Casablanca
Casablanca (1942)

One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An undisputed masterpiece and perhaps Hollywood's quintessential statement on love and romance, Casablanca has only improved with age, boasting career-defining performances from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.

Kate Cameron
New York Daily News

An entertaining adventure story played against the colorful background of the cosmopolitan city that has become an important stop on the timetable of the European refugee.

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TIME Magazine

Nothing short of an invasion could add much to Casablanca.

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Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

Curtiz's film is a classic for a reason -- it's crafted with the precision, detail and beauty of a Fabergť egg; the dialogue is hauntingly memorable and, in Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, it has one of the most magnetic screen pairings in history.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Nobody lights a torch like Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa or carries one like Humphrey Bogart's Rick.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Film should be a solid moneymaker everywhere.

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Graham Fuller
The Arts Desk

Knowing the story doesn't impair one's wonder at the undiminished magic of Casablanca.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Casablanca is the most sociable, the most companionable film ever made. Life as an endless party.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Part of what makes this wartime Hollywood drama (1942) about love and political commitment so fondly remembered is its evocation of a time when the sentiment of this country about certain things appeared to be unified.

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Witney Seibold
Nerdist

Frankly, it's earned its reputation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
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Wartime cafe owner Humphrey Bogart's life is turned upside down when the woman who broke his heart walks into his bar with her husband, a fugitive from the… More
Eugene Bernabe
A timeless classic filled with laughter, suspense, drama and romance. Casablanca's brilliance in dialogue and chemistry from Bogart and Bergman compile on… More
Sam Barnett
"Casablanca" is a tight movie. Craftsmanship is the name of the game, and with every line, look, and movement contributing to its story, not a moment… More
Carlos Magalh„es
An undeniable classic that is forever charming and irresistible, even if also far from perfect - the characters, for instance, do not always act consistently… More
Alice Shen
Anyone who doesn't love "Casablanca" should...stay in Casablanca? I don't know if this is the original… More
Eliza Norton
Casablanca: This movie appears at lists for best love stories of all time,listed with predictable ,every day chick flick stories as if there is no difference .… More