Sweet Smell of Success - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sweet Smell of Success Reviews

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August 15, 2011
A meandering drama about the lure of success and the ignominious aggression of defeat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 24, 2006
The screen was rarely so dark or cruel.
August 6, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
August 7, 2003
Sizzling dialogue, incendiary performances.
Read More | 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
March 7, 2011
It all begins with the title. The irony aside, its lightness and alliteration suggest the last breaths of one of the film's victims.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 20, 2003
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.
December 2, 2013
[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 | Original Score: A
June 21, 2002
Loose, sleazy, brilliant and hyper-cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 22, 2008
James Hill's production, locationed in Manhattan, captures the feel of Broadway and environs after dark.
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
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
December 17, 2002
A true classic. Lancaster at top form, Curtis is great as his toady. A cynical masterpiece.
| Original Score: 5/5
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
February 11, 2005
A cruelly cynical take on the seamy side of New York City's swinging nightclub life.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
February 26, 2011
... one of the most lacerating and vicious visions of the predatory urban world in the American cinema...
March 15, 2002
Its pleasures are almost obscenely abundant.
July 22, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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