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Get Smart

None June 26th, 2008



Reviewer's grade: A

Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell, TV's "The Office") is an analyst for CONTROL, a secret U.S. spy organization. Smart wants to be promoted to field work as an agent, but the Chief (Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine") says no dice. But after CONTROL is attacked Smart gets his chance.

He's teamed with Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway, "The Devil Wears Prada"), who thinks he's a moron. Together they travel to Russia and get the skinny on KAOS, CONTROL's acronym-Twinkie and nemesis organization.

Based on the original TV series co-created and written by Mel Brooks, "Get Smart" manages to incorporate much of Brook's cerebral silliness and goofy physical comedy in equal measure, creating a thoroughly entertaining balance.

Carell, Hathaway, Arkin and a large supporting cast meld into a near-perfect comedy machine, bringing a tight, funny script to life without overburdening it with their own cleverness. PG-13

 "”Mike Robertson

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