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Casablanca

Casablanca

1942
Romance, Drama
1h 42m
Classic film set in occupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications (imdb)
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Casablanca

1942
Romance, Drama
1h 42m
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Rated 14 Aug 2007
99
99th
So perfectly done that it's an absolute joy to watch. Funny and thrilling and romantic and moving. Clips along so smoothly that you don't realize that time is passing.
Rated 02 Apr 2008
10
97th
Who says great films should last more than 3 hours, just take a look at this little gem right here. Not just an engaging romance story, but a solid war film aswell. The dialogues are quick, funny and smart, the music sets the tone just right and Humphrey Bogart together with Ingrid Bergman contribute vastly to this one of a kind masterpiece. I hope Hollywood can learn from this.
Rated 07 Feb 2007
5
91st
One of the greatest scripts ever written. That's what stands out about this movie to me: the amazingly snappy dialogue and well-written romantic scenes. In fact, this movie might be the most romantic ever made. Bogart is heartbreaking as the weary and cynical bar owner, and Bergman the tragic lever between his and Heinreid's love; she was never more delicate or vulnerable.
Rated 27 Aug 2012
95
99th
It must be because I've seen so many shitty movies recently, but I'd almost forgotten just how great it feels to watch a previously unseen classic and be blown away by a production where everything is close to flawless. So dense, slick, cool, sharp and witty that it left me dizzy. What a wonderful feeling.
Rated 30 May 2016
94
99th
Finally got around to seeing this. It's easy to approach films which have attracted universal praise with a degree of scepticism; any such scepticism I had was dispelled within a few minutes. This film is excellent, pretty much flawless. It gets more done in its short running time than most films twice its length could achieve. Beautifully crafted, and incredibly efficient. And the performances are pitch-perfect - Bogart is tremendous. It's romantic, witty, exciting and hugely involving. See it.
Rated 14 Jan 2007
100
98th
I still get emotional watching this film. One of the few films that really does live up to its hype.
Rated 07 Jan 2008
94
97th
Every single bit as great as everyone says it is and anyone who says it's not is either a liar or flat out wrong. Bogart is absolutely amazing. The script is razor sharp in it's wit. From start to finish this film is sheer drama of the most captivating kind. Essential watch.
Rated 12 Dec 2006
99
99th
This film is proof that even when working with a conventional formula you can still make an astounding film if all the elements are strong. It's pretty close to perfect in every way, the highlight being Bogart and the wonderful lines he's given..
Rated 29 Jan 2007
100
98th
There is absolutely nothing wrong this movie.
Rated 13 Sep 2007
10
98th
One of the most important movies ever made and a definitive tier 10 film. If this doesn't make your tier 10, what will? It's a perfect movie witha few flaws that don't really matter in the end. Great chemistry and a million quotable lines. I wish this movie never ended.
Rated 24 Sep 2007
100
99th
If a greater movie was ever made by Hollywood, it must be in very scarce company indeed. Most films are lucky if they spawn one memorable line; Casablanca has a whole page. People even name other films after its lines! We first meet Rick playing chess (Bogie's own idea--he was by far the best chess player in Hollywood, and indeed used to make a living hustling games in his early days in New York when acting jobs were scarce). The screenplay was named best ever by some bigshot panel or other.
Rated 03 Aug 2010
95
99th
One of the most well-known and best-loved classics and it is in many ways a flawless pic. You'll be hard pressed to find anything to dislike about it. It has wonderful moments and great dialogue. Uniformly excellent cast members, best of which is, of course, Bogart.
Rated 05 Jul 2015
100
97th
With a razor-sharp script, spot-on performances, and timeless themes, this is Old Hollywood at the height of its powers, and one of the best movies of all time.
Rated 29 Jan 2007
95
96th
The pinnacle of great romance films. Everybody adores Casablanca, and for good reason. First off you got Bogey and Ingrid, both of which play unforgettable characters, especially Bogart as Blaine. Then you got a razor sharp and extremely witty script to back up the characters. The script is something else, I mean before you watch Casablanca, you can still recognize a lot of the lines said in this. It is a great romance, and definitely has one of the, and if not the greatest romance story ever.
Rated 31 May 2008
100
98th
An instant classic. Nothing can be said about it that hasn't already been. Amazing, amazing film, that will touch all hearts, all people from all walks of life.
Rated 13 Jun 2008
100
99th
Truly perfect. Aside from a perfect story you've got some deep, true art that really make the film the classic it has rightfully become. Bogart may not be the greatest actor to ever grace the screen, but he doesn't need to be. He's perfect, just like everyone, and everything else in the film.
