Posted on 10/10/10 09:06 PM
Calling this film amazing would be an understatement. Casablanca, one of the most well directed and acted and probably best written film of all-time, is a genuine masterpiece. It's sad that this kind of played second fiddle to Citizen Kane (a film I thought to be just okay).
How many movies have this many quotes, this much praise, and have withstood all of hollywoods glitz and glamor (and "oh I only watch new movies with special effects)? Not many, I can tell you that. In part it's because of Michael Curtiz's pure craftsmanship of the camera, but mainly it's the script. It's no wonder why Casablanca is hailed as the best written movie of all time.
It's hard to put into words how great a classic such as this is. I've written this review 4 times and this is the one I'm happy with. It's not an easy task to shout praise for one of the most praised movie ever, but here is my attempt. Casablanca is stunning. It's elegant and precisely paced. Its drawn out with an eloquent view, and anyone who's eyes see this piece of work will not be disappointed. There, I said it. "Here's looking at you, kid", indeed.