Get Smart

2008

Get Smart

Critics Consensus

Get Smart rides Steve Carell's considerable charm for a few laughs, but ultimately proves to be a rather ordinary action comedy.

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40-Year-Old Virgin star Steve Carell steps into the telephonic shoes of television's most beloved bumbling detective in this big-screen adaptation of the hit 1960s-era comedy series created by Mel Brooks. The evil geniuses at KAOS have hatched a diabolical plot to dominate every living man, woman, and child on the planet, and their plot gets under way as they attack the headquarters of the U.S. spy agency Control. As a result of the attack, the identity of every agent working for Control has been compromised. Realizing that the only way to thwart KAOS' evil plan is to promote eager but inexperienced Control analyst Maxwell Smart (Carell) to the rank of special agent, the Chief (Alan Arkin) reluctantly teams Smart with Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway) -- a veteran super-spy whose beauty is only surpassed by her lethality. With no real field experience to speak of and nothing but sheer enthusiasm and a handful of fancy spy gadgets to help him accomplish his deadly mission, Maxwell Smart his new partner, Agent 99, will be forced to faces malevolent KAOS head Siegfried (Terence Stamp) and his loyal army of minions in a decisive fight that will determine the fate of the free world. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, David Koechner, Terry Crews, and Ken Davitian co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

Steve Carell
as Maxwell Smart
Anne Hathaway
as Agent 99
Alan Arkin
as The Chief
Terence Stamp
as Siegfried
Terry Crews
as Agent 91
James Caan
as The President
Bill Murray
as Agent 13
Masi Oka
as Brude
Ken Davitian
as Shtarker
Geoffrey Pierson
as Vice President
Arthur Darbinyan
as Russian Bad Guy
Bill Romanowski
as Air Marshall
Mark Ivanir
as Russian Guy in Bathroom
Linsday Hollister
as Max's Dance Partner
Dimitri Diatchenko
as Russian Underling
Richard V. Licata
as Russian Leader
Greg Joung Paik
as North Korean General
Joey Yu
as North Korean Soldier
Mike Akrawi
as Arab Man
Kerry Lai Fatt
as Tour Guide
John Farley
as Agent 38
Jonathan Loughran
as Orange Team Guy
Felisha Terrell
as Control Assistant
Jeff Tanner
as Control Assistant
Jasper Pendergrass
as Control Assistant
Carl Crevier
as Restaurant Agent
David Schaap
as Restaurant Agent
Peter Wiereter
as Airline Passenger
Thomas Garner
as Airline Passenger
Danielle Bisutti
as Airline Passenger
Jessica Barth
as Flight Attendant
John Eddins
as Co-Pilot
Alex Kudrytsky
as Russian Farmhand
Tatyana Kaboulova
as Pretty Woman at Party
Moshana Halbert
as Pretty Woman at Party
Sergey Priselkov
as Russian Farmer
Jane Gilchrist
as Bakery Counter Woman
Todd Sherry
as KAOS Office Worker
David Aranovich
as Russian Son
Ivy Bethune
as Russian Mother
Larry Miller
as CIA Agent
Kevin Nealon
as CIA Agent
Blake Clark
as General
James Moses Black
as Control Prison Guard
Bernie Kopell
as Opel Driver
Michael Peter Catanzarite
as Secret Service Agent
Tim DeKay
as Secret Service Agent
Jerry Sherman
as Conductor
Matthew Glave
as Secret Service Agent Driver
Leonard Stern
as Cesna Pilot
Sean Segal
as Kid in Minivan
Karri Turner
as Mom in Minivan
Stephen Dunham
as Secret Service Commander
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Critic Reviews for Get Smart

All Critics (218) | Top Critics (46)

  • As a reworking of one of the great 1960s TV comedies, you'd think being funny would be its main goal. But you would be wrong. Very, very wrong.

    Oct 18, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • This is a spy comedy which seems entirely unaware of the new genre of Jack Bauer or Jason Bourne, and instead looks more like a Roger Moore-era 007 knockoff.

    Aug 22, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • From this distance it looks like a rejected chapter from the Naked Gun franchise, and infinitely more wooden.

    Aug 22, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Overall this is a limp parade of recycled gags and gadgets: an action movie with no surprises and a comedy with nothing like enough laughs.

    Aug 22, 2008 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
  • I often wondered if the filmmakers weren't trying to fix something that isn't broken.

    Aug 7, 2008 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Which words describe this movie version of one of the funniest television shows ever made? Terrible, puerile and a travesty are close, but not angry enough.

    Jul 10, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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