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Sunset Boulevard / Sunset Blvd


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  Sunset Boulevard / Sunset Blvd Review
Tookey's Rating
9 /10
 
Average Rating
9.52 /10
 
Starring
Gloria Swanson , William Holden , Erich Von Stroheim
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Directed by: Billy Wilder
Written by: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr

 
 
 
Released: 1950
   
Genre: DRAMA
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 110
 
 


 
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"I believe the film will be studied years hence when the pundits of the screen set themselves to the task of analyzing the durability and the greatness of the picture."
(South London Advertiser)
"That rare blend of pungent writing, expert acting, masterly direction and unobtrusively artistic photography which quickly casts a spell over an audience and holds it enthralled to a shattering climax."
(New York Times)
"Miss Swanson's performance takes her at one bound into the class of Boris Karloff and Tod Slaughter."
(Richard Mallett, Punch)
"A weird, fascinating motion picture about an art form which, new as it is, is already haunted by ghosts."
(Otis L. Guernsey, Jr., New York Herald Tribune)
"Hollywood craftsmanship at its smartest and just about at its best, and it is hard to find better craftsmanship than that, at this time, in any art or country. It is also, in terms of movie tradition, a very courageous picture... much the most ambitious movie about Hollywood ever done and is the best of several good ones into the bargain."
(James Agee)

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