Stacey Bates’s review published on Letterboxd:
A complex melodrama that self-reflects probably more than any other Hollywood story about Hollywood. Gloria Swanson is such an icon, and we're lucky to have her! Did you all know that she was actually Billy Wilder's 4th choice for this leading role? Two of the first three actresses were offended by the implication that the character might actually reflect their own image of fleeting youth and fame.