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Feb 27, 2021BBRUTTIG rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
This was a good 1941 mystery thriller but pale in comparison to Casablanca.
Nov 24, 2020VonHafenstaaad rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A good movie tells a story that hooks the audience. It creates curiosity. It causes something to happen as a result of a person's actions. The movie The Maltese Falcon satisfies these requirements, because John Huston the director…
Nov 21, 2020Bubba_Louie rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
To say that "The Maltese Falcon" could've been a whole better than it was would truly be an understatement like no other. It's true. I mean, this vintage motion picture was apparently a real box-office hit when it was first released…
Aug 28, 2018
Clearly a product of its time - 1941's "The Maltese Falcon" is (IMO) very much like taking a somewhat rocky, little stroll down old "Memory Lane". While WW2 raged on over in Europe - "The Maltese Falcon" was just the sort of film that…
Oct 14, 2017
76 years old and still ticking (?) - Barely.
Oct 11, 2017
Last night I was feeling in a bit of a nostalgic mood. And, so - With that, I decided to take a stroll down Hollywood's "Memory Lane" with 1941's "The Maltese Falcon". Loosely based on the 1930 novel (of the same name) penned by famous…
Oct 06, 2017
Now nearly 80 years old - This vintage, Hollywood crime-drama from 1941 was OK at best. It really hasn't aged very well. And the performances were almost laughable at times.
Jul 14, 2017DanglingConversations rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
Very wooden acting and stock characterizations. There are irregularities in the plot line that would not be tolerated in a modern movie. The movie was frustratingly out of date.
Jun 17, 2017trcookIIImddmd rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Not totally boring, but close; few old movies appeal to my sound bite sensibility--The action is just too slow. I'm looking forward to Baby Driver, Ronin being one of my favorite films.
EuSei
Mar 10, 2015EuSei rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Like Sam Spade, in the book the reader is left to wonder what is the big secret his client is keeping. The movie loses a lot of suspense by letting the viewer into it immediately. I don’t think Bogart was (physically) able to convey the…
Mar 09, 2015akirakato rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This is a 1941 film noir based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. The story follows a San Francisco private detective and his dealings with three unscrupulous adventurers, all of whom are competing to obtain a…
LRS1969
Oct 02, 2014LRS1969 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
OlivePlaid apparently has hard time realizing how special editions work... and that the movie is on the third disk! Nor able to realize that this isn't a Complaint Section, but a book / movie review area! In that regard, this movie…
Aug 09, 2014OlivePlaid rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Waste of time if you are looking for a movie since at least two of the discs in this volume are special features and not the actual movie named on the cover.
theorbys
Dec 04, 2013theorbys rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
First and best film noir, in fact one of the best films ever made. Everything about it is letter perfect. Bogart is overpowering as Sam Spade, and Mary Astor is the very essence of a femme fatale, plus the supporting cast is flawless.
Oct 23, 201322950006357453 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
why is it assumed that woman is going to jail for killing miles? sam spades' say so? theres no evidence against her.
May 17, 2013
Everyone who likes movies should watch this a few times over their lifetime. I'll just comment about the features, which aren't real features. Other than the trailers for a few contemporary films, there's only one feature. It's a…
btmslt
May 24, 2012btmslt rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A good film with a bit of a let down concerning the solution to the mystery.
Mar 12, 2012Keogh rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
One of the best films ever, period. Bogart at his finest, and he's surrounded by a brilliant cast.
Mar 06, 2012Monolith rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A stylistic piece of workmanship. (Supposedly) touted as the first of the film noir genre. Bogart was larger than life. The entire cast was superb, notably the 'humbugging' Greenstreet, and the sniveling Lorre. A helluva directorial debut…
voisjoe1
Feb 21, 2012voisjoe1 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Considered to be the best film noir ever produced. And John Huston made this as a first time director. "This is the stuff that dreams are made of."
Jan 24, 2012sdelao rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A classic!! See it.
aaa5756
Oct 15, 2011aaa5756 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A++ all the way for this movie!!!!
voisjoe1
Oct 15, 2011voisjoe1 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Considered by many to be the best film noir ever made. This movie and the movie Julia got me to read 3 or 4 of Dashiell Hammett's novels plus read a biography of Hammett. I myself consider Chinatown to be closest to this one in…
Jan 03, 2010haPPY_FUn_baLL rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Stands up well against contemporary movies. It's one of those movies that keeps you riveted and is over before you know it.