The Nude Bomb (The Return of Maxwell Smart)
The Nude Bomb (The Return of Maxwell Smart) (1980)

Maxwell Smart, the infamous Agent 86 from the '60s television sitcom Get Smart, makes his feature-film debut in this goofy espionage spoof. This time, Smart and his cohorts must stop enemy spies from detonating a bomb that would destroy… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 1, 1980
DVD Release Date: June 17, 2008
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

'From a character conceived by Mel Brooks', reads the blurb, and there are various nods to his style of humour throughout this bitty spoof. But the rest relies more on technology than style, and on mediocre effects that can't carry the plot.

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Chuck O'Leary

Mildly amusing early on when it sticks to puns and one-liners, but falls apart quickly as it degenerates into a series of dumb comic action sequences. Easier to sit through when I was 8.

Kevin A. Ranson

Does the title refer to the plot device or the final cut?

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

I sort of enjoyed it, but it's thoroughly bankrupt filmmaking.

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TV Guide

This feeble attempt to revive the characters from the popular TV series Get Smart copies the show, but without the sharp humor that made it so popular.

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Clint Morris

It ain't get "Get Smart", but it's great to see Adams back with the shoephone!


An uneven and poorly plotted film which even fans of the original TV show could well have done without.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
The original series ran from '65-'70 and this movie was made in 1980. It's not very good, but better than the remake with Steve Carell in my… More

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