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Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

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  • Three Reasons Criterion Trailer for Sweet Smell Of Success

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Cast

  • Burt Lancaster
  • Tony Curtis
  • Marty Milner
  • Barbara Nichols
  • Susan Harrison
  • Sam Levene
  • Jeff Donnell

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Metacritic

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.

Metacritic review by Kim Morgan
Kim Morgan
Portland Oregonian
100

Its pleasures are almost obscenely abundant.

Metacritic review by Dana Stevens
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
100

Everyone raves about this 1957 film -- and everyone's right.

Metacritic review by David Sterritt
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor