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Year
1941
Runtime
100 min.
Director
John Huston
Genres
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
109,059
Checks
21,440
Favs
1,674
Dislikes
97
Favs/checks
7.8% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
17:1
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  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.
    2 years 1 month ago
  2. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Brilliant movie, a progressive mystery plot that gets better and better as the movie flows.. 5 years 7 months ago
  3. BetweenDreaming's avatar

    BetweenDreaming

    Great film 6 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #8 in Film-noir
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  2. This movie ranks #13 in National Film Registry
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  3. This movie ranks #19 in 1940s
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  4. This movie ranks #24 in Best Of Rotten Tomatoes
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  5. This movie ranks #26 in AFI's 100 years...100 thrills
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  7. This movie ranks #35 in Mystery
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  8. This movie ranks #39 in Spike Lee's Essential Film List
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  9. This movie ranks #43 in 100 Must-See Films Of The 20th Century
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  10. This movie ranks #119 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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  11. This movie ranks #127 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  12. This movie ranks #128 in 250 Quintessential Noir Films
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  13. This movie ranks #131 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  14. This movie ranks #143 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  15. This movie ranks #147 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  16. This movie ranks #148 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  17. This movie ranks #204 in Top 250
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  18. This movie ranks #209 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  19. This movie ranks #250 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  20. This movie ranks #273 in Empire 500
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  21. This movie ranks #283 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  22. This movie ranks #355 in 501 Must See Movies
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  23. This movie ranks #531 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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  24. This movie ranks #556 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  25. This movie ranks #570 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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