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Six Degrees of Separation

HD   R Closed Captioning

Fred Schepisi

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About the Movie

We all have two lives: the one we are born with, and the one we try and create for ourselves. Will Smith makes his compelling dramatic debut as Paul, a man who shows up at the doorstep of two affluent art dealers, claiming to need help after a Central Park mugging. Presenting himself as a Harvard Man, a friend of their children and the son of Sidney Poitier, he charms the couple with stories of his father and ends up staying the night. In the morning, however, we find out that “Paul” is a conman, and his ruse will have repercussions that will change one family in ways they never imagined. “Hilarious! Touching! Magic!” Rolling Stone

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 32
  • Fresh: 28
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Ultimately, Six Degrees of Separation will succeed or fail for the individual viewer based on their expectations and preferences. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Jul 15, 2007

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Customer Reviews

good movie

a very well done movie!

Kaleidoscopic, like Kandinsky

Fred Schepsi's adaptation of John Guare's play (based on the real-life exploits of conman David Hampton) is a scintillating, intelligent and witty rumination on class, generations, race, sexuality, the American dream, the emigrant dream, and J.D. Salinger. Stockard Channing (who originated the stage role) is revelatory as Ouisa. Donald Sutherland is both foreboding and charming as Ouisa's husband, Flan: the brief scene wherein he describes his dream of the third grade is quite possibly his most memorable minute on film. The real discovery, of course, is Will Smith, making his film debut here, a strong one. He's the reason I pronounce "bottle of beer" the way I do. If you haven't seen this film yet, see it, at least to understand my references. You'll be glad you did.

no thanks

Will Smith does a great job but the other children almost ruin the movie by their terrible acting

Six Degrees of Separation
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1993

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