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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Reviews

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 18, 2014
While the original Mitty was a heartbreakingly sad figure, this Mitty is a weak parable for living life to the fullest (or something like that.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Mark Hughes
August 4, 2014
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty provides fun and laughs, but also meaningful thoughts on life and how we choose to live it, along with a touching lead performance you'll want to root for.
Clayton Davis
July 6, 2014
Steve Conrad's script is a jumbled farce, misfiring on comedic executions and inserting beats that have no real relevance to the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 28, 2014
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is one charming film to see, and there's nothing wrong with a feel-good movie that makes you feel good about liking it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
April 27, 2014
Ignore the liberties the film takes with the original (something the 1947 Danny Kaye movie also did, much to Thurber's annoyance), and this version proves to be a briskly entertaining, glossily photographed, globe-trotting romp,
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
April 23, 2014
A good-natured bit of escapist fluff that relies a bit too much on whiz-bang special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
April 19, 2014
Somehow, out of a no-win situation, Stiller manages to make a likable movie that entertains and also provides a little get-out-of-the-basement inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ray Pride
April 7, 2014
Mitty doodles and dawdles through the world, swept away by momentary bursts of special-effects fantasy while his life is changed by the presence of a cake made by his mother.
Anthony Morris
The Vine
February 13, 2014
Big budget films that are actually about something are so rare this one's worth checking out just for novelty value alone.
Rima Sabina Aouf
Concrete Playground
February 7, 2014
A charmer with a good heart and a healthy dose of unrealism.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Josh Hylton
Dark Horizons
February 6, 2014
It still has a good amount of heart to it, particularly from the delightful Wiig who somehow manages to create an interesting and empathetic character out of thin material.
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly
February 4, 2014
Of course Stiller takes many liberties with Thurber's old chestnut, but there is a sense that its theme of yearning really means something to him.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 22, 2014
...a superior comedy/drama that's often much more profound than its marketing materials may have indicated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
January 21, 2014
This is one of the more disappointing efforts of the holiday movie season.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
January 17, 2014
Inspiring seize-the-day tale with some peril and flirting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
January 9, 2014
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a disappointment, an often confusing and silly contrivance of an unbecoming-of-age comedy based on Thurber's literary work (adapted into a 1947 vehicle for star Danny Kaye.)
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 9, 2014
Walter Mitty has a big heart, and I like it for that. But this is definitely a case where a little simpler would have been a lot better overall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer
January 8, 2014
The remake is straightforward, with fewer secrets, more sentiment and it isn't as funny
Full Review | Original Score: 2
Jackie K. Cooper
January 8, 2014
The cinematography is exceptional - if only the acting and script were on that level.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
January 7, 2014
'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' is not the old James Thurber short story brought to the big screen. It's important to make that clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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