Picks and Pans Review: Will Smith

updated 02/26/2007 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/26/2007 AT 01:00 AM EST

The Pursuit of Happyness

Forest Whitaker
The Last King of Scotland



Working alongside far more experienced movie vets, newcomer Jennifer Hudson up and stole Dreamgirls right out from under them. Her poignant portrayal of singer Effie White, who knows she belongs out front in the spotlight, gave the musical a jolting injection of heart and soul. It was always clear that this onetime American Idol dumpee could sing. Now it's gloriously obvious she can act too.

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