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Based on 36 Critics
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fan reviews ( 4 )
  • Smith wins our hearts without losing his dignity, as Chris suits up for success by day and fights off despair by night. The role needs gravity, smarts, charm, humor and a soul that's not synthetic. Smith brings it. He's the real deal. show more

  • Will Smith has the right quality for the role -- he's an easy man to root for -- but he augments this by channeling some inner quality of desperation and need. show more

  • If The Pursuit of Happyness didn't star Will Smith and his adorable son Jaden, it might be just another tearjerker rags-to-riches story. But their chemistry raises the level of the film, making it heartfelt and compelling. show more

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  • November 16, 2009 MrCraze182
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    if forest whitker didnt win then will smith would of goten that oscar

  • March 02, 2009 Pawlowski826
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    i loved this movie. it really was a touching movie, and had a great story and moral.

  • July 20, 2008 Lil mikey 1012
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    good !! movie !! this !! was !! great !!

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