The Thin Man Reviews

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January 8, 2021
It's hard not to love the whip-smart, hilarious Nora.
November 3, 2020
This film has the unusual merit of combining exciting adventure and genuine comedy. The two are so cleverly managed that the one never gets in the way of the other.
November 3, 2020
[An] exceptionally good movie...
July 30, 2020
Powell and Loy were one of the greatest screen couples, their cinematic compatibility epitomized here with this second collaboration.
August 10, 2019
This classic clicks on all cylinders.
June 1, 2019
[Hammett's] book has been adapted to the screen with an intelligent respect for the original spirit and tempo. The dialogue is bright and sophisticated; and Miss Loy and William Powell carry the thing off with a light touch and a great deal of gaiety.
April 1, 2019
The Thin Man is just about as good a mystery story as anyone could ask for. That is to say, it keeps you happily amused all the time it is keeping you anxiously waiting.
May 29, 2018
Don't spare the enthusiasm on this one because if the book had thousands of readers, this picture will have millions of customers - well satisfied and with that well-fed look.
February 10, 2012
One of the most popular comedies ever made.
February 10, 2012
Tense and slick, this early thriller remains a true masterpiece.
February 10, 2012
Truly, a film in which there is never a dull moment.
May 7, 2011
There's wonderful chemistry between William Powell and Myrna Loy, who make sleuthing, marriage and drinking cool and sexy
July 7, 2010
The Thin Man was an entertaining novel, and now it's an entertaining picture.
November 28, 2009
A style of pure ebullience
July 14, 2009
As charming as its headliners are, The Thin Man is brought down to the merely solid level by its flimsy narrative.
August 9, 2007
One can't say enough good things about the playful interplay between Powell and Loy.
February 9, 2006
What enchants, really, is the relationship between Nick and Nora as they live an eternal cocktail hour, bewailing hangovers that only another little drink will cure, in a marvellous blend of marital familiarity and constant courtship.
October 10, 2005
July 31, 2005
The Thin Man, produced way back in 1934, just isn't that funny any more.
January 15, 2005
Even after 70 years, this extraordinarily entertaining romantic comedy/mystery is still fresh, and holds up to repeated viewings mostly thanks to William Powell and Myrna Loy's sparkling chemistry.
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