Summary: I can't believe there are so many negative reviews for this film. I guess it's either you love it, or hate it. Personally this was a comic portrayal of pot use and it's not supposed to be taken as seriously as some of the reviewers have made it seem. Jane (Anna Faris) did a great job being blissfully stoned throughout the movie. She made good use of all the stoner stereotypes and I loved the expressions that she used throughout the movie.
Summary: I don't get it either, how many people here didn't like the movie. I guess it just confirms my theory, that the worse a movie is rated, the better I find it. THe acting was great. I laughed almost the entire movie. Maybe the people that didn't understand it, should eat some cannabis and then see what happens. To say it is boring is complete nonsense.
Summary: "Smiley's People" is the sequel miniseries to "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and is also based on a novel by John le Carré. In this series, George Smiley investigates the murder of a Russian general formerly passing information to the Circus which puts him on the trail of his old rival, Soviet spy master "Karla". As with "Tinker, Tailor", Alec Guinness is perfect in a subtle performance as George Smiley. The returning performers and new performances are solid as well.
Summary: I'm not a pothead, and I don't watch pothead movies. So a story about a girl who gets stoned, and then gets even more stoned wouldn't normally grab me. But film festivals put you in a situation where you watch movies that wouldn't normally interest you. Usually, that's a disaster, but in the case of "Smiley Face," I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. "Smiley Face" gives us one of the most lovable protagonists I've ever seen in a movie.
Summary: Judging by the other comments on this site, this episode of the 2 Smiley-BBC productions seems to disappoint some of it's fans. In my opinion, this is only slightly less praiseworthy than Tinker, Tailor and that is due to the previous high standard of its predecessor. SP has excellent character parts, particularly Bernard Hepton as Tobe Esterhazy, Beryl Reid, and even the maligned Barry Foster as Saul Enderby.
Summary: I won't choose between TINKER TAILOR and SMILEY'S PEOPLE. They're both first-rate. PEOPLE isn't as dark (even though bodies litter the landscape), but it builds to great tension even on repeat viewings. Master-class performances by Michael Lonsdale (Grigoriev), Michael Gough (Mikhel), Eileen Atkins (Ostrakova), and even the unknown Stephen Riddle (Mostyn).
Summary: So I asked the friend years ago who was telling me that it was going to be repeated on TV. He immediately smacked his lips enthusiastically and pronounced, "Better!" Of course I had to watch, if only to see how that were possible. I think he was right. The plot is equally complex, the atmosphere similarly tinged with melancholy, and the acting just as superb.