Get Smart

Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34

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Critic Reviews

  1. 88
    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.
  2. Get Smart is action movie and spoof and, though it's often a little unbalanced, the ultimate result is a harmlessly entertaining picture.
  3. The unexpected star is Hathaway, looking cool as a runway model in the role originated by Barbara Feldon, lithe as a (pink) panther, and displaying great comic timing.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    80
    The movie is fun, and hilarious, because of its child-like whimsy.
  5. 75
    Steve Carell's portrayal of Max is just about perfect for the material.
  6. 75
    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.
  7. 70
    This redux is a rare device: a TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms.
  8. As for Hathaway, she's a revelation. Those eyes are still as big as Beamer hubcaps, but she's able to show more edge than her previous goody-goody roles have allowed.
  9. 70
    Get Smart could have been smarter. But like the show that inspired it, it's still smarter than it looks.
  10. Get Smart the sitcom was a one-joke affair and got tedious fast, whereas Carell’s starry-eyed dweeb has room for nuance, for growth, for inspiration.
  11. 63
    Director Peter Segal ups the ante on the action, aiming for Bourne more than Bond, but the stunts grow frenzied and increasingly flat.
  12. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    Bright enough, but stops short of being clever.
  13. It's a light, silly instantly forgettable comedy peppered with action set-pieces and affectionate nods to its fondly remembered predecessor, including a gracious end-credits dedication to the late Don Adams and Edward Platt.
  14. 63
    Max's even more fabled shoe phone also makes an appearance - and, fortunately for Get Smart, the self-deprecating Carell isn't shoe-phoning in his inspired performance.
  15. Mixes broad slapstick and off-hand one-liners in a sometimes surprisingly funny mixture.
  16. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    The movie errs by turning Max into a figure of hangdog sympathy: "The 40 Year Old Virgin" with a shoe phone.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 246 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 98
  2. Negative: 8 out of 98
  1. Oct 17, 2011
    4
    "Get Smart" is a terrible spy copy-cat movie. It does nothing right with its crude jokes, dumb action, a not-funny steve carell, stone-cold"Get Smart" is a terrible spy copy-cat movie. It does nothing right with its crude jokes, dumb action, a not-funny steve carell, stone-cold Hathaway, and homosexuality (Dwayne Johnson)? Full Review »
  2. Feb 11, 2011
    10
    The action was better than I expected. As far as the humor goes, all the scenarios that Max gets himself into are, for the most part,The action was better than I expected. As far as the humor goes, all the scenarios that Max gets himself into are, for the most part, hilarious. Side characters supply great one-liners,too. Full Review »
  3. Jan 6, 2016
    5
    The comedy is too light for me? Or heavy? I don't know. I fell asleep too much and I didn't regret it. This movie also reminded me of JohnnyThe comedy is too light for me? Or heavy? I don't know. I fell asleep too much and I didn't regret it. This movie also reminded me of Johnny English or The Tuxedo. I mean, the concept. Two agents, man and woman, have to become a partner. However, I like the part when Agent 99 had to pass the laser trap and she did it exactly like in striptease moves. But when Max tried to copy her, a very big mouse suddenly came out of his tux. Haha, got me lol. Full Review »