Nicolette Hogan’s review published on Letterboxd:
I finally saw it!!! Ha ha.
Took me long enough.
Loved this. I thought I had an idea of what it was about, I was so wrong ha ha.
I thought this was beautiful. Visually stunning. There is something about women in old black and white movies that I love. I am mesmerized by how their eyes look especially when they cry ha ha. Such a shine to them. Can't make eyes look like that now a days. The movie also had a way of making me feel like I wasn't watching an old movie at all. It felt like it just recently came out. Loved that.
Loved the acting. So good and perfect. I'm not 100% sure but I think this was my first time watching Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a movie ever. Bad I know ha ha. They had great chemistry.
There was something about the movie that kept me from giving it a perfect 5, not sure what? Maybe some parts of the story? I mean the story worked. I just can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe it was the flow of the direction of the story. But I still loved this!!! As I've said 4 and a 1/2 is still basically a perfect movie for me.
The movie wasn't too long and moved at a great pace.
The music was great. Loved As Time Goes By so much. Perfect!
My favorite part of the movie was the writing, specifically Rick's lines. But there was just a lot of great lines. I can see why this movie is quoted so much. Lots of lines I've heard before and plenty great lines I haven't heard before. It was just so well written. Made me laugh, made me cry and just really has a way of staying with me forever.
I'm looking forward to when I watch this again.