‘Would you believe … ‘ a by-the-numbers comedy?

‘Would you believe … ‘ a by-the-numbers comedy?

I can hear the “Get Smart” theme in so clearly in my head as Don Adams marches past a series of impenetrable sliding metal doors.

The new comedy “Get Smart” tries to honor that spirit, but it forgets to faithfully bring the old Maxwell Smart along with it.

My Washington Times review explains┬ájust where the film adaptation got it right. I couldn’t pick a better Maxwell Smart than Steve Carell, but his interpretation of the character misses that certain something that Adams so effortlessly brought to the series.

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patrickNo Gravatar July 10, 2008 at 9:01 am

Get Smart looks okay over all, though Steve Carell seems to be veering more and more toward not so funny slapstick humor

cftotoNo Gravatar July 10, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Patrick – Carell kicked off his movie career in a big way with 40 Yr Old Virgin, but his choices have been not-so-smart since then. “Get Smart” isn’t embarrassing, but it won’t be a career high point for him.

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