Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie errs by turning Max into a figure of hangdog sympathy: "The 40 Year Old Virgin" with a shoe phone.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Director Peter Segal ups the ante on the action, aiming for Bourne more than Bond, but the stunts grow frenzied and increasingly flat.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Bright enough, but stops short of being clever.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
This is a slap-dash effort whose producers threw money and stunts onscreen instead of the satirical gags and one-liners that made the old spy spoof so memorable.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
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.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While the whole cast -- including Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson -- is game, too much time was spent coordinating chase scenes and explosions, and too little fixing a slack script that relies on bathroom humor and snickering sex jokes.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Rather than the laugh a minute promised by old comedies, Get Smart generates approximately one laugh per hour, and I can't remember either one.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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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54 out of 100
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