Casablanca (1943)

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.

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

Film should be a solid moneymaker everywhere.

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Sheila Johnston
Daily Telegraph

There are some of the very finest character actors that Warner Brothers could muster and a rich, detailed screenplay studded with an indecent number of sparklingly quotable lines. It is a movie to play again, and again.

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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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Andrew Collins
Radio Times

The reason Casablanca endures is that it's a timeless love story wrapped inside a gripping wartime thriller, written with such wit and meaning that it's still quoted (and misquoted) decades later.

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TIME Magazine

Nothing short of an invasion could add much to Casablanca.

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Time Out

There are some great supporting performances, and much of the dialogue has become history.

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Kirk Honeycutt

The film's tensions, sexual and dramatic, derive from the ambiguity of characters' motives. We can never be too sure about Rick and Renault until the final fadeout.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
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