Back when films...
Back when films had male leads that didn't have to be body builders to be heroes. Back when great writing made a great film.
Back when smoking in the movies was so cool that I want to smoke every time I see a classic oldie like this one.
Truly one of the best movies ever made!
A movie that is timeless. You get it all, intrigue, love, evil, as well as good triumphing over that evil. Did I mention great music too! I think those that watch it will be positively impacted by it.
What can one say?
By Alan Smithee, Jr
What can one say about Casablanca that hasn’t already been repeated a million times?
It’s brilliant, it’s romantic, it’s funny and witty. It’s the way many wish the world still worked and still occasionally does.
Great film. True classic!
This movie lives up to the hype. I was not disappointed!
A True Sensation
By Mr Math1
I know it's been said a billion times, but this movie is a true Hollywood sensation. There's a reason that people are still in love with it over 70 years after its release. Every word spoken has meaning, and its themes are gripping.
The cast is absolutely flawless. Humphrey Bogart is at his best, Ingrid Bergman is as elegant as ever, and Claude Rains is hilariously witty. But what makes this movie a sensation is that every character is unique and perfect. The bartender, the doorman, the waiter, the Nazis, the people hoping to reach America, etc are all superb. THAT makes this movie something special.
Every scene is visually striking, and the aura is undeniable. What a film. I guess I love its dialogue more than anything. There is so much wit and charm and humor in this movie.
This is a true masterpiece and a must have film for everybody.
"Here's looking at you kid."
Best Movie Ever Made?
That's what some say, why not watch it and find out? : )
Watch It To Remember What Romance Is
By Filmmaker Too
When you’re feeling cynical and tired of life… take a few deep breaths, take a walk (if you can), look out the window at a tree or some flowers - AND THEN watch Casablanca. No matter how many times I watch Rick falling apart, alone, drink in hand, reliving the memory of his one true love, the scene is moving. Great actors in great roles with great writing and great plot. Wonderful film.
BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME!
Hollywood with today’s special effects, huge budgets and computerization can not even come close to a movie of this gravitas and sophistication. Patriotic, romantic and glamorous it is glimpse into America lost. Although the heroes are flawed, they were filled with virtue and in the end love and virtue triumph over evil.
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are great actors. Paul Henreid is not so good and that is same for Claude Rains. But both of them are ok. John Qualen I didn't like in his younger years that much but I do in The Searchers. Qualen played in many John Ford movies.
By Masad מַסָּד