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Smile Reviews

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August 26, 2005
Sure, it's mushy, but you can't make a movie called Smile and not be at least a wee bit saccharine about your intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 21, 2005
This movie's so filled with admirable intentions that they practically spill onto the screen before it starts.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 26, 2005
However worthy the sentiment, this one won't leave viewers with a smile.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 5, 2005
This drama, which was bankrolled by the people behind the international Operation Smile program, has the best of intentions. But it's so painfully earnest that it becomes insufferable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 5, 2005
Good cause, bad movie.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 26, 2005
Feels like a school project that has its heart in the right place if not the skills to produce something with depth and emotional heft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 23, 2005
Kramer may have felt that American audiences would have wanted to follow an American heroine, but it's Lin's story that resonates.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
April 22, 2005
Despite terrific China locales and some capable castmembers (notably Wang), the flick gets bogged down by Jeffrey Kramer's strained scriptwriting and unrestrained direction.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 8, 2005
There's little doubt that a nonfiction film would have been more powerful than this strained drama, which offers a Malibu brat as the audience's point of identification.
April 8, 2005
Overall, it's pretty elementary stuff, along the lines of a Disney Channel TV movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 7, 2005
Well-meaning but dramatically lopsided tearjerker bogs down in generic teen angst and domestic squabbling.
April 7, 2005
Smile is like a dose of cod liver oil: It may be good for you, but it's no fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 6, 2005
All the shallow, self-absorbed denizens of Malibu seem relieved.
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