3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A Ho-Hum Affair,
This review is from: Smiley (DVD)
"Smiley" is a run-of-the-mill teen horror film. Nothing new and exciting here. The problem with that is, this movie could have been really good. The concept is a frightening one - the idea that people on internet chat sites could manifest into serial killers right before their very eyes in real time.
The pacing of the movie is decent, the story is okay, but the acting and the script were quite bad, even for a genre flick like this one. There are a few jumps and scares, but they are too few and far between, and the only good kill scene turns out to be fake. Overall, it's a strange movie, but not for the right reasons. A decent Redbox rental and good for the occasional laugh, but nothing more.