Sunset Blvd

Lists: Drama, AFI 100 (2007)

Brief Synopsis: "A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity."

Overall Ranking: 161 (Rank from 1950: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 87.5%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 12.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Josh of Classicblanca100
Jackson Shrout100
David Baruffi97(full review)
Morgan On Media97(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik95
Thomas Pollock90
Rob from GuysFilmQuest87
Bryan Lienesch42 - An admittedly enticing premise dive-bombs into one incredibly slow movie.

People Involved

  • William Holden (Joe Gillis)
  • Gloria Swanson (Norma Desmond)
  • Erich von Stroheim (Max von Mayerling)
  • Nancy Olson (Betty Schaefer)
  • Fred Clark (Sheldrake)
  • Lloyd Gough (Morino)
  • Jack Webb (Artie Green)
  • Buster Keaton (Himself)
  • Cecil B. DeMille (Himself)
  • Hedda Hopper (Herself)
  • Anna Q. Nilsson (Herself)
  • Ray Evans (Himself)
  • Jay Livingston (Himself)
  • H.B. Warner (Himself)
  • Billy Wilder (Director)