To Have and Have Not Reviews

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August 15, 2020
Bogie and Bacall make an engaging onscreen duo, delivering their lines with just the right amount of cynicism and coyness.
December 29, 2018
The effortless chemistry between Bogart and Bacall help distract from the fact that To Have and Have Not has little more going for it.
December 21, 2018
The dialogue crackles (including the legendary "whistle / blow" line), Bacall sizzles, and Bogart captivates.
July 1, 2016
A victory of style and star power over substance.
March 14, 2015
While there are moments implying breezy, spontaneous improvisation in virtually all Hawks pictures, no other has such an all-pervasive sense of a floating party...
August 19, 2014
Bacall slinks onto the screen asking Bogart for matches and walks away with the entire movie.
August 15, 2014
In many ways the ultimate Hawks film: clear, direct, and thoroughly brilliant.
August 15, 2014
Lauren Bacall has cinema personality to burn, and she burns both ends against an unusually little middle.
August 15, 2014
Unfussily directed, To Have And Have Not is packed with memorable exchanges in shadowy interiors, and showcases the husky-voiced Bacall at her most insolent and alluring.
August 15, 2014
Stylish and loaded with humor.
August 15, 2014
This one is a must: they don't come better.
August 15, 2014
Asking an audience to laugh for two hours at the delirium tremens of a man suffering from alcoholism is a grisly thing.
March 16, 2009
Bogart is in his usual metier, a tough guy who, no less, has the facility of making a dame go for him, instead of he for her. That's where Bacall comes in.
July 13, 2008
"You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow," said Lauren Bacall to Bogey in this entertaining follow-up to Casablanca, thus launching the onscreen (and offscreen) romance that made them a popular team in the 1940s.
July 10, 2008
It owes more to Casablanca than it does to Hemingway.
July 9, 2007
Has a slick of bestial sweat to it that promises that the explosion of really naughty stuff is looming.
February 9, 2006
Bogie and Bacall fell in love while making the film, and their scenes reflect this, giving To Have and Have Not a degree of emotional presence that is unusual in the 'bite on the bullet' world of Hawks.
November 9, 2005
February 17, 2005
[Bogey & Bacall's] onscreen chemistry is palpable, all but overshadowing the fictional back story that made Rick and Ilsa's dance in Casablanca so memorable.
February 7, 2005
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