Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    A sharp, superbly acted character-driven comedic drama.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 9 out of 29
  1. Dec 23, 2014
    4
    Smart people is not a very great movie. It moves at a slow pace without really anything interesting happening, and it just is not verySmart people is not a very great movie. It moves at a slow pace without really anything interesting happening, and it just is not very entertaining. Haden church makes things fairly enjoyable when he is on screen, but other than him, the movie is very weak. Full Review »
  2. May 31, 2014
    7
    I didn't know what to expect from this movie being as dramas aren't really my thing and I'm fairly new to them I enjoyed this movie though II didn't know what to expect from this movie being as dramas aren't really my thing and I'm fairly new to them I enjoyed this movie though I thought it was good the drama was pretty cliche and I found the father tended to keep a single tone of voice throughout the entire movie one thing I did like though was that the characters were meant to be smart and they did appear to be very intelligent individuals except for two who weren't meant to be so I also thought the humor actually funny and found myself laughing throughout the movie. Full Review »
  3. Mark
    May 12, 2009
    3
    Interesting story that was poorly written. Cliche and attempted to be deep -- weak.