• Brian J. "Tyrannorabbit" Wright

    ★★★★ Watched by Brian J. "Tyrannorabbit" Wright 25 Apr, 2015

    Bogey starts this movie as a down-n-out shitbag - one of the first things we see him do is throw a drink into a little boy's face - and only gets downer and outer as it goes on; for a movie about a guy getting destroyed by greed he doesn't seem like he's got much left to destroy, but I guess that just means that you've gotta dig deeper and deeper to find something. This guy's got douchebag built into…

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  • Devon Seltzer

    ★★★★½ Watched by Devon Seltzer 19 Apr, 2015 3

    ***Continuing My Education: Lesson #63***

    They say money is the root of all evil. When I was young, I never understood this phrase, after all, when I was sixteen I had a fun job with a steady paycheck and no real responsibilities, so I was free to just have fun buying DVDs, DVDs, and a few more DVDs. However, with age comes clarity and my view on the world has changed drastically, now I can see what an evil, corrupting…

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  • qarmstrong

    ★★★★★ Added by qarmstrong

    There is a complaint sometimes charged to John Huston that the only thing holding him back from being one of the great directors is the lack of a visual style. Well, I am here to tell you that he is a great director and he has a distinct visual style. That style just happens to be almost invisible. Here’s the amazing thing about this movie: it is as close to pure storytelling as I think I’ve ever seen. Any visual…

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  • Michael Matthews

    ★★★★★ Added by Michael Matthews

    If there's a better movie made in Hollywood in the 1940's, I've yet to see it.

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  • philbertgrape

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by philbertgrape 19 Apr, 2015

    Is this the greatest movie of all time?

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  • thegambler

    ★★★ Added by thegambler

    Huston reveals his intent prematurely, and thus weakens the impact of his protagonist's deterioration.

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  • Chase Eiland

    ★★★★★ Watched by Chase Eiland 15 Apr, 2015

    One of the best movies I've ever seen. Spectacularly suspenseful and a remarkably rich story. "Conscience. What a thing."

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  • Andy F.

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Andy F. 14 Apr, 2015

    My dad's favorite movie- I'm surprised how much I remember of it and the last time I saw it was when I was pretty young. My dad always laughed hard at the scene where he tries to put his hat back on after his haircut and it doesn't fit him anymore.

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  • Klep

    ★★★★½ Watched by Klep 12 Apr, 2015

    Greed makes monsters of men, and Huston makes a monster of Bogie. It was pretty thrilling to watch Dobs' descent into madness, with his face being lit/made up to seem animalistic and crazed. A great morality play that misleads the viewer as to the identity of its protagonist.

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  • Scott

    ★★★★ Watched by Scott 13 Apr, 2015

    Note: started the day before, watched majority on Monday, the 13th.

    Bit of a rollicking little film. While I did enjoy Bogart as the giant jerk of the whole saga, I really gravitated towards the goodness and wisdom of Walter Huston's old timer prospecter.

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  • Alec Price

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Alec Price 06 Mar, 2015 1

    John Huston's classic cautionary tale about the way greed corrupts remains one of Hollywood's high watermarks, a prime example of propulsive narrative storytelling, vivid characterisations and irrepresible entertainment, brought to life by one of the finest of all American filmmakers and a cast of titans. Two penniless Americans (Humphrey Bogart and Tim Holt) adrift in Mexico throw in with a canny old-timer (Walter Huston) to prospect for gold, only for paranoia and fear to set in when they strike it…

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  • JohnAllegretti

    Watched by JohnAllegretti 28 Sep, 2014

    QVCC Library - DVD

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