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Sweet Smell of Success Reviews

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December 1, 2002
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
November 7, 2002
Lancaster-Curtis saga of Manhattan's amoral media has spark and a wicked bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2002
Brilliant performances by Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis, and James Wong Howe's glowing black and white photography, are the perfect compliments to the rapid-fire screenplay.
| Original Score: 5/5
June 21, 2002
Loose, sleazy, brilliant and hyper-cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 16, 2002
A lean, mean amorality tale that still goes down like a cookie laced with arsenic.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 18, 2002
The main incentive to see this movie is its witty, pungent and idiomatic dialogue, such as you never hear on the screen anymore in this age of special-effects illiteracy.
April 12, 2002
Uses every aspect of filmmaking to perfection.
March 15, 2002
Its pleasures are almost obscenely abundant.
March 5, 2002
Its script posses some of the sharpest dialogue ever written, and even if it's not exactly naturalistic, it's stylized in the best sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 26, 2001
A fizzingly clever big-city satire and deeply strange late noir classic.
September 11, 2001
One of the sharpest and corrosively perceptive films to emerge from Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 20, 2001
Sweet Smell of Success (1957) is an ascerbic, dynamic and intense film that exposes the diseased under-side of New York City's glamorous night life, revealing...
January 1, 2000
One of those rare films where you remember the names of the characters because you remember them -- as people, as types, as benchmarks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Captures the sleazy allure of Manhattan like no other film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Still remarkably pungent.
January 1, 2000
Cruel and unflinching, this movie is partially responsible for bringing Winchell's career down. Excellent cinematography, acting, dialogue, and scoring -- a must see.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
July 22, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 22, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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