Smile Movie Review: It Will Make You Wish You Had Botox

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Smile Movie Review

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I know seeing your professor kill himself sucks, but a slit throat is better than smiling. Besides, what therapist doesn’t like a patient who tells them the truth. Well, if you think that’s twisted, then you have to see a movie that will make you question your sanity and reality.  Smile is the latest entry in the legendary horror genre, which has been messing with our minds since forever. It’s a psychological horror film that will make you think twice about smiling and make you hear Rose’s screams in your nightmares.

Smile (2022) A psychological horror film written and directed by Parker Finn, based on his short film Laura Hasn’t Slept. The film stars Sosie Bacon as Rose Cotter, a therapist who witnesses the bizarre suicide of a patient and becomes haunted by an entity that takes the form of smiling people. It also features Jessie T. Usher, Kyle Gallner, Caitlin Stasey, Kal Penn, and Rob Morgan in supporting roles.

What’s the smile movie about?

Smile horror movie
Smile horror movie

Imagine you’re a therapist and one day a girl walks into your office. She tells you a horrifying story: she witnessed her professor’s gruesome suicide and now she’s being haunted by a terrifying creature that only she can see. A creature that smiles with a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth. A creature that whispers to her that her time is running out. You try to help her, but before you can do anything, she grabs a shard of glass and slits her own throat right in front of you.

That’s what happened to Rose, and it was only the beginning of her nightmare. Ever since that day, she’s been harassed by visions and nightmares of the smiling monster. She also notices that some of the people around her are acting weird and seem to know things about her that they shouldn’t. Is she losing her mind, or is there something sinister going on? Rose must uncover the truth before it’s too late before the smile gets her too.

The Good Things About The Smile Movie

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Smile is a well-crafted horror film that delivers on both scares and substances. The film has a creepy and atmospheric tone that builds up tension and suspense throughout. The cinematography by Charlie Sarroff is excellent, creating a contrast between the bright and colorful scenes of Rose’s normal life and the dark and gloomy scenes of her nightmares. The film also uses sound design and music by Cristobal Tapia de Veer effectively, creating a sense of dread and unease with distorted noises and eerie melodies.

The film also has a strong performance by Sosie Bacon as Rose, who carries the film with her emotional range and vulnerability. She portrays Rose as a sympathetic and relatable character who struggles with her trauma and guilt while trying to cope with the supernatural threat. Bacon makes us care about Rose’s fate and root for her survival.

The Bad Things About The Smile Movie

Smile movie review
Smile movie review

The Smile Movie  has some clever twists and turns that keep us guessing until the end. The film explores themes such as mental health, grief, guilt, and forgiveness in a nuanced and meaningful way. The film also makes us question what is real and what is not, and what it means to smile in the face of adversity.

However, the film is not without its flaws. Some of the jump scares are predictable and cheap, relying on loud noises and sudden appearances rather than genuine frights. Some of the supporting characters are underdeveloped and serve as plot devices rather than fleshed-out personalities. Some of the dialogue is cheesy and clichéd, especially when it comes to exposition or humor.

The film also borrows heavily from other horror films such as The Ring, It Follows, The Babadook, and The Sixth Sense. Some of the scenes and concepts feel familiar and derivative rather than original and fresh.

My Thoughts About Smile

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Smile was a spine-chilling horror movie that kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved how the movie mixed psychological horror with supernatural horror, creating a contrast between reality and illusion. I loved how the movie made me doubt my own sanity and happiness.

I also appreciated how the movie tackled some serious topics such as mental health stigma, suicide prevention, and trauma recovery. I think the movie had a powerful message about finding hope and healing in oneself and others.

However, I also wished that the movie had more originality and creativity. I felt that the movie borrowed too much from other horror movies rather than creating its own identity and style. I felt that the movie could have been more bold and innovative in its storytelling and execution.


Smile movie review

I would give Smile a 3 out of 5 rating because it was a good but not great horror film. It had some strong points such as its visuals, themes, performance by Sosie Bacon, but it also had some weak points such as its jump scares, characters, dialogue,
and lack of originality.

I think Smile is worth watching if you are a fan of psychological horror films or if you are looking for a creepy and clever horror film that will make you think twice about smiling.😁


That’s it for my my movie review of smile I hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful. What did you think of Smile? Did it make you smile or frown? Did it scare you or bore you? Did it surprise you or disappoint you? Let me know in the comments below.

Also, if you have any suggestions for future movies or topics that you want me to review on Think Horror, feel free to share them with me. I’m always open to new ideas and recommendations.

Thank you for reading Think Horror. Until next time, Smile

Harper Nevar

2 responses to “Smile Movie Review: It Will Make You Wish You Had Botox”

  1. I haven’t seen Smile movie yet, but it sounds like a horror movie that will make you wish you had botox.🤣

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