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By Ellie Genower Anne Hathaway might look as pretty as a picture but she's made of stern stuff. The perky brunette didn't flinch when it came to performing action scenes wearing a tight dress and a pair of killer heels in new spoof comedy movie Get Smart.
By The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jun.
By Jesse B. Gill As a kid, when my friends were all watching "The Simpsons" or "Married With Children" before they went to bed, my sister and I watched "Get Smart" on Nick at Nite.
By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun Jun. 20--(C+) Steve Carell has always been a master of implosion.
By Donald Munro, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jun. 20--Shoe phone joke? Check. Cone of silence joke? Check. The always competent Agent 99 rolling her eyes at the bumbling (but always lucky) Maxwell Smart as he once again outwits the KAOS agents? Check.
By Jeff Vice Deseret News GET SMART -- ** -- Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin; rated PG-13 (violence, vulgarity, profanity, drugs, slurs, brief partial nudity) To really do its source material justice, "Get Smart" needed to get a whole lot smarter.
It's no mystery: The casting of Steve Carell as Maxwell Smart pulled together all the dangling threads of the long-awaited Get Smart, Warner Bros.' not-quite-a-remake of the '60s TV spy comedy, which opens today. "I turned the project down several times over the years," said director Peter Segal.
By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 20--The people who made Get Smart took their own title's advice. And they got a better movie out of doing so. In the classic TV series, secret agent Maxwell Smart was a dope. He caused constant problems. He annoyed his boss.
Get Smart (**1/2 out of four) is bright enough, but stops short of being clever.
By SANDY COHEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The shoe phone on TV's "Get Smart" wasn't just a sneaky spy gadget; it was a technological marvel: a wireless, portable telephone that could be used anywhere though it did require a dime to make a call.
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