• Released
  • December 25, 2013
  • PG , 1 hr 54 min
  • Comedy
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 6,826 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A man (Ben Stiller) escapes his monotonous life by inhabiting a world of exciting daydreams.

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Critic Ratings

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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The story Stiller tells manages to float in a most peculiar, satisfying way.
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80

Total Film

By Paul Bradshaw
Like most daydreams, The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty is funny, sad, weird and corny all at once – and you’ll probably only remember the...
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80

Empire

By Olly Richards
As a director, this feels like Stiller’s moment. Mitty is a film that bravely rejects cynicism. In many ways, it’s the new Forrest Gump. Go...
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Shirley MacLaine pops up as Walter’s ever-forgiving mother, and Wigg kills in an elevating sequence in which she sings David Bowie’s Space...
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s a charming, whimsical and ever-so-slight film, a bit of an over-reach but pleasant enough, even when it falls short.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The momentum Stiller has built up - his character's globe-trotting derring-do, the care and consideration on display in his directing -...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The most enjoyable parts of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty are his fantasies, such as one in which he stands up to his boss in a way he...
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60

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Rather than channeling James Thurber’s satirical tone, Stiller plays it mostly earnest, spinning what feels like a feature-length “Just Do...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
By trying to combine fantasy and romance with goofy humor, globe-trotting adventure and feel-good inspiration, Stiller has made Mitty a...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
This is an ambitious and sometimes effective but wildly uneven adventure that plays like one extended ego trip for Stiller. It feels like a...
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Very delightful

By mckaig.donald
Ben Stiler does a great job in the leading role walking us through the movie. As for the movie itself, like most day dreams it's funny sad and wierd all at the same time and it probably would have...

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty ... Best Kept Secret this year!

By ferrantia
Was really surprised at how much this movie spoke to me. From the movie's message of rediscovering who you are, and who you've been afraid to be, to the breathtaking landscapes, locations and...

unexpectedly delightful

By kmoazzemi
I was never bug fan of ben stiller but after seeing this movie I changed my mind. it was a nice movie with deep conversions and stuning scenes....

Good

By clkmd
Best part is the beautiful places Mitty goes to...

started out great but quickly got boring

By amelvin71
at first the movie was spectacular with fabulous imagination and character. only for it all to stop as soon as he stopped day dreaming. after that I got irritated and wanted to walk out because it...

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Rated PG | For Language, Action Violence and Some Crude Comments
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Inspiring seize-the-day tale with some peril and flirting.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF