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  1. Traum Baum's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    What's with the aphorism-heavy dialogue lol

  2. Scorpio Velvet's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    There's more to than just the title itself: the meddling corruption of (an insider's) New York journalism, that is what. And how it reflects today is a big issue in our society. Tony & Burt both killed it. Perfection throughout every moment.

  3. El Biffo's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    Dirty, sleazy, and beautifully photographed. 1957 America looked beautiful but it wasn't great. It was rotten to the core. The worst of it hasn't changed: dirty cops, dirty media, dirty politicians, and anyone who isn't dirty is a sucker destined to be smeared by the dirt from the big boys' shoes. Watch this one big if you can. Cinematography by James Wong Howe.

  4. Masoud Einabadi's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

  5. thomasjeff16's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

  6. lbunuel's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    How can a film be so eternally modern? Not only its mise-en-scène is forever contemporary, but its morals, its dialogue, its impossibly well-balanced emotional journey.

  7. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

  8. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    As the movies descends into the slime, it also goes a bit too melodramatic. Why would you ever want to go into show business?

  9. petit astronaute's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

  10. DenoResandono's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS actualy has a very simple storytelling. This movie tells about a columnist who told a press agent to destroy his sister relationship with man he didn't like. There's something why this movie is excellent. Because that simple plot slowly turns into something complex. Now I know why this movie kinda flop when it released. Maybe because Tony Curtis played against his typical roles...

  11. muh.'s rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    Everything is more ominous with jazz as background music. I really should start incorporating that in my daily life...

  12. Aardsy's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    Man's nature to go out and get the things he wants.

  13. William R Clark's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    3.5, Splotches of verite styling over the Welles-ian frameworks are amusing. They mark a transition from one era to another, just as the screenplay pulls the rug out from under show business but still lets itself be seduced by its power structures. Sorkin def. thinks his dialogue is half as clever as this, but not even steady actors (excepting Burt) can keep their heads afloat. Though who would want to (not Curtis)?

  14. JCPJD's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    This feels so current! A New York narcissist attempts to control a woman's body through smarm, aggression, toxic masculinity and fake news. The cast are on point, especially the three leads. Mobile phones mean this kind of film can't be made anymore - the whole thing would be done on watts app. We need to get creative with our storytelling if we want to bring this kind of charm and atmosphere back to movies.

  15. Aaron Dillenbeck's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    The slimiest movie of all time. The dialogue is pure venom and the morality of evil besting good makes this noir even more defeating than most. Who said? The Man said!

  16. Scottie Ferguson's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    That jazz score, gorgeous cinematography (neon NYC <3) and one of the best screenplays ever written grinds against the amorality and crooked ambition of everything going on, but I could wallow in it for days. Unbelievably good.

  17. Bizzskip Nurse's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    Whoa... just whoa. At first, I felt a little bit difficult to follow the whole story but once it went fast, it was super intense it made me crazy. Indonesian review : http://cinemaudy.blogspot.co.id/2017/06/sweet-smell-of-success-1957-panggung.html

  18. hemachandra's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    Tony Curtis' performance is one of the best I've ever seen

  19. FISCHER's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    Chef-d'oeuvre du film noir américain pour une superbe composition de Tony Curtis et Burt Lancaster qui forment un duo d'acteurs pour le moins étonnant... www.cinefiches.com

  20. smndvdcl's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    A damning indictment on the vindictive, score-settling, Machiavellian nature of the news industry's predilection with smear and gossip. With great power comes great responsibility and with the platform to 'make news', integrity often remains in short supply; such power often can be a tool to further one's own agendas. Mackendrick's archetypal framing masters a representation of jealousy, control and revenge.

  21. bitchwitched's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    The story about a bunch of assholes you'll want to quote all the time who almost get away with murder.

  22. marco's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

  23. bulgrin's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    Great acting, outstanding camera work, great story. Very cynical, and desperate. Perfect movie.

  24. msmichel's rating of the film Sweet Smell of Success

    Essential cinema. Classic script by Clifford Odets from an Ernest Lehman treatment/story revels in the evil that men do for selfish purposes. Unsuccessful on release the film has found its fans over the years. Lancaster and Curtis are both remarkable in unlikeable roles embracing the pettiness and lack of morality in their characters. Exceptionally shot by Howe and scored by Elmer Bernstein. Simply great.

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