As someone who usually doesn't like celebrity biopics, I was really impressed by this. It's well-constructed, beautifully shot (Robert Elswit, put him on the DP Mount Rushmore), and finds room for some nice grace notes of complexity amidst the standard boilerplate biopic stuff. Smith, Ellis, the kids, all good performances. I'm a fan.
3. "I'm glad the William's sisters produced it." In response to Reply # 2
and yeah, this backlash is stupid. Before the movie and all this came out, and I wasn't really that aware of how it was being made, I was more concerned the Williams' had no part in it and it would be messed up for some like 'Harriet' random black assassin type reason.