DallasFrance’s review published on Letterboxd:
This might not be the most quotable movie ever in terms of volume, but in terms of the number of grand slam TKO windmill dunk top of the turnbuckle body slam quotes, this might be the best. Gloria Swanson consistently brings the thunder, but William Holden gets a few gems, too.
Joe Gillis : You really going to send that script to DeMille?
Norma Desmond : Yes, I am! This is the day! Here's the chart from my astrologer. She read DeMille's horoscope, she read mine.
Joe Gillis : Did she read the script?
Gloria Swanson is just miraculous in this film. She is so over the top-borderline camp-but she always seems like a tragic character, and she never takes me out of the film. It also makes logical sense that a silent film star’s gestures and facial expressions would be heightened. It’s a legendary performance that will never get old.