I know people who are very stuck on Don Adams as the "Maxwell Smart" character and did not even want to see this version. I found it very entertaining. It had a semi-serious atmosphere but the laughs were definitely there. Enjoy it.
better that I thought, really funny in places, helped by good casting and the actors playing it straight, tone a bit odd in places, good cameos too.
Histerical. A great laugh from start to finish. Always something unexpected, high action and a good plot.
Love Steve Carell but this is not one of his better movie choices. Does not do justice to the original series. Disappointing.
The kids laughed and laughed at this movie. Great for all ages.
Wasn't sure whether it could live up to the original, but it definitely did! Anne Hathaway and Steve Carell are fantastic! Absolutely hilarious, and Hathaway is gorgeous! Surprisingly entertaining for kids and the adults! A must see!
Great fun movie to watch with the family. Didn't stay true to the original series though as Max wasn't bumbling enough in this movie.
only first half was funny - very funny. Second half not many laughs
Far more enjoyable than I thought it would be. Some very funny actors carry this film very well.
Surprisingly funny. Steve Carrell is very good.
If Get Smart had to be made into a movie - and I'm not convinced that it did - then Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway are probably the right leads for it. Good characterisations and preposterous situations made for a funny romp that we all enjoyed.
I knew what to expect with this film but the humour still took me by surprise! I don't think I've laughed so hard before. It's silly and predictable but is still a great laugh.
I didn't like this movie Not like the old Get Smart the character just wasn't there
nothing like the old get smart, boring
Mildly entertaining - good if you're not in the mood for anything too taxing. I still prefer the original Get Smart!
A better movie than I was expecting. It was a pleasant surprise
My husband said it was great, I didnt get a chance to fully watch it, he really enjoyed it though.
Excellent family viewing. Some funny moments.
Loved this movie. Worth watching for the funny bits.
I lasted about 20 minutes. Honestly, what utter drivel !!!
"How To Ruin An Iconic TV Series In 3 Easy Steps"
I think the Americans have got that genre cornered, what with Bewitched, Lost In Space, The Stepford Wives, and now this piece of nonsense.
Complete waste of time !
My hubby really enjoyed this I so did I. It was a fun film.
I thought this movie was funny. Well acted by Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway. It wasn't over the top like I thought it may have been.
Loved it as Steve Carrell did not try to fill Don Adams shoes....as if anyone could anyway! Had his own style and flair and it worked......had a blast watching this movie!
didnt finish watchingi it. Bit boring.
By calling it Get Smart, you are forced to make comparisons. Just as 007 is Sean Connery, so Get smart is Don Adams. Why not just make a different funny spy character?
I was disappointed with this film, growing up with the original TV espisodes of get smart and Steve Carrell just didn't have what it took for this role and I found him to be a completely different personality to what agent 86 was really like. It was still a good film to watch if you are into the stupid humour like such films as American Pie humour but to me I was disappointed and expected more. Not a film i would watch again.
i didnt think i'd like it, but it was great, so funny! Love Steve and Anne plays the role of 99 well...
Entertaining, though a bit like Johnny English in the sense of an older man with a quite younger leading lady. The slapstick jokes were appropriate and as some say, there was a feeling of a sequel towards the end.
Better then what I thought it would be and definately set up for a GET SMART 2 Which I would also see :)
Action, humour, all good :D An enjoyable popcorn movie :)
I loved the original series and really enjoyed this too.
not as bad as i thought - quite funny in places, mainly thanks to steve carrell..and the rock. like a modern, spoofier version of the tv show but with better reasoning as how max smart actually manages to be an agent.
Even better than I thought it would be. Watched it twice.
Nothing like the original, what a shame............
Funnier than expected - great cast helps. Steve Carrell is awesome!
not very good. Was disappointed. Didnt watch to the end.
Dont bother, weak script. Bring back Don Adams! Not one of Steve's greatest.
Ooh yeah, this was a good one. The Rock was especially funny - but no surprises here with a great all star cast. Very funny. Not much like the series, but good nonetheless.
Fantastic and hilarious from start to finish. A movie that I would watch again and again. Great for the whole family.
As an old fan of Get Smart all I can say is well done and can't wait for the sequel.
If you loved the TV series and the bumbling slapstick humour, ... you're going to be very disappointed. This was dreadful. I managed a couple of slight chuckles here and there, but its not a funny film. The character of Max in this movie is the antithesis of the character in the TV series. Yet there is still weak connections to the series ... "Sorry about that", "Missed it by that much" etc. It just doesn't work. Go and watch the TV series instead, ... it is WAY better!!!
