Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) is on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS. When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency Control is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief (Alan Arkin) has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreamt of working in the field alongside stalwart superstar Agent 23 (Dwayne Johnson). Smart is partnered instead with the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway). Given little field experience and even less time, Smart--armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm--must thwart the doomsday plans of KAOS head Siegfried (Terance Stamp).
REVIEW: Would you
believe Chuck Norris and a BB gun? That is just one of the
countless funny lines in this delightful comedy. But this
movie is more than just a comedy. It is a well done blend of
action and comedy to make it that much more entertaining.
When I first saw a preview for this movie and found out that
Steve Carell was playing the part of Maxwell Smart, I was
sold. The lead role could not have been more appropriately
cast and he nails it. The surrounding cast is not too shabby
either with Anne Hathaway as Agent 99, Dwayne Johnson as
Agent 23, Alan Arkin as the Chief, and Terence Stamp as
Siegfried of KAOS among others. Each of them does justice to
their role. By the way, its official, Anne is HOT. If you
see the movie youíll know what I mean. You might think that
Anne and Steve would not pair up too well and I also had my
doubts but after seeing the film I can say that there was
decent chemistry between them. Iím not talking Roberts/Gere,
Ryan/Hanks, or even Jolie/Pitt, but not too bad nonetheless.
This movie was really fun to watch. It ties in pretty well
with the TV series and adds some of its own flavor. From the
theme music to the opening/closing of multiple doors to the
infamous catchphrases, for the most part it stays true to
the show. The storyline was pretty good too. Nothing too
elaborate or complicated but not overly simplified either.
It was just enough to keep you intrigued in between the
laughs. Well, Iíve got to admit that the visuals also helped
keep the intrigue. They were all over the place from L.A. to
Moscow and the various costumes were sharp and appropriate.
Director Peter Segal (The Longest Yard, 50 First Dates,
Anger Management) has done it again with another masterful
work that does more than just make you laugh. In this case
you get a nice dose of action to accompany the rolling on
the floor laughter. Once again my brother almost choked from
laughing so hard (he had to consciously control himself from
laughing too hard before he got to the point of not
breathing) and I cried multiple times. If you are stuck
trying to choose between the two comedies coming out in
theaters this week, I strongly recommend this one.
Review By Cine Marcos
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I was a big fan of the TV
series, so naturally I had to go see
this movie. Little did I know that it
would have me laughing to the point that
I could barely contain myself. Steve
Carell is perfect and very funny.
When I first saw the clip
I was counting the days till I could see
it, it wasn't what i expected but still
very funny. Steve Carell had me laughing
so hard I was embarassed to get out of
my seat when the film ended.
Get Smart was a great movie and very funny. It went along with the TV
version very well and a lot of the lines in the movie came from the
original TV show. My two sons, 11 and 13 loved the show. A couple of
inappropriate gestures and language remarks but it is difficult not to
have that in a movie today. 4 stars out of 5. Well worth seeing!!!
it was great a nd Steve Carell is the perfect part for it. i
haven't seen the tv series but it was great go and see it if you are reading the
review. it's worth the money.
This movie does not know whether it is Mr Bean or James Bond. It
has lost some of the essences that characterised the TV series.
In the 2008 version of Get Smart, Max Smart agent 86 is very competent most of
the time. Ocasionally becomming incompetent in a Mr Bean kind of way. Gone is
the success of the TV series where his incompetemce was omni present and his
sucesses stemed from accediental series of incompetent events leading to a
Also the sexual tension does not really work. In fact there is not much. There
is also a fair bit of gutter stuff. Look up short torn dresses. Ok I like to do
that too but you dont discuss it.
An enjoyable movie but only fair in my oppinion.
im so happy becase the movie soooooo good the funniseft movie of
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