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  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    100
    No other motion picture about Hollywood comes near Billy Wilder's searing, uncompromising and utterly fascinating portrait of the film community.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    90
    Performances by the entire cast, and particularly William Holden and Gloria Swanson, are exceptionally fine.
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

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  1. Oct 8, 2014
    9
    Billy Wilder’s paramount triumph of film-noir melodrama, piercing through the Hollywood industry’s utter callousness and an over-the-hillBilly Wilder’s paramount triumph of film-noir melodrama, piercing through the Hollywood industry’s utter callousness and an over-the-hill silent era actress’ poignant illusion of a comeback to garner the spotlight.

    The film begins like DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944, 8/10), our ill-fated protagonist Joe Gills (Holden), a 30 something hack writer for the Hollywood studio, narrates beyond his grave to reveal the tragedy ending - as shown in a majestic shot from the angle of the bottom of a swimming pool (a trick done by putting a mirror in the bottom and shot from its reflection), a man’s body is floating on the water, facing down, and for sharp eyes, it is obviously Joe himself.
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  2. Apr 23, 2014
    8
    Sunset Boulevard is yet another amazing Billy Wilder movie that has its place in cinematic history. The performances are all great, and theSunset Boulevard is yet another amazing Billy Wilder movie that has its place in cinematic history. The performances are all great, and the story is moving and emotional without being cheesy. What a wonderful movie. Full Review »
  3. DavidS.
    Jul 18, 2009
    10
    One of the most extraordinary filmed works ever made. The writing, acting, direction and photography are first class. The connection between One of the most extraordinary filmed works ever made. The writing, acting, direction and photography are first class. The connection between the real Gloria Swanson and Max the butler is worth researching. Full Review »