Sweet. Delighted to see who played Hymie.
The Get Smart hmovie was funny and a good action too
L.M.A.O. FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END, which was all too soon. I hope they start a new series ... on free to air!
entertaining. better than we thought it would be.
Loved loved, loved it. Very funny and better than the t.v show. Was not expecting much out of this movie so was very pleasantly surprised.
Not as absurd as the old serie, The SMART character is also not so hopeless. I will compare this flick to Johnny English. Had a few laughs but basically it remained average. Anne Hathaway is so boring and the storyline loses its sense at a certain point. At the end I just didn't give a damn. It was more like a One Man Show than a movie. Was expecting funnier and I enjoyed Johnny English more because I knew it was going to be absurd and wasn't disappointed while GET SMART didn't deliver what the serie was about.
Make no mistake, this is not a movie length episode of the classic TV series. It was probably safer that way, as it would be hard to do justice to Don Adams take on the bumbling spy. This has some promise but then becomes just another action/comedy movie. If you treat it like that, you will probably get more out of it.
Really good. Pays tribute to the original but does not try to mimic it. Even though I loved the original series I liked this Max better than the original. He is more human and less annoying.
Great movie. My 16yr old was laughing like a drain all the way through. No offensive visuals or language and an all round funny movie.
As Alfred S has summarised this movie perfectly I will leave it at that.
Very funny. Steve Carrell is the next funny guy in town. His facial expression is wonderful, so is the script in this movie. Overall it is very entertaining movie. I laugh from the beginning to the end.
you have to be a real get smart fan. was not my cup of tea.
As a huge fan of the original TV series, I found it hard to watch this modernsed take on Get Smart. The screenplay seemed like it was written by a 8 year old, with sections of the story barely achieving contiguousness. Steve Carrell's one-dimesionsal acting skills don't give justice to this classic and pale in comparison to Don Adam's Agent 86.
This was a very funny movie, but the TV series it isn't. Steve Carell was the perfect actor for the job of Maxwell Smart and Anne Hathaway is a good Agent 99. Looking forward to the next installment since they left open for a sequel.
not as good as i thaught it would be
Yaaawwwn! Ok, I'm a boring Generation X-er, raised on the original series and I just KNEW I was going to be disappointed. The slapstick that made the original so funny was missing, althoughr Steve Carrell is a credible Max. Anne Hathaway is way too young for the role and is sotty to MAx for no apparent reason. Weird.
My tip is that if you're over 35 and remember the original, then give this a miss. If you don't know the gags and fun you're missing, then this is okay.
I thought it was brilliant. The casting of Steve Carrell as Maxwell Smart was a great decision. Anne Hathaway did well in her role as Agent 99. Overall, i hope they bring out a sequel.
Very funny and entertaining movie and the gag reel and smart takes are hilarious. Steve Carell is a very, very funny man and the other actors can't help but feed off his comedic talent. Really enjoyed and looking forward to sequel with Hymie
Quite funny. I really enjoyed it. Very entertaining.
This did well to turn a one joke TV show into a sustainable movie. You gotta love the chief having it out with the CIA and Secret Service, then going the vice president (That's it I've been wanting to do this since Nixon). Enjoyed this far more than I thought I would.
Pretty silly but more entertaining than I imagined it would be. It was fun watching for the nods to the series and Carell was surprisingly endearing as Max.
Amazing movie! They did really well to not just redo what was already done, but still have so much of the feel (and lines etc) of the original. Excellent casing! Nobody could play Max like Steve Carell. All in all very well done.
Excellent Movie!!!!!! Keeps you entertained the whole way through!! I could watch this movie a million times over and never get sick of it. A must see movie which the whole family will love.
This was absolutely terrible. I loved Steve Carell's
other movies but this was horrible! Sorry Steve......
Not nearly as good as the original TV series but still
worth a watch. You'll need to persevere though as the first half feels a bit disappointing but if you can stick with the story the second half of this movie
improves out of sight and is very entertaining.
It's a cracker. Most people will love this film. :D
I have to stay as much as i love Steve Carrell this movie is boring. The TV show is 1000 times better.
Pretty boring. I wish they hadn't done it the original series is just so funny and this wasn't. I feel sorry for kids who haven't seen the series and they think the movie is the same. Some laughs along the way.
