie outstanding. Lauren Bacall is the perfect example of the "femme fatale", sexy, dangerous and mysterious. I really cannot give too many complements to this film, it is an intriguing and entertaining crime…

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  • ToTheMovies

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by ToTheMovies 23 Jan, 2016

    Exceptional

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  • Col Todd

    ★★★★★ Watched by Col Todd 18 Jan, 2016

    Bogart and Bacall....Philip Marlowe wisecracking. ..near perfect

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  • Venkat G

    ★★★★★ Watched by Venkat G 07 Jan, 2016

    Wickedly clever movie. Movies based on Chandler's novels which retain his quirky and smart dialogue between characters are always a treat to watch('Get Shorty' was another good movie based on a Elmore Leonard novel, I always thought it was based on a Chandler novel).

    "You're kinda cute.." :D.

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  • Joshua Ray

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Joshua Ray 09 Jan, 2016

    Screwball'd noir

    Woman in row front of me belly-laughing at people getting shot obviously watching something else. Where do I find that cut?

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  • Jonathan

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jonathan 26 Dec, 2015

    The Big Sleep is a mystery as to what one has gotten himself into. A criminal investigation that determines what it's result will be when we get to the end.

    Humphrey Bogart stars as Phillip Marlowe a private detective hired by General Sternwood played by Charles Waldron to look into a gambling debt that he wants resolved. His oldest daughter Vivien Rutledge played by Lauren Bacall believes that their is more to the investigation. The investigation soon turns into a…

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  • Luke Chmura

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Luke Chmura 24 Dec, 2015

    This film has it all, an incredible story that winds to and away from us, star powered acting that pulls us in, compelling sets and settings in a dark 40's LA, and a director at the height of his powers.

    Adapted from a Raymond Chandler novel the screenplay is as good or better than anything you will see in any crime thriller. Right from the beginning we are left to wonder who is doing what and why. If you are…

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  • Bizon

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Bizon 04 Dec, 2015

    Etiquette tip courtesy of The Big Sleep. The appropriate way to leave an afternoon tryst is with a pat on the elbow and a hearty "Thanks, pal"

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  • Marc Raymond

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Marc Raymond 28 Nov, 2015

    First viewing in many years of a film I've seen countless times. The second half is now my favorite part of the movie by far, which is saying something given how many memorable early scenes there are. Everyone remembers the horseracing metaphor sequence, but the unspoken scene between Bogart and Bacall at the gambling house when he watches her sing is even greater for me. Also, Elisha Cook Jr. at his tragic best. And maybe the most quotable movie of all-time.

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  • Jack

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jack 16 Nov, 2015

    "Get up angel, you look like a Pekingese."

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  • Bob Hovey

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Bob Hovey 31 Oct, 2015

    The plot is so convoluted even the screenwriters couldn't keep it straight. At one point they were confused enough to call Raymond Chandler (the author of the original Phillip Marlow detective yarn) in the middle of the night to find out who killed the Sternwood's chauffeur ... even he didn't know.

    The big question is, does it matter? In this case, not a bit ... Howard Hawks has given us one of the seminal film noirs, and with Humphrey Bogart…

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  • JustinBateman

    ★★★★★ Added by JustinBateman

    The success of The Maltese Falcon (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart and Hawks’ own To Have and Have Not (1944) in which Bogart and Bacall showed some genuine chemistry, provided the perfect platform for The Big Sleep (1946). Raymond Chandler’s successful novel of the same name was a ‘hard-boiled’ detective thriller in which private dick Philip Marlowe investigates a blackmail plot for the ageing General Sternwood. From there, things get a whole lot more complicated, and sensibly Hawks and his writers…

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