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The Maltese Falcon (1941)

  NR HD Closed Captioning

John Huston

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Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 48
  • Fresh: 48
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 9.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Mr. Huston gives promise of becoming one of the smartest directors in the field. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Frighteningly good evidence that the British (Alfred Hitchcock, Carol Reed, et al.) have no monopoly on the technique of making mystery films. – TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: This is one of the best examples of actionful and suspenseful melodramatic story telling in cinematic form. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Among the movies we not only love but treasure, The Maltese Falcon stands as a great divide. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jan 20, 2006

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Customer Reviews

Falcon Great - iTunes not so....

To all who might rent or buy - the current iTunes copy is missing parts of a famous scene - where Gutman (the Fat Man) meets Spade and asks if he is a drinking man. This verbal exchange is classic and MISSING. iTunes should be more dilligent in their quality control. Otherwise, the movie is great, a true classic.

One of the Great Movies

If there were errors before such as wrong version or missing parts, they have been fixed.

music not movies

i agree, itunes is most likely licensing the worst copies of films without even checking them for content. why view a film if it is missing parts of the narrative?

The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 2014

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