Remove ads

Information

Year
1941
Runtime
100 min.
Director
John Huston
Genres
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
109,059
Checks
23,434
Favs
1,830
Dislikes
113
Favs/checks
7.8% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
16:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. deanroskell's avatar

    deanroskell

    I've been watching a lot of film noir over the last few months, which has been a great experience. Finally being able to see all these films I've heard about (and some I'd not). Today I watched The Maltese Falcon, this is one I'd heard name dropped the most, but now sitting here after the credits have rolled, I'm not sure why that is, I really struggled to enjoy it, the film didn't flow well, scenes meandered, or didn't build to a rightful tense conclusion. Maybe it's not fair to say because it's older, but I kept thinking of the excitement I had watching Double Indemnity, and how it wasn't present here.

    I feel like I'll have to chalk this one up as being one of those well loved films that I just don't see the fun of, or maybe I'll try again in a few years to see if things change.
    6 years 2 months ago
  2. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Brilliant movie, a progressive mystery plot that gets better and better as the movie flows.. 9 years 9 months ago
  3. Earring72's avatar

    Earring72

    I know this is a much loved film noir but I really didn't like it that much. There wasn't a lot of tension, just a lot of talk with some annoying characters......Maybe a second viewing is needed to "get it". .... 4 years 6 months ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. pring_chamillion checked this movie 6 hours 55 minutes ago
  2. homealone105 checked this movie 19 hours 19 minutes ago
  3. courtneyluuu and wazomike checked this movie 1 day 22 hours ago
  4. WatchTillTandava, dovele and Linas checked this movie 3 days ago
  5. jaimetorres favorited this movie 4 days 20 hours ago
  6. jaimetorres checked this movie 4 days 20 hours ago
See more activity

In 25 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #4 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
    TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films's icon

    TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films

    4
  2. This movie ranks #4 in TSPDT's 100 Essential Noir Films
    TSPDT's 100 Essential Noir Films's icon

    TSPDT's 100 Essential No…

    4
  3. This movie ranks #7 in IMDb's Film-Noir Top 50
    IMDb's Film-Noir Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Film-Noir Top 50

    7
  4. This movie ranks #13 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
    Library of Congress's National Film Registry's icon

    Library of Congress's Na…

    13
  5. This movie ranks #21 in IMDb's 1940s Top 50
    IMDb's 1940s Top 50's icon

    IMDb's 1940s Top 50

    21
  6. This movie ranks #26 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills
    AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills's icon

    AFI's 100 Years...100 Th…

    26
  7. This movie ranks #31 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies
    AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies's icon

    AFI's 100 Years...100 Mo…

    31
  8. This movie ranks #39 in Spike Lee's Essential List of Films for Filmmakers
    Spike Lee's Essential List of Films for Filmmakers's icon

    Spike Lee's Essential Li…

    39
  9. This movie ranks #43 in Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century
    Leonard Maltin's 100 Must-See Films of the 20th Century's icon

    Leonard Maltin's 100 Mus…

    43
  10. This movie ranks #49 in IMDb's Mystery Top 50
    IMDb's Mystery Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Mystery Top 50

    49
  11. This movie ranks #74 in Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time
    Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time's icon

    Rotten Tomatoes's Top 10…

    74
  12. This movie ranks #120 in Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees
    Academy Award - Best Picture Nominees's icon

    Academy Award - Best Pic…

    120
  13. This movie ranks #127 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
    Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown's icon

    Halliwell's Top 1000: Th…

    127
  14. This movie ranks #132 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
    Roger Ebert's Great Movies's icon

    Roger Ebert's Great Movi…

    132
  15. This movie ranks #143 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
    Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey's icon

    Mark Cousins's The Story…

    143
  16. This movie ranks #147 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
    BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project's icon

    BFI's 360 Classic Featur…

    147
  17. This movie ranks #147 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die's icon

    1001 Movies You Must See…

    147
  18. This movie ranks #209 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
    Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema's icon

    Jonathan Rosenbaum's Ess…

    209
  19. This movie ranks #254 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
    David Thomson's Have You Seen?'s icon

    David Thomson's Have You…

    254
  20. This movie ranks #258 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
    TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films's icon

    TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest F…

    258
  21. This movie ranks #273 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
    Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time's icon

    Empire's The 500 Greates…

    273
  22. This movie ranks #355 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
    Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies's icon

    Emma Beare's 501 Must-Se…

    355
  23. This movie ranks #520 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
    The New York Times's Book of Movies's icon

    The New York Times's Boo…

    520
  24. This movie ranks #552 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
    The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die's icon

    The Guardian's 1000 Film…

    552
  25. This movie ranks #559 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
    Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time's icon

    Sight & Sound's The Grea…

    559
View all lists this movie is in