One major problem I had with this film was the performances - Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, Will Smith - all great actors, but here they're acting in the broad, over-dramatic style of the stage, which just comes off as obnoxious and annoying on screen. It has a good story with great characters, but told in a disjointed way with cloying "witty" dialogue that was more annoying than clever.
A suprise to me since I'm so used to seeing Will Smith as his all-around-nice-guy persona, his performance was the most convincing in this film. Was he a complete sociopath, or just a lost boy struggling as a chameleon? Seeing this makes me wish he'd take more dimensional roles nowadays.
Not bad. Six Degrees of Separation kind of felt like a heavier Woody Allen knock-off at points but worth a watch, even if that dark turn I was waiting for never came. Its kind of a bummer that this is as good as Will Smith would ever be but J.J. Abrams (and the rest of the spoiled rich kid brood) were hysterical.