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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Director Peter Segal ups the ante on the action, aiming for Bourne more than Bond, but the stunts grow frenzied and increasingly flat. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Remaking Get Smart for the big screen might have sounded like a bad idea, but the movie shows it to have been something else: a REALLY bad idea. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Bright enough, but stops short of being clever. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Rather than the laugh a minute promised by old comedies, Get Smart generates approximately one laugh per hour, and I can't remember either one. show more

  • 50
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    All that's missing is the spirit and the anarchic humor of the sitcom created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. The result is an overdressed, carefully stitched scarecrow of a comedy. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    While the whole cast -- including Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson -- is game, too much time was spent coordinating chase scenes and explosions, and too little fixing a slack script that relies on bathroom humor and snickering sex jokes. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    This is a slap-dash effort whose producers threw money and stunts onscreen instead of the satirical gags and one-liners that made the old spy spoof so memorable. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It’s funny, exciting, preposterous, great to look at, and made with the same level of technical expertise we’d expect from a new Bond movie itself. And all of that is very nice, but nicer still is the perfect pitch of the casting. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Get Smart turns out to be a much more entertaining movie than its tedious trailers suggest. It's not going to redefine comedy as we know it, but it's amusing and briskly paced, busy with an engaging mix of supporting actors. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Steve Carell's portrayal of Max is just about perfect for the material. show more

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