High Sierra
High Sierra (1941)

This is the tale of a tough-guy gunman-turned-Good-Samaritan and his much wiser moll who stands by her man.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 25, 1941
DVD Release Date: November 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

Story and reality so often become mixed in High Sierra that it's hard to separate the two...

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Unusual mix of gangster, big heist movie and romantic drama.

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Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

If you like old black-and-white gangster movies where someone invariably yells "Come and get me, coppers!" you'll enjoy this.

Fernando F. Croce

A genre crossroads where gangster nostalgia gazes ahead to the antihero alienation of film noir

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Remarkably, Walsh handles this potentially deadly material as if it were the most crackerjack of action pictures.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The Bogie and Lupino performances were razor sharp.

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Emanuel Levy

Raoul Walsh's well directed crime noir marks a turning point in the career of Bogart, who became a movie star in 1941, same year in which Maltese Falcon was also released.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Great Bogie crime film with an iconic ending.

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Wonderful with a tough, but poignant Bogart and loving, vulnerable Lupino. Still watchable today; the ending may bring a tear to your eye.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Jones
Bogart's first great role and great direction from Walsh makes this early noir a gangster masterpiece.
Randy Tippy
High Sierra is groundbreaking cinema for at least two reasons. First, it was Bogart's first chance to prove that he could carry an entire picture as a… More
jay nixon
Excellent crime drama/early film noir. This was the first in Bogey's 1-2-3 punch that took him from resident Warners tough guy villian to one of the… More
Devon Bott
Although John Huston would make his directorial debut in 1941 with "The Maltese Falcon", he had been a screenwriter in Hollywood since 1930's… More
Aj V
A perfect movie of romance and gangsters. It's exciting, dramatic, and romantic. I loved it, and I highly recommend it.
xGary Xx
A bank robber is pardoned and immediately becomes involved in the robbery of a wealthy resort hotel. Bogie is at his very best for this gritty character study… More