Rated 26 Oct 2019
90
93rd
Of all the movies, from all the countries, in all the world, this would be one of them. One in which just so happens to be debated as the greatest movie ever, after you round up the usual suspects of films like "Citizen Kane"(1941), "The Godfather"(1972), and "Gremlins 2: The New Batch"(1990). So I knew that I would have to watch it, or I would regret it...maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of my life I would've been left to wonder exactly what all the hype was about.
Rated 08 Apr 2008
100
90th
This is as close to perfect as a movie can get. They don't make them like this any more.
Rated 31 Dec 2008
100
97th
There's a reason it hovers near the top of most greatest-movie lists. No one could play sarcastic and bitter with a heart of gold better than Bogie, and Bergman made a rather weakly-written part memorable. The supporting cast (especially Claude Rains) is excellent, and there's something to please everyone - romance, drama, comedy, tragedy, and suspense.
Rated 22 Jan 2010
89
96th
Casablanca is everything what Hollywood should be offering. Brilliant writing, edgy dialogues, unsentimental romance all performed by a couple of amazing actors/actrices and directed with flare and vision to become a masterpiece of entertainment. So to still be enjoyed 60 years after release.
Rated 27 Jan 2012
90
97th
One of those classics I had never seen that upon first viewing was instantly a favorite.
Rated 18 Mar 2007
98
98th
Casablanca is maybe the best romantic drama ever made. It's a movie that stays with you forever.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
98
99th
Does it get better than this?
Rated 14 Aug 2007
10
93rd
I wouldn't trust the opinion of anyone who didn't think this was a great film.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
99
99th
Casablanca is one of the most well made films of all time. It's is an incredible movie, and it's forever to be one of the most memorable and beautiful love stories on film. There could never be enough room to give praise to everything about this film that deserves praise. Awesome!
Rated 11 Feb 2008
100
99th
Here's looking at one of the greatest movies ever made.
Rated 09 May 2008
100
99th
Tells probably the most realistic(and interesting) love story ever put to film, told through some of the best characters.
Rated 12 Aug 2008
100
98th
The best romantic drama ever made in cinema history. Flawlessly crafted, carefully constructed and delicate, it's one of the best films of all time! Who can resist the script? Thought so. Very effective and the best love story ever told.
Rated 17 Apr 2009
9
92nd
The greatest romance and love story to be presented on film. One of the best scripts and with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman producing the lines, it becomes a sure classic.
Rated 10 Jun 2009
80
74th
The most fitting Bogart role I've ever seen, I wasn't really impressed by Ingrid Bergman, and could have done with a lot more Claude Rains and Peter Lorre. My main reason for rating this movie so high is not because of how much I liked it (I thought it was decent, but not great) it's because of the sheer lasting power/influence, and the number of quotable lines, that even a ten year old probably knows.
Rated 29 Dec 2009
95
99th
The definition of the word 'classic'
Rated 23 Oct 2010
97
99th
This movie simply has everything - action, mystery, romance, music, Nazis, a terrific script with a sharp sense of humor and one of the best casts ever assembled (I'm especially fond of Claude Rains, who easily gets some of the best lines in the film). Best of all, its one of those rare movies that gets better with each viewing; I've seen Casablanca at least half a dozen times and am still as captivated by it as I was the first time I watched it.
Rated 20 Mar 2011
95
96th
When Ilsa comes into the club for the first time and asks Sam to play the song, Curtiz lingers on Bergman's face. The camera stops moving, the edits stop coming. We are left with a human face. We have hints of painful memories, but that we don't yet know the specifics makes it all the more impacting. That moment is the pinnacle of a film filled with great moments and great performances. Virtually everything works beautifully, and because of that, this film has amazing staying power.
Rated 25 Apr 2011
90
95th
It's Bogart at his best with an amazing screenplay, how could it be anything but superb? A classy, biting romance.
Rated 05 Aug 2012
100
99th
Deservedly famous entertainment is essentially the ultimate movie: weaving a touching romance, delicious comedy and exciting action against a vivid historical back drop. Entire cast is sensational, highlighted by a subtle Bogart, bemusedly venal Rains and gorgeous Bergman. Writing is so acrid (and bitterly cynical at times) that it is hard to pick it as a 40s film, but the undercurrent of genuine romance and human emotion eliminates any nasty after-taste. See it in a theatre if you can!
