Smiley (2012)

After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named "Smiley" can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley (Caitland Gerard) must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: February 11, 2013
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

The storytelling gets repetitive, but there is enough here to make Smiley feel fresh and more or less satisfying as a low-key creeper.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

This film will not do for the Internet what Psycho did for showers-no more computers have to be smashed because of it.

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Rosie Fletcher
Total Film

Think Candyman for the Twitter generation.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

This remainder-bin horror movie is impossible to take seriously.

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Dennis Harvey

[A] by-the-numbers slasher pic.

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Mark Zhuravsky
The Playlist

While it's easy to appreciate Gallagher tackling the fruitful subject of Internet urban's a scratch on the surface. Maybe he's just looking to get the ball rolling, but Smiley is likely to be buried in the bargain bin.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Internet chat rooms provide the dubious hook for this generic slasher movie.

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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice

Smiley's face, or lack of one, is the single creepy effect in the limited trick bag of first-time writer-director Michael Gallagher, age 24, who otherwise relies, again and again, on false-scare musical shrieks to make audiences jump.

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Scott Weinberg

Feels like a late-arriving film class homework assignment that the students didn't really care about.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Absolutely dreadful Slasher film that is derivative, filled with clichés and bad dialogue. The film's biggest problem is that we've seen its concept… More
Caesar Mendez
Smiley is an upcoming horror movie which I kid you not, made it way into my mail box. How my name got confuse for a projectionist is beyond me and the people… More
The Movie Waffler
A throwback to nineties post-"Scream" horror, "Smiley" tells of an urban legend based on a killer who inhabits the internet and can be… More
Erin Collins
Not as bad as the reviews said, but the acting was pretty bad.
Matthew Rodrigues
''I did it for the lulz'' "LULZ", in case you don't know is an internet slang usually translated to laughing out loud… More