GET SMART (2008) GO! 6.30PM, PG, COM­EDY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

In the film ver­sion of the clas­sic ’60s com­edy se­ries, Steve Carell slips on the phone-equipped shoes of Don Adams as Agent 86 – the CON­TROL-de­ployed, id­i­otic spy strug­gling to keep the world safe from the evil KAOS, though not with­out a great deal of help from his trusty part­ner 99 (Anne Hath­away). It’s ob­vi­ous that ev­ery­one in­volved – in­clud­ing Dwayne John­son, Bill Mur­ray, Alan Arkin and Ter­ence Stamp – has a tongue firmly in cheek and is not afraid of a lit­tle self-dep­re­ca­tion. With some qual­ity ac­tion se­quences and more gad­gets than you can poke an um­brella gun at, there’s never a dull mo­ment amid the slap­stick. ★★★ any­thing and any­one stupid enough to in­ter­vene. A stel­lar cast in­clud­ing Jack Ni­chol­son, Pierce Bros­nan, Michael J. Fox, Rod Steiger, An­nette Ben­ing and Natalie Port­man take plea­sure in tak­ing the mickey out of them­selves. Out of this world. ★★★★

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