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.

50%

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67%

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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

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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  • Dec 31, 2016
    Ironically, Get Smart was not smart at all, I probably lost a chunk of brain cells after watching this. It has no humour from the source material, mostly cheap slapsticks and crude jokes. The only shining star was Terry Crews.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] It's nowhere near as awful as it could have been thanks to it's strong cast but after it finally decides to wrap itself up in a neat bow, Get Smart adds up to nothing more than terribly average and relatively lame summer material. It's downfall is the fact that it makes little use of it's star studded talent like most massively financed comedies, there was definitely a missed opportunity here. It's fairly dull and runs out of steam about 30 minutes in and decides to go dead serious when it comes to the plot. Which I will point out is all over the place and almost non-existent. There's also a huge problem with the soundtrack because it repeats the same stereotypical spy thriller music over and over and over again. It's not terrible, Steve Carell scores a lot of laughs but after almost 2 hours of having him on screen doing nothing more than his charming face, it really made me think of how brilliant The 40 Year Old Virgin was. Anne Hathaway also does the best with the weak script she's given, she has fun as does Alan Arkin and Terrence Stamp in their perfectly cast roles. But in the end the film as a whole is fairly forgettable, it has moments of good comedy, but that and cleverly crafted special effect sequences can't quite make up for the flaws surounding them.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2012
    Get Smart is a fun and hilarious screwball comedy. Based on the classic television show, the film follows newly promoted Control agent Maxwell Smart on his mission to uncover a terrorist plot. Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway lead the cast and both give strong performances; especially Carell who is perfectly cast in this role that seems tailored to his particular brand of comedy. The film pays homage to the original television show in its use of gadgetry and in the tone of the humor. Some of the comedy is a bit too broad and cartoonish, but most of it works. Get Smart is a clever and fun film that delivers a lot of laughs.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2012
    It's exactly what you can expect from it. A funny joke here and there. And a medicore plot. I can't mention anything funny. Cause I can't remember it...
    Martin S Super Reviewer

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