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.

Serena Donadoni
Village Voice

While the future was uncertain, the resolute characters of this exquisite wartime drama found peace through love and resistance.

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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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Alan Dent

A long and lively film, bulging with acting talent and breathless with its own dramatic momentum.

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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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W. Ward Marsh
Cleveland Plain Dealer

The support is strong. The atmosphere of Casablanca, the excellent camera work, the taut direction and the superb playing -- all these and an actionful script put this show up among the top ones.

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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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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

What I love about Casablanca is that it defies categorization into any single genre. It's a war movie, a spy movie and a romantic drama, laced with bracing humor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
This undeniable classic is always charming and irresistible, even if far from perfect - the characters, for instance, do not always act consistently with their… 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
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