Monday, October 25, 2010

Two Line Reviews - #109

Movie: The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Plot: A private detective duo is hired by a woman who pretends to seek information on her missing sister & her lover. One of the detectives gets murdered;the lover gets murdered. The heat is on the detective as vested interests on a Falcon statuette with historical significance is found to be causing all the jeopardy.

  • The intriguing plot itself is a huge plus.
  • Humphrey Bogart is such a class act! He displays rock-solid acting stuff throughout the course of the film.
  • Dialogs have always been excellent in the very old films I've seen. There are a lot of dialogs in this film too but every single line is insightful & appreciable.
The reason for the killing of Bogart's associate is not satisfactory.

My Rating: 9.5/10

1 comment:

  1. do watch 'In a lonely place' by Nicholas Ray.. Another brilliantly acted noir with humphrey bogart.. Watched it recently and it was an absolute treat..