The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep (1978)

Based on Raymond Chandler's novel, this remake of Howard Hawks' 1946 classic film noir detective story (which starred Humphrey Bogart) inexplicably moves the story's setting from Los Angeles to London. In this 1978 version,… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: August 22, 2000
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Unnecessary but still enjoyable color remake.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The problem with the film, more than anything, is getting beyond the idea of it not being Bogie and Bacall up there on the screen.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Robert Mitchum's wry and worldly depiction of Marlowe, an intrepid detective, carries the movie.

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Ken Stachnik
Thoroughly underwhelming
Steve B.
Is it wrong to bring Marlowe into the present? No. But it IS wrong to move him to London. Mitchum makes a great Marlowe, but this movie just doesn't cut… More