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Sunset Boulevard Reviews

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
August 14, 2007
A tour de force for Swanson and one of Wilder's better efforts.
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William Brogdon
Variety
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
September 29, 2005
Still the best Hollywood movie ever made about Hollywood.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
July 29, 2003
What's not recognized enough is the indelible, self-sickened performance of William Holden as Desmond's boy-toy/hired hack.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 3, 2003
This is the greatest film about Hollywood ever put on celluloid by Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Thomas M. Pryor
New York Times
January 1, 2000
While all the acting is memorable, one always thinks first and mostly of Miss Swanson, of her manifestation of consuming pride, her forlorn despair and a truly magnificent impersonation of Charlie Chaplin.