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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

  • July 30, 2010 Harlfinger
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    reasonably funny but not nearly as funny as the tv show!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • March 03, 2009 Paul Preister
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    really funny!

  • December 10, 2008 Lil mikey 1012
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    prepare for the # 3 comedy film out there (to me) this movie was out of control HILARIOUS, cool special effects , and nutin but GOOD to this movie !!!!!!!!! 10 out of 10

  • December 02, 2008 Xsec713X
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    I thought it was pretty funny throughout. I'll be honest, the only reason I agreed to rent this is because I will watch anything with Anne Hathaway in it, but surprisingly, this movie was extremely entertaining. Watch this movie with zero expectations. When you start at the ground floor, it's amazing how far things can go up.

  • October 30, 2008 mharrison365
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    ...HOLY SHIT!HOLY SHIT!HOLY SHIT! A SWORD FISH WAS AN INCH FROM KILLING ME!...

  • October 07, 2008 paulzlife
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    My favorite part was when the credits starting to roll.

  • October 04, 2008 diepset1
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    This movie was funny! It's pretty family friendly too. Only about 1 time did I notice something bad, but it was a good movie. I couldn't imagine Anne Hathaway like that though. She seemed arrogant in this movie. Steve Carell did a good job! The Rock looked good as always haha.

  • August 25, 2008 Ricky
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    Behold as Mel Brookes strikes again.

  • August 09, 2008 Tedfordian
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    This movie was the kind of movie that you see once, have a few laughs and then promptly forget about. I did enjoy seeing this movie, but some of the jokes that were supposed to have gotten huge laughs were frankly just stupid. I don't know why but Ann Hathaway totally bugged me. I mean, why is her hair so shiny?? Sorry, off topic... Anyway, if your looking for a light easy way to kill a few hours, this movie fits the bill.

  • July 30, 2008 GoogintaVilhelm
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    Steve Carell, Ann Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, and alan arkin star In Get a movie that I thought I would enjoy a lot but I did not enjoy It as well as I thought It would be.

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