Sunset Boulevard Reviews

January 27, 2019
[Gloria Swanson] proves that in the years she has been off the screen she has lost none of her glamour, the magnetism that made her an outstanding personality of the early Hollywood days.
September 14, 2018
The conception owes something to Miss Havisham in Great Expectations, but the film builds a myth of its own, one that taps into something essential about stardom.
January 22, 2015
Rarely is fiction shot through so glitteringly with real life.
August 14, 2007
A tour de force for Swanson and one of Wilder's better efforts.
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.
June 24, 2006
One of Wilder's finest, and certainly the blackest of all Hollywood's scab-scratching accounts of itself.
September 29, 2005
Still the best Hollywood movie ever made about Hollywood.
July 29, 2003
What's not recognized enough is the indelible, self-sickened performance of William Holden as Desmond's boy-toy/hired hack.
April 3, 2003
This is the greatest film about Hollywood ever put on celluloid by Hollywood.
June 13, 2001
The best film to capture the transitory nature of film fame.
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.
January 1, 2000
This legendary tale of Hollywood glory and decay still provides a biting portrait of the Dream Factory.
January 1, 2000
Remains the best drama ever made about the movies because it sees through the illusions, even if Norma doesn't.