Get Smart Reviews

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January 28, 2020
Get Smart's globe-trotting plot is as forgettable as the wrapper you shuck to get to the candy bar.
June 5, 2019
There are a few funny moments, mostly courtesy of Carell's natural charm and some surprising cameos that inject some much-needed life into an otherwise generic film.
August 26, 2018
There are a few laughs, but nothing memorable, no biting satire and no clever wit. Most disappointing, there's no real chemistry between the bumbling Maxwell Smart and beautiful Agent 99. A fizzle where there be sizzle.
December 16, 2017
There's a bit of tonal problem with this bundled blockbuster.
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.
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.
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.
August 26, 2009
The hostile repartee between the characters is as ungainly as director Peter Segal's lumbering action sequences
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.
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
January 29, 2009
...a manufactured piece of work that's been geared towards the lowest common denominator.
October 18, 2008
The movie is a time-killer without a killer instinct.
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.
October 18, 2008
A dumbed-down version of a belovedly lowbrow 1960s TV series.
October 18, 2008
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.
August 31, 2008
It's a trailer.
August 22, 2008
An uninspired comedy that runs the full gamut from characters being punched in the groin/face to being shot in the face/groin, until everything culminates in an expensively pointless action finale.
August 22, 2008
We sit back and wait for the laughs. Which come pretty slow and infrequent, though Carell does his straight-faced best to act out the A-Z of Hilarious.
August 22, 2008
The film is about as funny as a 3am cold call, and if you are a critic you cannot slam down the phone before you have heard it out.
August 22, 2008
Stunts, gadgets and Bill Murray in a tree: Get Smart hurls everything at the screen in the hope it'll stick. Shame all the money went on the dopey action finale instead of some halfway witty gags and a decent script.
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