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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

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Metascore
100

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

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  1. 100
    Can a film so expertly capture the odious and bitter that it becomes deliciously, disgustingly beautiful? Yes, if that film is 1957's Sweet Smell of Success.
  2. 100
    Its pleasures are almost obscenely abundant.
  3. Everyone raves about this 1957 film -- and everyone's right.