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Get Smart Reviews

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Mark Asch
Stop Smiling
July 29, 2015
The movie is hurt more than helped by having to carry over character names and shoehorn in the show's greatest hits, Carell and Hathaway's rhythm faltering with every recycled catchphrase.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2014
In a year where even Ghost Rider gets a sequel, Get Smart makes you actually want one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 4, 2013
For anyone who entertained hopes for Get Smart and has not been entertained back, the film's main fault will lie in its wobbly translation.
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Get Smart certainly has its moments, but suffers badly from an inability to balance the surreal humor and life-threatening terrorist threat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
April 8, 2011
There's enough packed in there to warrant a viewing if you fancy a bit of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 22, 2011
Get Smart is a nice afternoon diversion. There are no big laughs to be had, no matter how hard it tries, but there are lots and lots of chuckles, and that's probably good enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 26, 2009
The hostile repartee between the characters is as ungainly as director Peter Segal's lumbering action sequences
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 17, 2009
It has at least five undeniable laughs.
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 27, 2009
While I think ultimately this film is unnecessary, it's still fairly entertaining and it's certainly better than the recent Pink Panther reboot with Steve Martin.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
February 11, 2009
The term laugh-a-minute is a bit hackneyed for my taste, and Get Smart comes closer to several laughs-a-minute.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 1, 2009
What do dithering tv weathermen do when they retire? They must take their lame, witless banter and their awkward timing to Hollywood to write and direct movies. That might explain Get Smart, one of the latest in a long line of humid, mediocre, tire
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 29, 2009
...a manufactured piece of work that's been geared towards the lowest common denominator.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
November 9, 2008
Without Anne Hathaway, Get Smart might have been a one-note comedy; with her, it's super spirited and super fun.
Read More | Original Score: 79/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 28, 2008
Not funny outrageous or funny gross, but funny cute, funny nice, funny mild.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2008
The movie is a time-killer without a killer instinct.
Read More | Original Score: C+
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
October 18, 2008
Smart summer entertainment that retains the likeability and wit of its source material but brings it into the 21st century with a perfectly cast Steve Carell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 18, 2008
Get Smart is happy enough to play for straight laughs rather than truly subversive wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Medsker
Bullz-Eye.com
October 18, 2008
The stage is clearly set for a sequel, but God help them if they stuff that movie with even more clutter than they stuffed into this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
October 18, 2008
You'll have a better time if you don't expect this re-imagined work to resemble the original. The phone shoe does fit Carell, and he wears it well.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
October 18, 2008
A dumbed-down version of a belovedly lowbrow 1960s TV series.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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