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40-Year-Old Virgin star Steve Carell steps into the telephonic shoes of television's most beloved bumbling detective in this big-screen adaptation of the hit 1960s-era comedy series created by Mel Brooks. The evil geniuses at KAOS have hatched a diabolical plot to dominate every living man, woman, and child on the planet, and their plot gets under way as they attack the headquarters of the U.S. spy agency Control. As a result of the attack, the identity of every agent working for Control has been compromised. Realizing that the only way to thwart KAOS' evil plan is to promote eager but… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As a reworking of one of the great 1960s TV comedies, you'd think being funny would be its main goal. But you would be wrong. Very, very wrong."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"One of the more pleasant surprises of the year."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"In a year where even Ghost Rider gets a sequel, Get Smart makes you actually want one."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"There's enough packed in there to warrant a viewing if you fancy a bit of fun."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"It has at least five undeniable laughs."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Overall this is a limp parade of recycled gags and gadgets: an action movie with no surprises and a comedy with nothing like enough laughs."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"Get Smart is likable and very funny -- at least a two-to-one ratio of excellent gags to clunkers -- but it's not, for better or worse, Get Smart."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"For anyone who entertained hopes for Get Smart and has not been entertained back, the film's main fault will lie in its wobbly translation."
‑ Stuart Klawans, The Nation
"Get Smart is a nice afternoon diversion. There are no big laughs to be had, no matter how hard it tries, but there are lots and lots of chuckles, and that's probably good enough."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"While I think ultimately this film is unnecessary, it's still fairly entertaining and it's certainly better than the recent Pink Panther reboot with Steve Martin."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"I often wondered if the filmmakers weren't trying to fix something that isn't broken."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"Get Smart certainly has its moments, but suffers badly from an inability to balance the surreal humor and life-threatening terrorist threat."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
"The hostile repartee between the characters is as ungainly as director Peter Segal's lumbering action sequences"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The term laugh-a-minute is a bit hackneyed for my taste, and Get Smart comes closer to several laughs-a-minute."
‑ Cole Abaius, Film School Rejects
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