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08/10/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Missed it by, That Much!

Get Smart was a TV show from the 60's. The show was a spoof of all the spy movies and TV shows around that time, and that's pretty much what THIS movie was. Starring Steve Carell as Max Smart and Anne Hathaway as Agent 99. The two are hilarious, but they don't exactly have the best chemistry. I think it's the age difference. I am a big fan of "The Office" and Steve Carell, but Steve seems to be stuck in Michael Scott mode. Max and Michael are very similar characters. But overall, Get Smart was an O.K. movie. Not Great, but at the same time not too bad. And you gotta love that Bill Murray Cameo. Probably the funniest scene in the whole movie! So it's a pretty funny movie. I'm not telling you to go to your nearest Best Buy and get it IMMEDIATELY, but if you see it on TV check it out.


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03/21/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The movie misses greatness by "that much".

The slick new version of the 1960's classic television spy comedy 'Get Smart' is one of the better tv to film adaptions to come along in recent years. It's somewhat faithful to the original show and modernizes the premise without mocking it. You can enjoy it even if you've never seen tv series. Also the best of all - it's funny with many laugh-out-loud jokes and succeeds at being an action thriller, with many engaging stunt/adventure pieces.

Steve Carell,rebounding from 2007's box office dud 'Evan Almighty' and reminding us of the '40-year-old Vigrin' we fell in love with. Carell is a master with awkard characters (he shows us this week after week on 'The Office'), as Maxwell Smart he proves to be a perfect fit for his skills. Or maybe he's just so good that he can make ANY character ...

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08/28/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Pretty Smart, Great Cast

I think this film pretty much got everything right. It could have been a little less silly at times to make room for some character development but as an action-comedy picture, it’s well-done. Steve Carell makes me laugh every time he’s on screen. He could be just standing in one spot and not doing anything yet he never fails to make me laugh. Imagine him actually doing something funny; I’d be on the floor rolling with laughter. Anne Hathaway, too, did a really good job because she provided some sort of seriousness and much-needed girl power. It would have been nice to see a female nemesis for Hathaway to fight, though. I’m actually surprised by the balance of action and comedy. Some scenes that stood out for me were a combination of both genres: the bathroom in the plane, the dance duel,...

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07/15/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Not Perfect, but suprisingly Smart

Usually, TV on the big screen does not work. To those who do not believe me, some examples of "big screen TV" that does not work include the live action Flintstones movies (especially "Viva Rock Vegas" with Mark Addy), or 1996's Mr. Magoo. On the other hand, "big screen TV" that worked surprisingly well include Firefly (from "Serenity"), and especially the 1993 Best Picture nominee "The Fugitive" with Harrison Ford (a.k.a Indiana Jones, Han Solo, you get the idea). The next TV adaptation to hit the big screen is the 1965 Mel Brooks comedy, Get Smart. While it isn't exactly on par with "The Fugitive", its far, FAR better than "The Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas".

The plot involves Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) the top analyst for secret organization, CONTROL. He has big dreams on becoming ...

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07/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Practice what you preach ("Get Smart")

At some point during "Get Smart", the tone shifted from a so-so comedy spoof to a pretty exciting action thriller. From that point forward, I can say I really enjoyed it.

But getting there was a little tedious. Steve Carrell's office-mate Rainn Wilson walks the line between physical comedy and actual character development much better in his summer movie, "The Rocker". Actually, I think someone in this production tried too hard to give Carrell a backstory. In a movie like "Get Smart", I don't think the audience really cares about the hero's childhood; they'd rather see more slapstick and cool gadgets.

I don't really remember the original TV series, but the movie doesn't seem to carry a tone that would remain consistent with it. Instead of a favorite show from television's glory ...

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06/23/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Tanam tanaaam.......Tananaaaam

It was really so much funnier than I've expected it would be. Though the laughs did not go full steam until about twenty minutes into the movie. Steve Carell is doing yet another stereo-type character but proving everybody wrong through his comedic timing and slapstick antics. I was literally caught off guard and wasn't expecting to laugh so hard because the beginning was a little corny and predictable. Well I'm quite speechless now when everything was said and done. The ensemble cast was really the key in making the whole thing bind together. Plus good old Steve Carell did absolutely outstanding job making his character likeable. Although there are a lot of one liners thrown and one would think a lot of those jokes did not bring that big of an impact. You only needed to be patient and wa...

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