“Get Smart” has its moments. Steve Carrell is very good as Maxwell Smart, without impersonating Don Adams (except in a few “missed it by that much” scenes). In one scene he is telling an enemy that the place is surrounded by the good guys and when the bad guy doesn’t believe it, he quips, “Would you believe Chuck Norris and a b b gun?”
Anne Hathaway as Agent 99 also turns in a strong performance and it’s the two of them that make the sometimes inane plot work. There is a lot of fast-paced action, explosions, fights and one liners. However, as a film for the family, it falls short as there are a lot of sexual innuendos, several uses of strong language, and a brief scene of rear male nudity. This is not one for the kiddies, so get smart and take them to see something more family-friendly, like “Kung Fu Panda”.