Rated 28 Apr 2015
95
96th
Classicblanca! Heh.
Rated 07 Jan 2007
100
99th
This movie has everything you could ever want from a movie. ...and Ingrid Bergman is beautiful.
Rated 13 Jan 2007
99
99th
Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
98th
One of the best movies ever made.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
97th
Not overrated in the slightest, Casablanca is an iconic film of its era that will remain timeless for generations to come.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
97th
It truly is the pinnacle of the Hollywood studio system...
Rated 02 Feb 2008
100
99th
Earns its reputation and then some. It absolutely has one of the greatest screenplays ever written. It's not only endlessly quotable and iconic, but it also effortlessly deals with so many universal themes (love, war, patriotism, morality) while telling an intimate human story. It's breathlessly paced, intelligent, perfectly acted, rousing, funny, thrilling, romantic and every other superlative that you can come up with. As close to perfection as Hollywood cinema gets.
Rated 27 Jul 2008
100
90th
We'll always have Paris.
Rated 02 Sep 2008
100
99th
There may not be a script that compares to this. The dialogue is pitch perfect. Heck, everything is perfect.
Rated 09 Nov 2008
89
92nd
an example of everything that's good about classic hollywood
Rated 15 Nov 2008
25
25th
Don't play it again.
Rated 05 Jul 2009
95
97th
Truly brilliant script. It's unfortunate that it's taken me this long to see it. It's amazing that you have heard some of the classic lines so many times but then when you hear them delivered (mostly by Bogart), there's an entire emotional/cool depth to 'em that make them sound fresh. That's both a compliment to him and the script. Everything else about the movie is great. It's simple on the surface but it tells a classic romance about people in hard, oppressive times. Also, Ingrid is beautiful.
Rated 07 Aug 2009
100
96th
I found the political angle to this film even more moving than the love story that everyone always gushes about. The last shot of the film has Bogart and a local Vichy government puppet walking off into the mist to join the Free France movement. As we see "THE END" come up on the screen, the French national anthem plays. My God! I got chills! Had I seen this is '42 I may have ran right out of the theater and enlisted right away. Viva la France!
Rated 22 Dec 2009
94
93rd
A perfect cast, witty dialogue. Perhaps my favorite film about love and honor.
Rated 14 Mar 2011
98
98th
One of the most beautiful & moving films ever made. The script is fantastic, with some of the most recognizable lines in movie history, and the cast is flawless. I don't know how I made it to 28 without ever seeing this, but I figure it was a good choice for my 1,000th movie watched.
Rated 07 Jan 2013
100
98th
The thing that makes Casablanca so special, and a true legend in the history of cinema, is that at its core it's a simple love story. It's about a man and a woman who are in love. And it follows through with that and goes through the tribulations that these two people must face, and the sacrifices they deal with, for the greater good. This emotion is carried so well by the great performances by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Overall, Casablanca is a masterpiece in romance and drama.
Rated 12 Mar 2015
90
92nd
"Look out Rick! He's packin' heat!" Finally having the context to "Here's looking at you, kid" was kinda moving, great moment : )
Rated 10 Dec 2015
95
97th
Truly a classic in every form of the word. A film noir like no other, mixed with a romance like no other. The chemistry between the three leads is magical, and Casblanca sports one of wittiest scripts I have seen in a long time. Plus for 1942, it's direction is almost unparalleled. It's a classic in every form of the word, and almost perfect.
Rated 04 Nov 2020
64
50th
I never felt truly immersed with Casablanca, but the film really is a testament to a strong script. The setting and perspective (which would have been contemporary at the time of release) are more interesting than the plot itself, though the fast-paced ending was my favourite part. I gravitated towards the more comedic elements, and as such Rains (Capt. Renault) was my MVP. Ultimately, I'm interpreting the ending to be Rick's gamble on a beautiful friendship over an unconvincing romance.
Rated 15 May 2021
90
91st
This was surely the most significant film I had just never gotten around to seeing for whatever reason. I had, of course, seen the big scenes, heard the iconic quotes (and misquotes), and known the famous ending and soundtrack, but finally seeing it all in context was a treat. Glad to finally check the box on this classic.
Rated 24 Jul 2022
75
49th
When you're showing a brutal dehumanizing villain machine like the Nazis (and their refugee collateral damage), I'm not sure it makes sense to call Sam "boy" and treat him as a stereotype. Yet, outside of the racial politics, the film is uneven as a work of cinema. Rick's recurring "I stick my neck out for nobody" line is too on the nose. The flashback is forced. And the repetitive song/music theme gets annoying. Still, the dialogue has some jokes, including in that final scene. Recommended.
