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Reviews: I Smile Back (2015)

i_smile_backHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: I Smile Back is, according to the goals it set itself, a successful movie. But is that the same as being a good one?
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Sarah Silverman delivers the type of performance typically labeled as ‘brave’ because her character debases herself. She’s fine in the role, but it’s not revelatory nor anything that raises the film above a slog.
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: Sarah Silverman doesn’t often play serious roles, but maybe she should veer closer to dramatic films based on her outstanding performance in ‘I Smile Back’ as a woman whose reckless choices threaten her home life.
  • Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
  • [New – 12/31/15] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: “I Smile Back” is unflinching and poignant in its own right, but it doubly acts as a completely eye-opening showcase for Silverman and an auspicious bellwether for her growth as an actor who’s going places.
  • Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews
    • Excerpt: I Smile Back becomes a character study from front to back—an exercise to showcase Silverman’s range. With real potential to provide a deeper look at mental illness and its rough journey, though, this adaptation sadly remains on the surface by spotlighting a dismantled Laney Brooks without investing enough in the why leading up to her present triggers.
Updated: December 31, 2015 — 7:54 pm
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