Sunset Boulevard

Movie review by Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

A must for fans of ruthless black comedy.

NR 1950 110 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 12+

A Brilliant Performance by Gloria Swanson...

SUNSET BOULEVARD is a cinematic treasure. The breathtaking performance by Gloria Swanson in the leading role elevates this engaging melodrama to a truly superior level. The story, riveting and filled to the brim with passion and over-the-top drama, is completely riveting. Violence is the only issue in the film. After Joe tries to walk out on Norma, she attempts suicide by slitting her wrists (offscreen; all we are bandages around her arms). A few fatal shots are fired: a man is shot twice in the back and once in the stomach (it isn't gory) and his body is shown floating in the pool.

This title has:

Too much violence

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