Rated 05 Mar 2007
70
82nd
True classic
Rated 20 Mar 2007
99
98th
Bogart gave some pretty wooden line readings, but I'll be damned if he doesn't tear me to shreds. This is peak Bogey. Bergman doesn't play off him as well as Bacall, but she's got another guy in this anyway. So, we got a great day at the office from Humphrey, and what else? Well, lots. We've got the duelling anthem scene, we've got Peter Lorre being all espionagey, we've got nazis and politics and a point-of-view and all of it is plenty easy on the eyes. Overrated, avoid.
Rated 30 Jun 2007
100
98th
Recently watched this again for the first time in at least 20 years, and if anything my memory did not do the thing justice. It's even better than I remembered.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
99th
Perfection in celluloid form? Definitely one of the best films ever, and the genuine classic, much imitated and revered. Halliwell's guide says of Casablanca, "..after various chances [it] just fell together impeccably into one of the outstanding entertainment experiences of cinema history". For Casablanca virgins cynicism comes easy - how can it live upto all the plaudits? Within minutes all that cynicism totally evaporates and the film demonstrates its masterful technique.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
98th
Of all the gin joints in all the cities in all the world... this one gets a 100 rating hahahahaha!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
99th
Not ashamed to say it's the greatest movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
97
99th
Not enough can be said about this movie. Timeless and always great.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
82nd
A classic piece of Hollywood cinema.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
4
74th
Lives up to its reputation with one of the best scripts ever. Bogart is at his most charismatic, Bergman is almost hopelessly romantic, and together they are tragic. The script isn't just snap and wit; there's some pretty deep, branching character development going on here. All of the characters fit perfectly into the puzzle.
Rated 18 Oct 2007
100
94th
An American standard, required viewing for any serious fan of cinema, and one film that lives up to the critical hype. One of a handful of American films that are defined largely by individual moments as opposed to an overall narrative or storyline (such as the patriotic singing duel between the Nazis & French patrons of Rick's cafe, Bogart's famous "here's looking at you, kid" line or Bogart & Claude Rains walking into the foggy distance at the end of the film). A ligitimate film masterpiece.
Rated 28 Dec 2007
75
26th
Look, I know it's well done and romantic and a classic. I still hated it. How are we supposed to root for Ilse and Rick's relationship when there is a good, honest man like Victor who will be endangered if they get together? I won't deny it was well done and if the iconic lines hadn't all been spoiled for me, it might have been mildly clever to me. In the end, I was more than underwhelmed by this "classic."
Rated 13 Mar 2008
97
99th
A true love story. This film is not only one of the best films of all time, but has one of the best scrips of all time aswell. A must see for everybody.
Rated 28 Jun 2008
85
95th
Very Nice
Rated 24 Dec 2008
100
99th
What can I say that hasn't been said before? This film is not lacking in fans, and it's no wonder. It's a perfect blend of so many elements. Bogart, Bergman, Rains, they're all used so well.
Rated 04 Aug 2009
54
25th
Overrated in my opinion
Rated 12 Oct 2009
100
99th
The pinnacle of classic Hollywood melodrama. What else is there to say...
Rated 08 Jul 2010
100
99th
I mean, really. It's such a perfect accident of a film that it's insane to suggest any changes. Nothing this good happens on purpose.
Rated 10 Jul 2010
94
96th
Wow it has a lot of famous lines in it, and I can see why it's really popular, it was slow to get going and everyone knows the plot. I probably would have loved it if I watched it alone, without my wife being bored to tears (she seems to only like horror films).
Rated 20 Sep 2010
93
99th
I believe it was Umberto Eco who said ten cliches makes a movie trite, but a hundred make a classic.
Rated 15 Nov 2010
0
0th
Just kidding - I'd giv'er an 81. Thought I'd throw you off a bit. I believe it was the inestimable Dr. Steve Brule who once said, "Gotcha".
Rated 26 Mar 2011
87
94th
I started watching this fully prepared to hate it. Boy was I surprised when I ended up loving it. It's a great story and an amazing script, acted out by a great cast. Will probably rewatch this one quite a few times.
Rated 19 Jul 2011
97
93rd
An undisputed masterpiece and perhaps Hollywood's quintessential statement on love and romance, Casablanca has only improved with age, boasting career-defining performances from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Rated 26 Aug 2011
98
92nd
An old legend that earns its classic status through every scene.
