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Sweet Smell of Success Reviews

November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
April 21, 2009
Sweet Smell, which could have been offal, is raised to considerable dramatic heights by intense acting, taut direction (by Alexander Mackendrick), [and] superb camera work (by James Wong Howe).
April 21, 2009
Mackendrick's nighthawk landscape is compellingly, poetically bleak.
July 22, 2008
James Hill's production, locationed in Manhattan, captures the feel of Broadway and environs after dark.
June 24, 2006
The screen was rarely so dark or cruel.
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.
March 15, 2002
Its pleasures are almost obscenely abundant.
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