Reviews

Aug 24, 2021
Some movies just have the perfect script, packed full of endlessly quotable lines that are effortlessly delivered by an extraordinary cast. A phenomenal movie, that everyone needs to have seen.
Jul 13, 2021
Dooley Wilson gets his best screen role to date as Rick's piano player, and comes through with ease.
Mar 24, 2021
Casablanca walks a thin line between classic romance and cheesy, but it stays true to its course. It could have very easily steered right into cheesy and stayed there, but because Curtiz had a vision it doesn't go there.
Feb 21, 2021
This is an occasion where the final whole seriously and decisively outweighs the sum of its flawed, imperfect parts. Screenwriter Koch lived up to his pledge to "develop a serious melodrama of present-day significance."
Feb 18, 2021
The classic pairing of Bogie and Bergman...
Feb 10, 2021
It is excitingly acted, smartly directed, and tells a story crammed with suspense, characterization and action. The cast of players is enough to fill the theatre alone, for it includes some of the finest players Hollywood has to boast about.
Feb 10, 2021
Warners have been generous in fitting fine players to roles that become gems, each in its own way, through 1 the incisive handling of Claude Rains, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Dooley Wilson, S. Z. Sakall and Joy Page.
Feb 10, 2021
It's a war picture that is not about the war so much as it is about people, just people who find themselves pocketed by one or another set of war circumstances.
Feb 10, 2021
Claude Rains, as a French captain whose sympathies do not jibe with his uniform of allegiance to Nazi rule, gives a grand performance.
Feb 10, 2021
Casablanca won't let you down, not too much anyway. It's a good melodrama, slightly overrated perhaps, but still good to the last drop. Especially the last drop.
Feb 10, 2021
This film, incidentally, provides Bogart with his first great romantic role. And he is ace-high in it.
Feb 10, 2021
It may not be the best of its kind ever, but it is good melodrama.
Feb 10, 2021
It wouldn't surprise us if the director's skill in this particular instance compels his nomination for an Academy prize.
Feb 10, 2021
Director Michael Curtiz, whose sureness and skill ere rarely to be questioned in any picture he handles, have given Casablanca an exotic atmosphere, a flow of action, surprises and punch to make it constantly interesting.
Feb 10, 2021
Casablanca is brisk well made for those who like romance and adventure handled by a good actor like Mr Bogart.
Feb 10, 2021
Apparently Casablanca, which I must say I liked, is working up a rather serious reputation as a fine melodrama. Why? It is obviously an improvement on one of the world's worst plays; but it is not such an improvement that that is not obvious.
Feb 10, 2021
The tale as unfolded is one of love, hate, revenge and gallantry and will please those who watch its visualization because of its fine reserve during most of its telling.
Feb 10, 2021
The whole thing is exciting, first-class entertainment.
Feb 10, 2021
In the hands of this cast and the capable direction of Curtiz. the film remains absorbing throughout, where lesser players might have made it seems slow-moving. The picture lacks action, but never drama.
Feb 10, 2021
Casablanca in the days before the allied occupation had obvious possibilities as the background of a film of intrigue and adventure, and the film... has taken at least a reasonable percentage of its opportunities.