The Maltese Falcon
Mystery • NR • 1941 • 1 hr 40 min
its almost hard to believe this was filmed in 1941, fully deserves its classic status. great story and cinematography, an essential noir
A classic, and one of the original film noirs. An amazing performance by Bogart, and all the makings of noirs to come
Peter Lorre stealing scenes like they were bases
Grey morals, rapid dialogue, plot twists, and a cynical outlook, this movie could’ve come out one year ago, not eighty.
If you’re looking to get into film noir, this is the best in the genre, and one of the best films period
One of the greatest directorial debuts of all time. The whole film looks amazing. The writing, also by Houston, is pure noir.
Always thought the fat man's obsession with the falcon to be a great allegory for how we always chase the feeling of our first love.
What all detective noirs are based on and strive to be. Bogart is fantastic, everything looks great, and each beat is timed perfectly.
Due to the time period, some of the acting doesn’t hold up. But the writing and story are top notch.
Man, every other scene the plot gets flipped on its head! Really entertaining all the way through.
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