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Smart People Reviews

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November 29, 2017
Sounds like a movie I would by dying to see. But It's one of the worst films I've seen in months, a fact that became obvious within the first 15 minutes, if not the first few frames.
August 21, 2017
Smart People is just a funny, sturdy, touching movie about the way grief keeps on rippling.
April 6, 2015
Unfortunately, Smart People has nothing original to say about its characters' dilemmas, but is content to tread waters that previous films have navigated with more humor and insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 6, 2010
Doesn't exactly oust The Royal Tenenbaums or The Squid and the Whale, but this family-go-round sitcom is a lot more accessible.
August 27, 2009
Noam Murro's direction follows a sitcom blueprint
February 2, 2009
Smart People is a film of chuckles about smart but chuckle-headed people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
October 18, 2008
It's so well-made, so well-acted and so impressively (for lack of a better word) smart that anyone who seeks it out will find something to admire and enjoy in its craft and heart.
October 18, 2008
Smarter than your average romantic comedy it may be, but this family-dysfunction indie is playing it a bit safe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2008
Award-winning commercial director Noam Murro helms a fine cast playing all-too-familiar roles.
| Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2008
Cutesy early and then becomes more complicated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 8, 2008
All atmosphere and no plot makes Smart People a dull watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 27, 2008
... a deadly dull narrative about four depressed stereotypes who spend an hour and a half going from unhappy to slightly less unhappy.
August 24, 2008
The charm of Smart People is watching these characters squirm and eventually come out of their shells.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 18, 2008
Even in pointing out the falseness of talking down to people for the sake of coming across as intelligent, Smart People does just that.
August 11, 2008
Dennis Quaid and Ellen Page stand out here as a father and daughter who may have high IQ's -- but rate below zero in terms of their human relations skills.
August 11, 2008
Works too hard to achieve a quirky tone that should come effortlessly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 11, 2008
...succeeds more as an actor's showcase than as a fully-realized, consistently compelling film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 8, 2008
A cast of such sad sacks, that it's pretty astonishing when the lusty sparks begin to fly between any of them, and with an overload of brain power coming across as some kind of mental impairment. Sarah Jessica Parker's Sex and the UniverCity comedown.
June 8, 2008
It wanders all over the place before ending abruptly. With the talent involved, it seems like such a waste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2008
Dennis Quaid is the college professor of your nightmares in the dryly humorous, laid-back comedy 'Smart People.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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