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: November 26, 1942
DVD 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.

Hollywood Reporter

Certainly a more accomplished cast of players cannot be imagined, and their direction by Michael Curtiz is inspired.

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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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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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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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Graham Fuller
The Arts Desk

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

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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

Film should be a solid moneymaker everywhere.

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Witney Seibold

Frankly, it's earned its reputation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Rick is slowly rotting away from the inside out, an ex-pat American holed up in some dusty foreign dump of a African town filled with stinking immigrants and… More
Alice Shen
Anyone who doesn't love "Casablanca" should...stay in Casablanca? I don't know if this is the original… More
xGary Xx
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