The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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,
April 23, 2014
A good-natured bit of escapist fluff that relies a bit too much on whiz-bang special effects.
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.
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.
January 21, 2014
This is one of the more disappointing efforts of the holiday movie season.
January 17, 2014
Inspiring seize-the-day tale with some peril and flirting.
January 9, 2014
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a disappointment, an often confusing and silly contrivance of an unbecoming-of-age comedy based on Thurber's literary work (adapted into a 1947 vehicle for star Danny Kaye.)
January 9, 2014
Walter Mitty has a big heart, and I like it for that. But this is definitely a case where a little simpler would have been a lot better overall.
January 8, 2014
The remake is straightforward, with fewer secrets, more sentiment and it isn't as funny