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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Reviews

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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.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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.
July 6, 2014
Steve Conrad's script is a jumbled farce, misfiring on comedic executions and inserting beats that have no real relevance to the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 28, 2014
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is one charming film to see, and there's nothing wrong with a feel-good movie that makes you feel good about liking it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 27, 2014
Ignore the liberties the film takes with the original (something the 1947 Danny Kaye movie also did, much to Thurber's annoyance), and this version proves to be a briskly entertaining, glossily photographed, globe-trotting romp,
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2014
A good-natured bit of escapist fluff that relies a bit too much on whiz-bang special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 7, 2014
Mitty doodles and dawdles through the world, swept away by momentary bursts of special-effects fantasy while his life is changed by the presence of a cake made by his mother.
February 13, 2014
Big budget films that are actually about something are so rare this one's worth checking out just for novelty value alone.
February 7, 2014
A charmer with a good heart and a healthy dose of unrealism.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 6, 2014
It still has a good amount of heart to it, particularly from the delightful Wiig who somehow manages to create an interesting and empathetic character out of thin material.
February 4, 2014
Of course Stiller takes many liberties with Thurber's old chestnut, but there is a sense that its theme of yearning really means something to him.
January 22, 2014
...a superior comedy/drama that's often much more profound than its marketing materials may have indicated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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