Get Smart
Get Smart (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 4, 2008
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51%
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67%



Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Get Smart rides Steve Carell's considerable charm for a few laughs, but in the end is a rather ordinary Summer comedy.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

One of the more pleasant surprises of the year.

Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

In a year where even Ghost Rider gets a sequel, Get Smart makes you actually want one.

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

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.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

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Stuart Klawans
The Nation

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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

I often wondered if the filmmakers weren't trying to fix something that isn't broken.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

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.

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Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy

Get Smart certainly has its moments, but suffers badly from an inability to balance the surreal humor and life-threatening terrorist threat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Surprisingly good for a remake of a tv show. Carrel, hathaway and Johnson all put on a good show. Well worth your time.
Martin Sahlin
It's exactly what you can expect from it. A funny joke here and there. And a medicore plot. I can't mention anything funny. Cause I can't… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] It's nowhere near as awful as it could have been thanks to it's strong… More
Jens S.
This movie version of the 60s spy comedy show has all the trademarks of the original: funny gadgets, a gawky leading man with a capable and sexy sidekick. Sure,… More
Sanjay Rema
A funny movie that revolves around Carrell and his antics. The story is not great nor does it make perfect sense, but it keeps the movie moving and Carrell… More
Eric Alvarez
Dragged into seeing this. Did not like it at all. Definitely not a recommendation of mine.

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