To Have and Have Not 1944

Critics score:
97 / 100

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James Agee, TIME Magazine: Lauren Bacall has cinema personality to burn, and she burns both ends against an unusually little middle. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: The movie is entertaining in its own right, and representative of the era in which it was produced, but, aside from the legendary interaction between Bogart and Lauren Bacall, there are only moderate reasons to recommend the film. Read more

Bosley Crowther, New York Times: As the hard-boiled professional fisherman who gives his ample ingenuity to a cause, Mr. Bogart is almost as impressive as he was as Rick, the Casablanca host. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: In many ways the ultimate Hawks film: clear, direct, and thoroughly brilliant. Read more

Phil Hardy, Time Out: Bogie and Bacall fell in love while making the film, and their scenes reflect this, giving To Have and Have Not a degree of emotional presence that is unusual in the 'bite on the bullet' world of Hawks. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Bogart is in his usual metier, a tough guy who, no less, has the facility of making a dame go for him, instead of he for her. That's where Bacall comes in. Read more