Key Largo
Key Largo (1948)

Richard Brooks and John Huston's screenplay for Huston's Key Largo eschews the lofty blank verse of Maxwell Anderson's original play, concentrating instead on the simmering tensions among the many characters. Humphrey Bogart… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1948
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 97% 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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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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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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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This is surprisingly staid for a Huston film. Still, the top-notch cast punches it across, and the swirling storm raging outside the hotel provides an interesting backdrop.

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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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Tom Milne
Time Out

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

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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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Edward G. Robinson steals the movie with his permanent grimace, heavy walk and intimidating presence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Garman
Key Largo is a film noir piece set in the Florida Keys where Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart) arrives to visit the family of a fellow soldier that died during… 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
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 V
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