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Men in Black IIInew

Where there's Will, there's a way.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Matt Brunson  |  05-29-2012  |  Reviews

Does Will Smith Think He's Jesus?

Seven Pounds is so pleased with its concept and its message that it drives right by some pretty big flaws.
Metroland  |  John Brodeur  |  01-08-2009  |  Reviews

Will Smith on Personal Triumph, Middle East Peace and Obamanew

He's hoping to take what he learned from his part in Obama's election and apply it to a new business investment in the United Arab Emirates -- part of his Seven Pounds-inspired attempt to make a difference in his work.
Metro Times  |  Cole Haddon  |  12-23-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Will Smith Encores His 'Pursuit of Happyness'new

Watching Smith and Muccino's latest collaboration, Seven Pounds, I marveled (to paraphrase the great Jermaine Jackson) that something so right could go so wrong.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  12-19-2008  |  Reviews

Weighty Matters Get Treated Carelessly in 'Seven Pounds'new

Pounds' moral preaching is kinda twisted, yet it's delivered up on the same kind of redemptive platter -- swelling music, tears, and all. You've gone too far, guys, with the angel act, and God's gonna smite you down.
The Portland Mercury  |  Marjorie Skinner  |  12-19-2008  |  Reviews

Will Smith Needs Cinema Lessons to Cure His Scowls in 'Seven Pounds'new

A glib, charming movie star -- but resourceless actor -- Smith must think scrunching-up his face and looking worried for two hours shows serious concentration and emotional gravity. Apparently, he is unaware of the ways that movies and movie stars communicate depth and sincerity.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  12-18-2008  |  Reviews

'Seven Pounds': Hoping Strategiesnew

Will Smith's latest finds a way to be optimistic without turning him into a ham.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  12-18-2008  |  Reviews

'Seven Pounds' is Agonizing, Incessant and Impervious to Ironynew

Will Smith continues in the vein of his last three movies by maintaining a clenched, anguished, clotted expression on his face. He has completed his transfiguration into the Fresh Prince of Airlessness.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  12-17-2008  |  Reviews

'Hancock', America's Low-rent Superhero, Just in Time for the Recessionnew

Even bearing in mind the conventional wisdom that superman movies keep coming back to cheer us through hard times, I'm not clear whether Hancock is meant to be a representative of the homeless, a midcareer-burnout case or a troubled brother from another planet.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  07-07-2008  |  Reviews

Higher Powernew

Will Smith's latest does more damage than good
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  07-03-2008  |  Reviews

Will Smith's 'Hancock' Brazenly Embraces the Post-racial Strategy of the Obama Campaignnew

Movie star Will Smith is also a political figure. His big screen exploits reflect the way we think about race, masculinity, humor, violence and fantasy.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  07-03-2008  |  Reviews

Rectum? Will Smith Damn Near Killed 'Emnew

I had hoped that Hancock would be a departure, that it might restore some of Smith's Fresh Prince swagger, but instead it's the most explicit demonstration yet of the wallowing that has drained a superstar of his powers.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  07-02-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Celebrating 'Hancock,' Peter Berg's Latest Genre Mashupnew

Anticipation runs high for further blackening of Batman's soul in The Dark Knight, but the Fourth of July weekend belongs to Hancock, a handsomely haywire comic-tragic concoction that flies high, sideways, off course and straight up in the air.
Chicago Newcity  |  Ray Pride  |  07-02-2008  |  Reviews

'Hancock' is no 'Men in Black,' but It Still Teems with Destruction, Funninessnew

It's no Men in Black, but still teems with destruction, funniness
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Amber Humphrey  |  07-02-2008  |  Reviews

'Hancock' Dive Bombs

Hancock attempts a high degree of difficulty, but hits the pool flat.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  06-27-2008  |  Reviews

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