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  • 30
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Smiley, is unfortunately less scary than, say, the prospect of your significant other accidentally discovering your search engine history. show more

  • 12
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    Michael J. Gallagher's half-cocked horror fiasco is filled with clichés, pitiful dialogue, and clumsy aesthetics. show more

  • 42
    Mark Zhuravsy The Playlist

    It's worth saying that the final moments of Smiley are a grade above the by-the-numbers film that unfolded prior, but it's too little too late. show more

  • 60
    Los Angeles Times

    A surprisingly effective low-budget horror film that takes as its true villain the casual cynicism and nihilistic misanthropy that so often go along with online culture. show more

  • 30
    Village Voice

    Tell a die-hard horror-movie fan that the latest scary movie is the worst thing ever, and that fan will nod respectfully but still make plans to go see it. Horror fans must always see for themselves. All of which makes it a bit pointless to declare Smiley the year's dullest scare flick (thus far). show more

  • 30
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    By-the-numbers slasher picture Smiley 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. show more

  • 20
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Failing to expand on the intriguing notion that evil can find physical form online, Smiley, like its sutured monster, is sadly more to be pitied than feared. show more

  • 25
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    Gallagher briefly threatens to turn Smiley into something closer to the hallucinatory psychological horror of "Repulsion," but he retreats to the more conventional twists and jump-scares expected of bottom-of-the-barrel slasher films like this one. This film will not do for the Internet what "Psycho" did for showers - no more computers have to be smashed because of it. show more

  • October 26, 2012 sheilablaze
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    I don\'t see anything different in this movie then Saw or Hostal so why isn\'t it being shown in my theater, I cant wait for it to be released on DVD , I will buy it and so wont alot of people. Its the theaters loss if they dont show ******* Halloween for Goodness sake. Bring on the scary movies.....

  • October 16, 2012 su00000000130174
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    Cool movie! pretty creepy, but i\'m so happy for Shane Dawson :)

  • October 11, 2012 btmaley
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    sucks=(

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