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Smiley Face Reviews

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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
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 22, 2008
A limp, unfunny time-waster.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Geoff Berkshire
November 15, 2007
It's, at best, half-baked.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Tyler
March 13, 2007
The jokes have been done before and better. It's incredibly tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 26, 2007
Maybe this is funny if you're actually stoned. When taken sober, not so much.
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
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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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
March 16, 2007
A pure, mostly dumb comedy, it's the tale of one impossibly out-of-it girl, Anna Faris' Jane F., who spends her day stumbling from mishap to mishap in an effort to avoid her drug dealer's wrath.
Jay Antani
November 15, 2007
amusingly off-kilter
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Brandon Judell
December 13, 2007
A tedious, empty-headed stoner film focusing on a female pothead, who's limited to one facial expression and lines such as "I'm totally vibing on you, dude," has arrived just in time to greet the New Year. Santa must have thought we were very, very bad.
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
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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.
Rob Gonsalves
January 18, 2008
Anna Faris is radiantly daft; she keeps the movie going all by herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Zack Haddad
Film Threat
January 30, 2007
A decent diversion for those who are into comedies that are different than your standard fare. The visuals are great, the comedy is new and refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
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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
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
Jette Kernion
April 4, 2007
The storyline is slight and the film succeeds only because of Faris's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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.
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