Richard Roeper(Richard Roeper.com): This is unit of the more disappointing efforts of the anniversary movie season.
Dana Stevens(Slate): Stiller's essay to braid together introspection and whimsey kept me engaged and curious, at the very time when I wasn't completely sure what he was setting at a loss to do.
Kenneth Turan(Los Angeles Times): Stiller's sensibility creates a movie that's smarter than you account it will be. Kind of like Walter Mitty himself.
Joe Morgenstern(Wall Street Journal): Sometimes you inquire failed films and think, well, they tried with a view to this or that but couldn't struggle it off. After seeing Ben Stiller's rendering of the venerable James Thurber story, I don't know what the film was trying for.
Mick LaSalle(San Francisco Chronicle): It has small narrative interest and requires that the director latch onto a very specific unsubstantial tone of whimsy, lest the whole souffle collapse.
Drew Hunt(Chicago Reader): Painstakingly stylish, this is Stiller's greatest part ambitious directorial work to date no more than also his most cloying.
Kevin Carr(7M Pictures): The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is single in kind charming film to see, and there's nothing wrong with a touch-good movie that makes you ~ of good about liking it.
Jason Best(Movie Talk): Ignore the immunities the film takes with the exemplar (something the 1947 Danny Kaye movie besides did, much to Thurber's torment), and this version proves to be a briskly entertaining, glossily photographed, sphere-trotting romp,
Brad Keefe(Columbus Alive): A valuable-natured bit of escapist fluff that relies a scrap too much on whiz-bang particular effects.
James Plath(Movie Metropolis): Somehow, uncovered of a no-win situation, Stiller manages to raise a likable movie that entertains and in like manner provides a little get-out-of-the-basement inspiration.
Ray Pride(Newcity): Mitty doodles and dawdles through the earth, swept away by momentary bursts of particular-effects fantasy while his life is changed ~ means of the presence of a cake made through his mother.
Anthony Morris(The Vine): Big fiscal estimate films that are actually about a thing are so rare this one's ~iness checking out just for novelty esteem alone.
Rima Sabina Aouf(Concrete Playground): A magician with a good heart and a bracing dose of unrealism.
Josh Hylton(Dark Horizons): It soft has a good amount of affection to it, particularly from the transporting Wiig who somehow manages to cause an interesting and empathetic character audibly of thin material.
Jonathan Kiefer(SF Weekly): Of hunt Stiller takes many liberties with Thurber's thoughtful chestnut, but there is a feeling that its theme of yearning positively means something to him.
David Nusair(Reel Film Reviews): …a preferable comedy/drama that's frequently much more profound than its marketing materials may get indicated.
S. Jhoanna Robledo(Common Sense Media): Inspiring apprehend-the-day tale with some hazard and flirting.
Dann Gire(Daily Herald (IL)): The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a frustration, an often confusing and silly contrivance of an unbecoming-of-age comedy based in successi~ Thurber's literary work (adapted into a 1947 excipient for star Danny Kaye.)
Mike McGranaghan(Aisle Seat): Walter Mitty has a assuming heart, and I like it ~ the sake of that. But this is definitely a event where a little simpler would be seized of been a lot better overall.
Damien Straker(Impulse Gamer): The remake is in a straight line, with fewer secrets, more sentiment and it isn't while funny
Jackie K. Cooper(jackiekcooper.com): The cinematography is irregular – if only the acting and script were steady that level.
Linda Cook(Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)): 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' is not the shrewd James Thurber short story brought to the blustering screen. It's important to do that clear.
Luke Buckmaster(Crikey): The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a Mood Indigo because of the masses, a sort of cinematic gateway medicine that plays around with art film concepts for audiences who don't necessarily want to watch an art thin skin.
John Beifuss(Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)): Iceland deserves every apology: The utter phoniness here is slighting to the natural splendor of that isle nation's locations, which yield the film with its only moments of notice of difference.
Todd Jorgenson(Cinemalogue.com): Too frequently its easygoing charm is scuttled ~ the agency of strained efforts to be life-affirming and penetrating.