Key Largo
Key Largo (1948)

In this film, Humphrey Bogart plays Frank McCloud, an embittered war veteran who travels to Key Largo to meet Nora Temple, the wife of his deceased war buddy. Arriving at a tumbledown hotel managed by Nora's father-in-law, McCloud… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A little windy and rhetorical for my taste, but still one of John Huston's best efforts.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The script prepared by Mr. Huston and Richard Brooks was too full of words and highly cross-purposed implications to give the action full chance.

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Emanuel Levy

Claire Trevor won a Supporting Oscar for playing the alcoholic mistress of Edward G. Robinson's gangster in John Huston's taut crimer starring Bogart.

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Variety Staff

Emphasis is on tension in the telling, and effective use of melodramatic mood has been used to point up the suspense.

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Josh Larsen

First seen soaking in a tub while chomping on a cigar, Robinson arises from the water to put a stranglehold on the film.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Perfeclty tense atmosphere and performances, with the sparks flying between Bogart and Bacall.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Although the characters are basically stereotypes, they are lent the gift of life by a superlative cast.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Trapped in a country estate by an impending storm, a mobster attempts to lay low before escaping from the police, but takes a risky gambit holding Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall hostage.

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Huston's wayward talent seldom lacked energy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A ruthless mobster and his gang hold a group of hotel guests hostage during a hurricane on the Florida Keys. Another Noir from John (The Maltese Falcon) Huston… More
AJ Verser
I liked this movie, not only for the great cast, but the great story too. Two bad situations, gangsters and a hurricane, make for an interesting movie.
jay nixon
Tight thriller with a top notch cast. Claire Trevor deserved her Oscar for broken down singer Gae Dawn she's heartbreakingly wonderful.
Conner Rainwater
Just a really fun movie, you can't go wrong with John Huston and Humphrey Bogart. The story is simple, one man against the mob on an island with no escape.… More
Graham Jones
Another masterpiece from John Huston, the tension rarely lets up in this fantastic film. With great performances from the whole cast and an ending that packs a… More
Devon Bott
Frank McCloud walks into a Key Largo hotel and is greeted by a screaming lush named Gaye Dawn (Claire Trevor) and a group of thugs. But it's not the lush… More