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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. (c) Fox
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"This is one of the more disappointing efforts of the holiday movie season."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"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."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"While the original Mitty was a heartbreakingly sad figure, this Mitty is a weak parable for living life to the fullest (or something like that.)"
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is one charming film to see, and there's nothing wrong with a feel-good movie that makes you feel good about liking it."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Somehow, out of a no-win situation, Stiller manages to make a likable movie that entertains and also provides a little get-out-of-the-basement inspiration."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"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."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"It has little narrative interest and requires that the director latch onto a very specific airy tone of whimsy, lest the whole souffle collapse."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty provides fun and laughs, but also meaningful thoughts on life and how we choose to live it, along with a touching lead performance you'll want to root for."
‑ Mark Hughes, Forbes
"Ignore the liberties the film takes with the original (something the 1947 Danny Kaye movie also did, much to Thurber's annoyance), and this version proves to be a briskly entertaining, glossily photographed, globe-trotting romp,"
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Mitty doodles and dawdles through the world, swept away by momentary bursts of special-effects fantasy while his life is changed by the presence of a cake made by his mother."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"Stiller's sensibility creates a movie that's smarter than you think it will be. Kind of like Walter Mitty himself."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Painstakingly stylish, this is Stiller's most ambitious directorial work to date but also his most cloying."
‑ Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader
"Steve Conrad's script is a jumbled farce, misfiring on comedic executions and inserting beats that have no real relevance to the story."
‑ Clayton Davis, AwardsCircuit.com
"A good-natured bit of escapist fluff that relies a bit too much on whiz-bang special effects."
‑ Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
"Big budget films that are actually about something are so rare this one's worth checking out just for novelty value alone."
‑ Anthony Morris, The Vine
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