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Sweet Smell of Success Reviews

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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] Here lies the defective foundation of the American Dream as viewed from an implicitly American viewpoint - Bert Lancaster's company produced the film.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A

December 2, 2013
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A meandering drama about the lure of success and the ignominious aggression of defeat.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 15, 2011
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat

It all begins with the title. The irony aside, its lightness and alliteration suggest the last breaths of one of the film's victims.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 5/5

March 7, 2011
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... one of the most lacerating and vicious visions of the predatory urban world in the American cinema...

Full Review Source: Parallax View

February 26, 2011

TIME Magazine
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Sweet Smell, which could have been offal, is raised to considerable dramatic heights by intense acting, taut direction (by Alexander Mackendrick), [and] superb camera work (by James Wong Howe).

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

April 21, 2009


A masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 5/5

April 21, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The film is a masterpiece, intelligent Hollywood cinema at its best.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

April 21, 2009
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Mackendrick's nighthawk landscape is compellingly, poetically bleak.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 21, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Masterful direction and cinematography are shown off in this restored version, with Bernstein's apt jazzy score nailing all the right notes.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2008
Variety Staff
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James Hill's production, locationed in Manhattan, captures the feel of Broadway and environs after dark.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 22, 2008
Steve Crum

Engaging, at times vicious drama w/Lancaster as acidic gossip monger, Curtis fine as wimpy sidekick.

| Original Score: 5/5

February 23, 2008
Colin Kennedy
Empire Magazine

With some of the sharpest dialogue ever cut in Hollywood, only on the most superficial level is this a movie about gossip and publicity. We're talking show business. We're talking America. We're talking cast-iron classic.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

December 30, 2006

Time Out
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The screen was rarely so dark or cruel.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A cruelly cynical take on the seamy side of New York City's swinging nightclub life.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A+

February 11, 2005
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

It's about hype and, although it was made decades before the word was coined, it still has eye-opening things to convey about the slippery business of celebrity journalism. Such is the value of first-hand experience.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

September 20, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Sizzling dialogue, incendiary performances.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 7, 2003
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Excellent drama containing one of Tony Curtis' greatest performances.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 21, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A true classic. Lancaster at top form, Curtis is great as his toady. A cynical masterpiece.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 17, 2002
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Lancaster is monumental.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 5/5

December 16, 2002
Niki Patton
Martha's Vineyard Times (Massachusetts)

An ambitious and self serving group bent on their own self survival make for a crisp script. Lancaster at his larger than life best... A classic.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 1, 2002
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