63

Miami Herald

By Peter Debruge
Smile feels like one man's answer to movies increasingly overloaded with sex and violence.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Causes don't get much worthier, and Smile is a labor of love, a portion of the film's proceeds earmarked for the humanitarian group.
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50

L.A. Weekly

By Jon Strickland
If the dialectics here are strictly Hallmark, the film is lifted by some nice location work - all of the Chinese scenes are shot around Shanghai - and deepened somewhat by the bleak depiction of the emotional lives of Katie, her family and her friends.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Overall, it's pretty elementary stuff, along the lines of a Disney Channel TV movie. It's uplifting, and it's in a good cause.
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50

Variety

By Justin Chang
Well-meaning but dramatically lopsided tearjerker bogs down in generic teen angst and domestic squabbling.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Smile is like a dose of cod liver oil: It may be good for you, but it's no fun.
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47 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.