Street Smart
Street Smart (1987)

Jonathan Fisher (Christopher Reeve) is a newspaper reporter who becomes a celebrity when he writes a fictitious exposť on prostitution. The story of the high-living pimp is too close a resemblance to real-life flesh pedlar Fast Black… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1987
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Pauline Kael
New Yorker

Is Morgan Freeman the greatest American actor?

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A clever thriller with a lot of unbelievable scenes and a sappy ending, but two wonderful performances.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Freeman is remarkable.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Street Smart winds up being a bit too smart for its own good, but it's compelling and complex.

Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

There's something about seedy undersides that brings out the best (or at least the personal) in director Jerry Schatzberg ... though his Elia Kazan social consciousness could use a little toning down.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Justified by Freeman's amazing performance

Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Schatzberg's major problems are lethargic pacing and a strained plot.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the movie's still worth seeing, though, if only for Freeman's electrifying performance.

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Adam Mahler
Morgan Freeman's performance IS the movie; the rest is a supporting cast trying to work themes a rewrite by James Toback would have fully realized ... and… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Street Smart," a magazine journalist, Jonathan Fisher(Christopher Reeve), has trouble researching an article about a pimp,… More