A strange IRS agent uses his database to locate a series of needy people and goes to elaborate lengths to improve their lives. During the process, he falls in love with a woman in need of a new heart.
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Melancholy Will Smith film is too intense for younger kids.
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Rotten: I would tell you to go out and see it for yourself, but you might take that as a recommendation rather than a plea for corroboration. Did I really see what I thought I saw?
- A.O. Scott, New York Times, Friday, December 19, 2008
Fresh: I think it's just kind of average but Rosario Dawson is great and worthy of some type of recognition throughout this award show season.
- Ben Lyons, At the Movies, Monday, December 22, 2008
A good story, well told and Will Smith is growing on me as a serious actor. The main problem with this is it is far too obvious right from the off what is going to happen and why. We then spend a long time waiting for the build up to the conclusion. Still a fine film though, but it lost it's impact by being too predictable.
- Deano78, Thursday, June 17, 2010
Never did I expect such a film to blow me away, I had not read the synopsis prior to watching this and hadn?t planned for such an emotionally charged film. I?ve only shed a tear at around 3 films in my life, but I have to admit, this one actually had me sobbing! (Did I just admit to that?) The film itself sets a depressed tone from the start and whilst it does take a while to start moving and understand where the plot is being taken, the mystery soon unravels in tiny parts, right up until the very end. Without a doubt Smith?s finest performance to date. A well written storyline with an original idea.
- 76Majikat, Tuesday, February 16, 2010