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

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When members of the nefarious crime syndicate KAOS attack the U.S. spy agency Control, the Chief (Alan Arkin) has to promote his eager analyst Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) to field agent. Smart, partnered with veteran Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), blends inexperience, enthusiasm and ineptitude as he works to thwart a world-domination plot hatched by the wily KAOS chief, Siegfried (Terence Stamp).

Cast & Crew

Steve Carell
Maxwell Smart
David Koechner
Agent Larabee
James Caan
The President
Tom J. Astle
Screenwriter
Matt Ember
Screenwriter
Peter Segal
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Steve Carell
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Brent O'Connor
Executive Producer
Jimmy Miller
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Dean Semler
Cinematographer
Wynn Thomas
Production Design
Richard Pearson
Film Editor
Deborah Lynn Scott
Costume Designer
Trevor Rabin
Original Music
Matt Callahan
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Critic Reviews for Get Smart

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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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