The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Reviews

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January 21, 2014
This is one of the more disappointing efforts of the holiday movie season.
January 1, 2014
Stiller's attempt to braid together introspection and humor kept me engaged and curious, even when I wasn't quite sure what he was setting out to do.
December 26, 2013
Stiller's sensibility creates a movie that's smarter than you think it will be. Kind of like Walter Mitty himself.
December 26, 2013
Sometimes you see failed films and think, well, they tried for this or that but couldn't pull it off. After seeing Ben Stiller's version of the venerable James Thurber story, I don't know what the film was trying for.
December 26, 2013
It has little narrative interest and requires that the director latch onto a very specific airy tone of whimsy, lest the whole souffle collapse.
December 26, 2013
Painstakingly stylish, this is Stiller's most ambitious directorial work to date but also his most cloying.
December 26, 2013
While stunning sequences show him skateboarding away from an erupting volcano and fighting off a great white shark, the character never becomes more than a fuzzy conceit.
December 26, 2013
This is a notably more upbeat attitude than the original short story had and Stiller sells it well.
December 26, 2013
I hated, hated, hated this movie.
December 26, 2013
In striving so earnestly for a redemptive and genuinely heroic happy ending, Stiller's movie jettisons the original's lightness.
December 24, 2013
It can be sentimental, but it is not frivolous.
December 24, 2013
It's hard to pinpoint the cause of the problem, but Walter's story never engages.
December 24, 2013
In our daydreams, an ambitious, world-embracing movie like "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" deserves to be a bigger hit than yet another "Night at the Museum" or "Madagascar" sequel. But your mileage may vary.
December 24, 2013
Our identification gives way to envy, and [Mitty] is another one of those enchanted people the rest of us can only dream of becoming.
December 24, 2013
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is filled with small, memorable moments that coalesce into a sweet, if predictable, parable about embracing life.
December 24, 2013
For much of its first half, during which visuals replace vision, Walter Mitty stumbles down a rabbit hole of technological triumph. But then something unexpected happens: It turns into a sweetly engaging blockbuster.
December 24, 2013
Ben Stiller's latest directorial effort offers the balmy reassurance of a 'Hang in There, Kitty' poster.
December 24, 2013
The movie feels uncertain as to its own tones and intentions.
December 24, 2013
Mitty pays tribute to people who cherish the past and, in the face of extinction, are devoted to preserving it.
December 24, 2013
Like Mitty, Stiller dreams big. The problem is that audiences don't let him. He's both famous and forgotten, the best comedy director of his generation hiding in plain sight.
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