The film's Maxwell Smart is a lot better than the TV version - however the TV version (Barbara Rush) of agent 99 is far superior to the film's. What a waste of talent is Terence Stamp - such a shame - his last great film is 'The Limey' .
My 13 yo loved this particuarly the interactive ending choices. Not the tv series of old but a very clever, more sophisticated version for the grownups.
LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!! Definately not like the TV Series... it's BETTER. Didn't really see the twist towards the end coming which is great. I hate predictable movies. Very funny movie. I even liked Steve Carell in it... and I personally think he's an idiot - but I do hate the Office so maybe that's why? Must see movie - even if you weren't a fan of the TV series.
funny as!! absolutely enjoyable movie, brings memories of the original series!
Better than I thought it would be. The only let down was 99's character who seemed to have a real chip on her shoulder through the whole movie. I think her private life was showing through. Carrell was his usual entertaining self and it was vy enjoyable.
This was hilarious! Steve Carell did a good job
Had some of the tag lines of the original TV series, with the original Siegfried in a cameo appearance, but overall a good modernisation of an old show. Loved it!!
Being a fan of the series, and remembering the series it when it first came out, I had always looked forward to the non rating times as Get Smart was often repeated, yes I am that much of a fan. So the movie, overall great. Max, and 13 were very well done. The one thing, to me that did not fit well, Siegfried, although I like Terence Stamp he did not fit the traditional role, the original was unfailingly polite, even though he was one of the bad guys. Better than the movies with the original cast.
Very funny (often laugh out loud) film with high production quality. Great performances by all and lots and lots of innuendo and cameos hinting to the original TV series.
If you do not try to compare it with the TV series, it not a bad movie. There a quite a few laughs. But once you start comparing it to the TV series you get disappointed. I enjoyed the movie and think anyone who has not seen the TV series will too.
We were not hopeful when this arrived - how could anyone emulate Don Adams? Good news, this is not a copy of the TV series. Steve Carrell's Agent 86 is an original, offset by humour from Anne Hathaway's 99. The very rare bits where the movie falls flat are due to copying lines from the TV series.
very entertaining, better than we expected it to be..
I was dubious of this at first, but found it to be a very witty and funny comedy, probably even better that the TV series. I thouroughly enjoyed it.
Truly awful. Somehow they managed to get the comedic timing all wrong.
Found it pretty boring actually. Didn't expect much of it and even then it was worse than I thought it would be.
Funniest PG movie I've ever seen. Actually... it's one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Definitely a movie worth watching. Highly recommended!
I came in with low expectations of the movie, based on media reviews, however I wa pleasantly suprised. As a fan of the TV show I appreciated the references to the old locations (cue opening and closing scenes) and catch phrases. However, the movie had some modern twists - for example an empowered and take charge 99, upfront about the fact she is competent and saves Max's ass. But he grows through the movie, and is far more competent than the Adams' Smart, with an interesting back story. Best of all are the scenes involving the VP and President: clearly referencing Chaney and Bush, and the scene that pays tribute to Dr Strangelove. See it as homage rather than remake of the original TV series, and appreciate the movie and political references
Great movie ! Although I was brought up on Agent 86
This movie didn't have the same humourous spark of the original TV series. Steve Carell's Maxwell Smart was more like a 007 agent than a mishappen one. They brought back the modern, reliable equivalent of the "Cone Of Silence" and the villian of Siegfried.
Great family movie. We all stopped to watch the antics of 86 and 99 one more time and we loved it. Plenty of familiar catch line and props for those who remember the origional but a fresh new story as well.
He's not Austin Powers. He's not Inspector Clouseau. That the producers managed to differentiate the character of Maxwell Smart from all the other comedic spies - including Bond - makes this a winner. Bring on the sequel.
Get Smart has got two WWE superstars in the cast, The rock (Dwayne Johnson) and The Great Khali (Dalip Singh). Get smart is basically a WWE export.
Much better than I expected. It took a bit to get used to the new Maxwell Smart. No slapstick here. Entertaining to watch.
I was afraid it wouldn't be very funny after all the talk about it - but it did very well - we loved it!
It was so much funnier than I thought it wold be. Steve Carrell was a perfect Maxwell Smart! The chief was my highlight, he had so many funny lines. Loved it!
Those expecting a movie version of the TV series will probably be disappointed but overall this a great comedy. Steve Carrell's Agent 86 is not the repetitive slapstick silly TV agent we grew up with. He is in many ways better. All the actors do a credible job in this one and there's obviously a sequel on its way as Hymie only appears in the last few frames of the movie.