Smile Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 14694

Average Rating: 2.3/4

# of Ratings: 18

Theatrical Release Date: 09/30/2022

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/13/2022

Language: English

Genre: Horror

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Parker Finn

Actors: Sosie Bacon, Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Rob Morgan, Kal Penn, Caitlin Stasey

Plot: Dr. Rose Cotter confronts a terrifying new reality when a patient dies a traumatic death in front of her. Now she seems to be infected with the same curse - one that spans multiple victims - and she has only a week to try to unravel the mystery and survive this ordeal. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 01/06/2023

Convincingly made but painfully unoriginal, "Smile" borrows too much from too many other modern horror hits to earn a spot at the table.

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Put On a Happy Face

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/08/2022

If 2022 has taught me anything about horror, it's that sometimes simple works just as well as more contemporary indie horror. Smile continues the trend with a simple setup - a curse that follows you for a week (or less) that manifests itself in people only the victim can see that gives you the world's most unnerving smile. It does this with strangers, people they know and even those long dead - and seems to revel in the trauma it not only causes but passes on. You see, in order to continue it forces each victim to commit a horrendous suicide in front of another person - passing on the curse in the process.

Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon), herself a trauma psychologist, witnesses a young woman (Caitlin Stasey) kill herself with a smile on her face and her own life begins to unravel. She …


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I'm Not Smiling

SIngli6 - wrote on 09/30/2022

No, I'm not on board the yet-to-materialise-but-seemingly-inevitable hype around this movie. Not one bit. People gave Alex Garland's Men grief for being an elevated horror/trauma porn parody and here's this film with its significantly blander visuals, telegraphed scares, and a curse to thrives on trauma. Also, what inspired screenwriting to make your protagonist an emergency trauma psychologist who, familiar with the human mind and witness to more paranoid delusions than a QAnon forum, utilises none of that knowledge or expertise to do battle with the smirk demon. She knows exactly what people consider unhinged behaviour and how easily people's experiences are brushed away as delusions and she just swan dives into those behaviours with only a token 'I know I sound crazy, but...!' If you …

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