The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Reviews

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November 18, 2019
Stiller's remake succeeds in a wondrously entertaining and affecting way.
August 29, 2019
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty fails because it is contrived, an inorganic exercise about what it means to get out of your comfort zone and go for broke. This is the childish fantasy of what that's supposed to look like.
June 8, 2019
Stiller delivers an enjoyable take on the modern man's existential crisis, aided greatly by stunning cinematography.
March 7, 2019
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty's most disappointing aspect is that Stiller has taken genuinely timeless themes and diluted them in a sea of schmaltz and sentimentality.
November 1, 2018
It fails to understand that poignancy isn't something you set out to try and be, and that trying to just makes you look pretentious.
November 1, 2018
The story is a combination of romance, action, mystery and comedy. It never misses a beat and skilfully delivers a feel good film that doesn't appear to blatantly manipulate audiences.
August 24, 2018
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ticks all the boxes for a sweet-natured family film and is spectacular on many levels.
February 22, 2018
There are great moments throughout, but I couldn't help feeling this was largely a wild fantasy on the part of Stiller, who is not a talented straight actor, and who has effortfully stretched the original story beyond all recognition.
November 18, 2017
Although Stiller has acted in far-out films like Zoolander before, this one gives viewers another side to this actor - one who can handle such ambitious films with ease.
October 20, 2017
There's a nice, chill, un-cynical sweetness to Mitty, that, after a bunch of heavy prestige pics, was welcome.
August 24, 2017
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty can sometimes feel like listening to a high-school slam poet read from his latest diary entry: it's all-too earnest and over-the-top heartfelt. You can't help but smile and look away.
October 25, 2016
Along with turning in a nuanced performance, Stiller proves he has developed a keen ear and eye as a filmmaker.
August 10, 2016
This is surprisingly nowhere near the Hollywood nightmare you might be thinking (or fearing).
July 11, 2016
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a good-hearted delight.
June 20, 2016
The most universally satisfying Hollywood films are usually predicated on a dialectical relationship... But Walter Mitty is too clumsy and afraid to offend to properly take that journey, not unlike its titular character.
June 19, 2016
With such high aims, it's too bad that 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' falls somewhat short of greatness. But it's not often that you come across a "big" movie as earnest and patently un-cynical as this one.
April 17, 2016
[Stiller's] creative fingerprints are few and far between here, the pic's spoon-fed schmaltziness betraying [his] typical satiric edge.
April 3, 2016
Somehow, out of a no-win situation, Stiller manages to make a likable movie that entertains while also providing a little get-out-of-the-basement inspiration.
August 18, 2014
While the original Mitty was a heartbreakingly sad figure, this Mitty is a weak parable for living life to the fullest (or something like that.)
August 4, 2014
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty provides fun and laughs, but also meaningful thoughts on life and how we choose to live it, along with a touching lead performance you'll want to root for.
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