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Sunset Boulevard Reviews

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November 12, 2008
if you have the dream to make it to Tinsel Town, you might want to check this flick out because Hollywood is as hard on dreams as it was back in the 1950s
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 29, 2012
An uncompromising study of American decadence displaying a sad, worn, methodical beauty few films have had since the late twenties.
October 14, 2011
Norma is something of a living legend, but she's also an unaware ghost: no longer of the world in which she thinks she lives.
January 2, 2011
A must for fans of ruthless black comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 22, 2015
Rarely is fiction shot through so glitteringly with real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 23, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Remains the best drama ever made about the movies because it sees through the illusions, even if Norma doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 3, 2003
This is the greatest film about Hollywood ever put on celluloid by Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 15, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 15, 2004
A concentration of classic filmmaking at its peak, a specimen of director Billy Wilder at the razor's edge of his brilliance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 9, 2009
Sunset Boulevard's entire point of view is based on a gimmick. Whether one considers it an "artistic cheat" or a valid and audacious device depends up his ability and desire to suspend his disbelief.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
November 12, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 15, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
May 22, 2004
Black comedy, creepy noir, and timeless Hollywood satire... as good as they come.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 8, 2012
One of the great joys of the film is watching the way in which William Holden's naturalistic performance clashes with an actress and performance style from an earlier age.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 4, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] Billy Wilder's deft weaving of gothic elements, not the least of which is Nora's decrepit mansion, casts a spell from which Joe is unable to break free. He, like the audience, is stuck in a terrible place awaiting an equally frightful fate.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
January 1, 2000
Arguably Wilder's best film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 28, 2007
...They rate a nod for daring, as well as credit for an all-around filmmaking job that, disregarding the unpleasant subject matter, is a standout.
November 23, 2002
A demented circus of obsession, greed, and Hollywood
| Original Score: 5/5
June 24, 2006
One of Wilder's finest, and certainly the blackest of all Hollywood's scab-scratching accounts of itself.
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