Rated 15 Feb 2012
99
99th
A perfect film. Bogart and Bergman are perfectly cast, as are the incredible supporting cast of Heinreid, Rains, Veidt, Lorre, and Greenstreet. To think they almost cut "As Time Goes By" out of the film just baffles me.
Rated 20 May 2012
40
95th
Casablanca isn't a classic, it's the classic. There are precious few films that have ingrained themselves so deeply into our culture that we reference them without knowing we are doing so. Citizen Kane, Gone With the Wind, The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, the original Star Wars films, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial - and Casablanca. It's a celebration of love, life, and the days of yore in Old Hollywood.
Rated 05 Jan 2013
96
97th
An incredibly tense and well-paced film about the horrors of war wrapped in a tragic love story. I love how almost the entire thing is driven by atmosphere and well-written dialogue; there are only a few amounts of memorable scenes, per se, but an astonishing amount of memorable quotes. Fantastic character development as well, especially with the prime performance that both Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains put in. Sophisticated propaganda, great manuscript and generally just a true classic.
Rated 17 Apr 2013
94
93rd
A near perfect movie. Bogart is incredible as Rick in this war drama set during WWII. There are just so many good things about this film. The use of lighting is spectacular. The plot is as good as anything released today. Ingrid Bergman honestly might be the most beautiful woman in Casablanca. This movie is also really funny at times and really tense at others. It even tackles some really tough subjects during a tough time in history. Just a gem of a movie that will remain a classic.
Rated 02 Jul 2013
91
99th
For once I have to swim with the crowd - Casablanca really is one of the most perfect films I've ever seen. Although I sometimes have troubles relating to older movies this one really got to me. It's amazing how so much story, so much character-depth, so much great politics and emotions fit into so little time. I don't want to join the 'the good film's dead' crowd, but this film helped me comprehend their arguments...
Rated 19 Aug 2013
100
99th
I cannot imagine a picture more mesmerising in it's words, more beautiful in its simplicity or more overwhelming for the energy you feel that passes between the characters. Bergman and Bogart are an onscreen couple that have to be seen to be believed, playing out the turbulence of emotion caught within an unemotional world.
Rated 28 Jul 2014
90
88th
it's easy to see why this film is a classic. even watching it for the first time, i felt nostalgic, as if i were returning to an old favourite for the umpteenth time. the story thrills and compels, leading to a beautiful end that exemplifies "surprising yet inevitable". the dialogue is sharp, witty and heartfelt, and humphrey bogart oozes enough charm, chivalry and class to make you melt in your seat. a wonderful film i'll watch for the rest of my life.
Rated 31 Dec 2014
95
96th
What can be said about this film that hasn't been said a million times before? It's not like you are going to read this review, and go, "oh yeah, I guess it IS a great film."
Rated 12 Jun 2016
96
98th
The essential Hollywood classic, Casablanca's phenomenal screenplay, outstanding performances, and simple story combine into the singular whole that is movie magic.
Rated 24 Feb 2020
96
94th
A timeless romance remembered for its unconventional ending, Casablanca has stood the test of time due to its strong stance against isolationism in the midst of wartime when humanity is suffering, a script that never gets bogged down in melodrama, and a host of great performances.
Rated 11 Apr 2020
95
98th
The only bad thing I can say about this movie is that I wish Peter Lorre was in more of it.
Rated 06 Dec 2006
84
90th
Good movie, does no wrong. It isn't mindblowing, but definitely enjoyable
Rated 26 Feb 2007
82
90th
As a film, it's perfectly directed and brilliantly edited, with almost no scene or character shown needlessly, always progressing the story or giving more information about certain characters.
Rated 26 Feb 2007
93
97th
Not at all overrated.
Rated 21 Mar 2007
100
97th
***** - for substance. ***** - for style.
Rated 26 Mar 2007
100
95th
Required viewing for all fans of old movies. The Nazis never had a 77mm gun, and it's difficult to imagine Le Gaulle's name carrying any weight with the Vichy French, but why carp?
Rated 14 Aug 2007
82
93rd
Some schmaltziness but an incontestably enjoyable experience.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
83
82nd
Saw it, liked it, but didn't have the effect I thought it would. Maybe if i had seen it fifty years ago.
Rated 18 Aug 2007
98
98th
bogart-bergman Play it once, Sam.
Rated 06 Dec 2007
100
98th
A classic not to be missed at anytime.
Rated 31 Dec 2007
90
90th
It's a classic, what more needs to be said?

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