Yes. It is that good people.
Indyfreak - wrote on 08/10/14
I know it's a cliche to write/say this nowadays but it's true for once! Casablanca is one of the best movies ever! For this movie to have its plot driven almost entirely by memorable dialogue and iconic characters but remain so popular well over 70 years after its release says something about the state of Hollywood with its reliance on mostly half-baked comedies, derivative horror shlock, and CGI drenched crowd-pleasers. I doubt mind the 3rd one of course but seriously, it's not that heard. Casablanca finds originality and heart in something that had the strong likelihood of becoming just another ensemble piece being churned out regularly during WW2.
Oh look at that, I got carried away again. Needless to say, I loved this movie because of its atmosphere, its exceptionally strong cast, the snappy and quotable dialogue, and that catchy song.