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The Big Sleep Reviews

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

The plot is a bundle of confusions, but who cares? Few films have made cigarettes seem so glamorous. Or had such seductive repartee.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 5/5

March 7, 2014
Jonathan Romney
Independent

The Big Sleep is as fresh and perverse as ever, and remains one of Hollywood's most entrancingly strange bedtime stories.

Full Review Source: Independent

March 7, 2014
James Agee
TIME Magazine
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The Big Sleep is wakeful fare for folks who don't care what is going on, or why, so long as the talk is hard and the action harder.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 7, 2014
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Hawks' film noir remains legendary, despite complicated and convoluted plot, due to its star power and chemistry between Bogart and Bacall.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

February 6, 2013
Manny Farber
The New Republic
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The Big Sleep, though, is witty and sinister, and in an odd way is a realistic portrayal of big-city life with Arabian Nights overtones.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

August 30, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's unmissable, irresistible.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

January 3, 2011
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

The Big Sleep has the distinction of being without doubt one of the greatest crime films of the Forties, yet also one of the least structurally satisfying.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 4/5

December 31, 2010
Neil Smith
Total Film

Oozing class from start to finish, Howard Hawks' 1946 noir isn't just a Hollywood classic.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

December 24, 2010
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

No screen couple, before or since, had as much chemistry as Bogart and Bacall.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

December 23, 2010
Tony Sloman
Radio Times

One of the great pleasures of the silver screen.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

December 23, 2010
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Try to see the original version, which explains the plot better and has better story telling.

Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television

July 7, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

If anyone ever tries to make the argument that plot is more important than anything else in cinema, this is a great movie to throw in their face.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

June 19, 2009

Film4

The direction, cinematography, screenplay, brooding score and acting in this movie are all without fault. If you see one film noir movie in your life, make it this one.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 5/5

July 18, 2008
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Bogart as Marlowe is compelling in this classic thriller that is complex but triumph of atmospheric cool.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

July 18, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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Brittle Chandler characters have been transferred to the screen with punch by Howard Hawks' production and direction, providing full load of rough, tense action most of the way.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 18, 2008
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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What you remember here are moments.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 18, 2008
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Tribes of monkeys doing monkey things, albeit things related to the perforation of the flesh: murder and blood and sweat and sex.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 4/4

July 9, 2007
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

True classic Bogie and Bacall, even though plot is way out puzzling in many ways.

| Original Score: 5/5

May 9, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of the most intriguing, energetic and playful film noirs ever.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

December 27, 2006
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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This is arguably the high-water mark of Hollywood's love affair with the infinitely slippery possibilities of the English language.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 5/5

June 24, 2006
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