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  • Summary: When the headquarters of secret U.S. spy agency CONTROL is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreamt of working in the field alongside his idol, stalwart superstar Agent 23. Smart is partnered instead with the only other agent whose identity has not been compromised: the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99. As Smart and 99 get closer to unraveling KAOS' master plan--and each other--they discover that key KAOS operative Siegfried and his sidekick, Shtarker, are scheming to cash in with their network of terror. With no field experience and little time, Smart--armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm--must defeat KAOS if he is to save the day. (Warner Bros. Studios) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  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. 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.
  3. 70
    This redux is a rare device: a TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms.
  4. 58
    For the most part it's dull, bland and unsatisfying: a food-court version of home cooking.
  5. All that's missing is the spirit and the anarchic humor of the sitcom created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. The result is an overdressed, carefully stitched scarecrow of a comedy.
  6. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    50
    Helmer Peter Segal's formulaic takeoff is neither fish nor fowl, not quite faithful to the show, but not quite bringing it into the 21st century either.
  7. Remaking Get Smart for the big screen might have sounded like a bad idea, but the movie shows it to have been something else: a REALLY bad idea.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 90
  2. Negative: 8 out of 90
  1. 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, hilarious. Side characters supply great one-liners,too. Expand
  2. HMW
    Mar 8, 2012
    9
    This movie had everything, action, mystery, and nonstop comedy. All the actors worked well together and were great spies! Steve and Anne worked well together as well as th rest of the cast. Highly recommended! Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2013
    9
    A silly movie with nice visuals and an atmosphere that is harmless. It is extremely fun to watch, and all the characters are just like he TV show in the 60's. Steve Carrel is perfect for the role, and many scenes are hilarious as he uses some classic Maxwell Smart catchphrases. Expand
  4. Apr 11, 2012
    5
    Difficile de ne pas comparer Max la Menace à son homologue britannique Johnny English, tant les deux font sans l'ombre d'un doute la paire! Deux agents secrets novices qui se vantent, sans pour autant arrêter la déferlante de gags. Tout cela pour nous divertir! Et il fallait admettre que cela marchait avec English. Avec Max la Menace, c'est pareil! A la différence que l'on sent ici le produit américain, qui n'hésite pas à user d'un humour parfois pipi caca (et en dessous de la ceinture) qui ne rate pourtant rarement son objectif, et qui possède un côté plus spectaculaire question action (la poursuite finale). Bref, amusant et distrayant. Expand
  5. Jul 18, 2012
    5
    I was in need of a laugh so I decided to watch Get Smart and to be honest I didn
  6. Aug 27, 2010
    4
    The set up is perfect, but for being an almost two hour film, the laughs are pretty sparse, and Steve Carell seems to be sleepwalking through his role. Expand

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