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3.0 out of 5 stars Funny Spy Spoof, 4 Nov. 2009
This review is from: Get Smart [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
Get Smart is a spy spoof very much in the vein of an Americanised Johnny English. Steve Carrell plays Agent 86, a desk agent who is thrown into the field when headquarters is attacked by KAOS, an evil terrorist organisation. Anne Hathaway partners him as Agent 99 as they try to save the world.

It is a fun to watch and well put together comedy and never taxes the brain too hard, though it ultimately feels a little repetitive as Steve Carrell effectively plays the same character as all his previous films. The other actors, especially Alan Arkin and Bill Murray look like they had a great time playing their parts; and Anne Hathaway puts in yet another great performance showing how diverse her acting talents are.
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Initial post: 3 Jul 2011 19:38:31 BDT
J Bate says:
You do realise this film is based on an original tv series form the states? Johhny english is more an English version of the Get Smart idea

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2011 09:02:28 BDT
Yes, I agree that Johnny English takes a lot from the original Get Smart.

At the time of writing my review, I took the view that very few people in the UK would have seen the original series (along with its age, it wasn't available on DVD at the time), so that it would make more sense for me to relate it to Johnny English as that would help people reading the review more.
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