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      The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Reviews

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      I admire the film’s originality, and the thought-provoking twist ending, but daydream of a deeper director’s cut.

      Full Review | Sep 23, 2022

      A frequently inspiring little film, one thrillingly devoid of any cynicism.

      Full Review | Original Score: B | Sep 17, 2021

      It's Stiller's most subdued performance ever, and it looks good on him.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Feb 1, 2021

      Stiller's performance is far more earnest than that which is found in Thurber's more satirical writing.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0 | Sep 22, 2020

      If you're a man who daydreams too much about exacting revenge for bullying, and wishing for a better life situation, have a gander at "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," and then go sign up for a Vision Quest, or a New Warrior Training Adventure.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Apr 2, 2020

      Stiller's remake succeeds in a wondrously entertaining and affecting way.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Nov 18, 2019

      Stiller delivers an enjoyable take on the modern man's existential crisis, aided greatly by stunning cinematography.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Jun 8, 2019

      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.

      Full Review | Nov 1, 2018

      The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ticks all the boxes for a sweet-natured family film and is spectacular on many levels.

      Full Review | Aug 24, 2018

      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Nov 18, 2017

      There's a nice, chill, un-cynical sweetness to Mitty, that, after a bunch of heavy prestige pics, was welcome.

      Full Review | Oct 20, 2017

      Along with turning in a nuanced performance, Stiller proves he has developed a keen ear and eye as a filmmaker.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/4 | Oct 25, 2016

      This is surprisingly nowhere near the Hollywood nightmare you might be thinking (or fearing).

      Full Review | Aug 10, 2016

      The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a good-hearted delight.

      Full Review | Jul 11, 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.

      Full Review | Jun 19, 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 | Apr 3, 2016

      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.

      Full Review | Aug 4, 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 | Apr 28, 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 | Apr 27, 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 | Apr 23, 2014

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