First seen soaking in a tub while chomping on a cigar, Robinson arises from the water to put a stranglehold on the film.
| Original Score: 3/4
Trapped in a country estate by an impending storm, a mobster attempts to lay low before escaping from the police, but takes a risky gambit holding Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall hostage.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Claire Trevor won a Supporting Oscar for playing the alcoholic mistress of Edward G. Robinson's gangster in John Huston's taut crimer starring Bogart.
| Original Score: B+
A little windy and rhetorical for my taste, but still one of John Huston's best efforts.
Perfeclty tense atmosphere and performances, with the sparks flying between Bogart and Bacall.
| Original Score: 4/5
Huston's wayward talent seldom lacked energy.
Edward G. Robinson deserves special praise.
| Original Score: 4/4
Emphasis is on tension in the telling, and effective use of melodramatic mood has been used to point up the suspense.
Great cast headed by Bogart in Huston classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
Like the similarly sweaty, claustrophobic 12 Angry Men, Key Largo is a rare adaptation of a stage play in which the physical constraints of the stagebound source material are a strength rather than a weakness.
| Original Score: A-
Although the characters are basically stereotypes, they are lent the gift of life by a superlative cast.
The script prepared by Mr. Huston and Richard Brooks was too full of words and highly cross-purposed implications to give the action full chance.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Exciting crime thriller set in the Florida Keys during a late summer hurricane.
Taut Huston thriller with an unbeatable cast.
| Original Score: 4/5
One of Bogart's half-dozen best, a tense and atmospheric classic.
Key Largo will always be remembered during hurricane season
| Original Score: B
It ultimately pales next to other Bogart and Bacall work, though it's still a reasonably good watch that has stood up well over the last 50 years.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
This production is loaded with wit, and even though it's obvious from the start that Frank's going to be the hero, you can't help feeling the tension and pleading with him to do the right thing.
| Original Score: 84/100