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Smile Reviews

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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
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
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
April 21, 2005
This movie's so filled with admirable intentions that they practically spill onto the screen before it starts.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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.
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
April 8, 2005
Overall, it's pretty elementary stuff, along the lines of a Disney Channel TV movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Justin Chang
Variety
April 7, 2005
Well-meaning but dramatically lopsided tearjerker bogs down in generic teen angst and domestic squabbling.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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
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Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly
April 6, 2005
All the shallow, self-absorbed denizens of Malibu seem relieved.