Sunset Boulevard

1950 • 110 minutes
42 reviews
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Gloria Swanson, as Norma Desmond, an aging silent-film queen, and William Holden, as the struggling young screenwriter who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen's most memorable characters in "Sunset Boulevard." Winner of three Academy Awards®, director Billy Wilder's powerful orchestration of the bizarre tale is a true cinematic classic. From the unforgettable opening sequence -- a body found floating in a decayed mansion's swimming pool -- through the inevitable unfolding of tragic destiny, "Sunset Boulevard" is the definitive statement on the dark and desperate side of Hollywood. Erich von Stroheim as Desmond's discoverer, ex-husband and butler, and Nancy Olson as the bright spot amidst unrelenting ominousness, are equally celebrated for their masterful performances.

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42 reviews
Miriam Maldonado
April 16, 2021
Excelente película del gran Billy Wilder, totalmente inclasificable por su gran combinación de géneros y estilos, una cámara libre y grandes escenarios, pero creo que lo mejor es ese final que vuelve todo un thriller psicológico con el último momento de gloria de la Norma Desmond. Una película única en su tipo, muy adelantada a su tiempo
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Felix Tjoe
August 13, 2021
One of the greatest film ever made in the history of cinema about show business which always relevant in any era. Gloria Swanson should win Oscar for this masterpiece. "Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close up"
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Cinema Eli
June 15, 2016
El mejor Billy Willder, ácida crítica al mundo de Hollywood
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