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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

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"In many ways the ultimate Hawks film: clear, direct, and thoroughly brilliant."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Bogie and Bacall fell in love while making the film, and their scenes reflect this, giving To Have and Have Not a degree of emotional presence that is unusual in the 'bite on the bullet' world of Hawks."
‑ Phil Hardy, Time Out
"Bacall slinks onto the screen asking Bogart for matches and walks away with the entire movie."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"This one is a must: they don't come better."
‑ Tony Sloman, Radio Times
"It owes more to Casablanca than it does to Hemingway."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Lauren Bacall has cinema personality to burn, and she burns both ends against an unusually little middle."
‑ James Agee, TIME Magazine
"The movie is entertaining in its own right, and representative of the era in which it was produced, but, aside from the legendary interaction between Bogart and Lauren Bacall, there are only moderate reasons to recommend the film."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Unfussily directed, To Have And Have Not is packed with memorable exchanges in shadowy interiors, and showcases the husky-voiced Bacall at her most insolent and alluring."
‑ , Total Film
"Asking an audience to laugh for two hours at the delirium tremens of a man suffering from alcoholism is a grisly thing."
‑ Herman G. Weinberg, Sight and Sound
"Has a slick of bestial sweat to it that promises that the explosion of really naughty stuff is looming."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Bogart is in his usual metier, a tough guy who, no less, has the facility of making a dame go for him, instead of he for her. That's where Bacall comes in."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The scenes between Bogart and Bacall are so dazzlingly about attraction and sex that they encapsulate the whole magic of movies."
‑ Douglas Pratt, Hollywood Reporter
"Stylish and loaded with humor."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
""You know how to whistle, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow," said Lauren Bacall to Bogey in this entertaining follow-up to Casablanca, thus launching the onscreen (and offscreen) romance that made them a popular team in the 1940s."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"[Bogey & Bacall's] onscreen chemistry is palpable, all but overshadowing the fictional back story that made Rick and Ilsa's dance in Casablanca so memorable."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
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