Roger Ebert considers it a "great film". The New York Times advises, "Don't miss "The Maltese Falcon" if your taste is for mystery fare." Variety calls it "one of the best examples of actionful and suspenseful melodramatic story telling in cinematic form."
9/9/2007: Noir of the Week has a blog post on this film.
8/1/2008: MovieZeal makes it first in their month-long noir fest.