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Smiley

Overview


Genre :

Horror, Thriller

Release Date :

October 12, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Michael J. Gallagher

Starring :

Caitlin Gerard, Melanie Papalia, Shane Dawson, Andrew James Allen, Roger Bart, Liza Weil, Keith David, Michael Traynor, Toby Turner, Jana Winternitz, DeStorm Power, Patrick O'Sullivan, Billy St.John, Steve Greene, Richard Ryan, Nikki Limo

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

1.5 of 5

“..the turgid, unnecessary and deeply stupid complexity of Smiley will leave audiences frowning..”
by Brad Miska [Bloody Disgusting]
“..starts by borrowing the key concept of "Candyman," ends with a denouement heavily indebted to "Scream," and stuffs its middle with a dismayingly high quotient of lazy false scares..”
by Dennis Harvey [Variety]
“..Is Smiley real or a prank? Is he coming after Ashley? Will horror fans care? Doubtful..”
by Chuck Wilson [Village Voice]
0.5 of 5

“..a half-cocked horror fiasco filled with cliches, pitiful dialogue, and clumsy aesthetics..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : D
Reviewed by Scott Tobias [A.V. Club]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Jeannette Catsoulis [New York Times]

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