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Smiley Face Reviews

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Michael Dequina
December 27, 2008
Faris's prodigious comic gifts can only go so far with a one-note premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 22, 2008
A limp, unfunny time-waster.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Steve Ramos
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 28, 2008
Anna Faris receives a well-deserved spotlight role, and her funniest character to date, in director Gregg Araki's stoner comedy Smiley Face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2008
Smiley Face semble avoir été écrit en quatrième vitesse sur un coin de table par un étudiant passant le plus clair de son temps caché à fumer autre chose que des cigarettes
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 20, 2008
This stoner romp is great farcical fun, even if it never seems to get anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
January 18, 2008
Anna Faris is radiantly daft; she keeps the movie going all by herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 9, 2008
...there's simply no overlooking the pervading vibe of silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
December 28, 2007
Despite its laid-back script, Smiley Face is as prankishly political as Mr. Araki's Doom Generation...
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
December 28, 2007
Dylan Haggerty has written an eleventh-hour candidate for the funniest movie of 2007, that Gregg Araki has directed his finest film since 1997's Nowhere, and that Faris, flawless, rocks their inspired idiot odyssey in a virtuoso comedic turn.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 26, 2007
Maybe this is funny if you're actually stoned. When taken sober, not so much.
Ken Fox
TV Guide
December 26, 2007
Working from a script by TV actor Dylan Haggerty, [director] Araki manages to capture what he's been trying to say all along about the lives of the stoned and indifferent with the kind of effortlessness those earlier attempts sorely lacked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
December 26, 2007
It's a fittingly loose, shambling little nothing of a comedy that's occasionally inspired, but at least a draft or two short of its potential. Still, it's a pleasure to watch Faris wander slack-jawed through a surreal day in Los Angeles.
Read More | Original Score: B
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
December 26, 2007
One shudders to think what Smiley Face might have been with someone like Paris Hilton in the role. But Faris has this character -- a bright, sweet college graduate with a temporarily incapacitated brain -- down perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
December 23, 2007
Anna Faris is alternately hilarious and annoying in this stoner comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Erik Childress
December 21, 2007
This is a full-force, all-purpose performance by Faris with the kind of grace that would get winks from the likes of silent screen greats.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
December 21, 2007
Smiley Face belongs to Faris, an actress who is some kind of treasure.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
December 21, 2007
Faris gamely goes Garbo and Lombard one better, taking her cute little firecracker looks and being willing to go full-out to appear appropriately, hilariously awful when the story calls for it.
David D'Arcy
Screen International
December 21, 2007
Make no mistake: Smiley Face, true to its title, is a silly movie, but not one that's stuck in hammy predictability.
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
December 19, 2007
Araki's latest is surprisingly mellow in its examination of ganja-fueled apathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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New York Magazine/Vulture
December 17, 2007
Basically a sketch padded out to feature length, the film constantly hovers on the edge between amiable and annoying.
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