• Released
  • October 12, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 36 min
  • Horror
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 59 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A fragile college student thinks a killer has been summoned through the Internet to murder her.

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Los Angeles Times

A surprisingly effective low-budget horror film that takes as its true villain the casual cynicism and nihilistic misanthropy that so often...
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42

The Playlist

By Mark Zhuravsy
It's worth saying that the final moments of Smiley are a grade above the by-the-numbers film that unfolded prior, but it's too little too...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Smiley, is unfortunately less scary than, say, the prospect of your significant other accidentally discovering your search engine history.
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30

Village Voice

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Tell a die-hard horror-movie fan that the latest scary movie is the worst thing ever, and that fan will nod respectfully but still make...
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30

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
By-the-numbers slasher picture Smiley starts by borrowing the key concept of "Candyman," ends with a denouement heavily indebted to...
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25

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Gallagher briefly threatens to turn Smiley into something closer to the hallucinatory psychological horror of "Repulsion," but he retreats...
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20

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Failing to expand on the intriguing notion that evil can find physical form online, Smiley, like its sutured monster, is sadly more to be...
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12

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Michael J. Gallagher's half-cocked horror fiasco is filled with clichés, pitiful dialogue, and clumsy aesthetics.
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Rated R | For For violence, terror, language, some sexual references and substance use by teens.