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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  PG HD Closed Captioning

Ben Stiller

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Plot Summary

A moment comes when you stop dreaming, start living and discover your destiny. For day dreamer Walter Mitty, that time is now. When his job, along with that of his coworker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action and embarks on an incredible journey. Ben Stiller directs and co-stars in this inspiring story about an ordinary man who leaps into the extraordinary adventure that is life.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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  • Reviews Counted: 177
  • Fresh: 89
  • Rotten: 88
  • Average Rating: 6.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Our identification gives way to envy, and [Mitty] is another one of those enchanted people the rest of us can only dream of becoming. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Dec 24, 2013

Fresh: While stunning sequences show him skateboarding away from an erupting volcano and fighting off a great white shark, the character never becomes more than a fuzzy conceit. – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, Dec 26, 2013

Fresh: Stiller's sensibility creates a movie that's smarter than you think it will be. Kind of like Walter Mitty himself. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Dec 26, 2013

Rotten: It has little narrative interest and requires that the director latch onto a very specific airy tone of whimsy, lest the whole souffle collapse. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec 26, 2013

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Customer Reviews

A must see

I went into this thinking it was going to be some goofy comedy, and man was I mistaken! The comedy is there, no doubt, but I found this movie moving me to tears at points. It is an absolutely gorgeous movie; the camera work astounding and the characters all interesting in their own way. It has easily become one of my favorite movies!

So inspiring

Don't listen to the critics, this movie is something special. I went into the theatre with high hopes, and I came out with a light and happy heart. "Walter Mitty" shows us that it's okay to dream, it's okay to wish things were better, but when it comes down to it, you have to live your life. If you're looking for an action/adventure or a stunning drama or even a hilarious comedy, you're in the wrong place. While this movie has elements of each, it's not any of them, it's just nice. We need nice movies once and a while. This movie is as nice as it gets.

Fantastic!

For whatever reason, most of the reviews I've seen have not been great. I am baffled as to why. This movie is a gem among movies. Ben Stiller took an old comedy and breathed life into it as a darker, yet awe-inspiring film. And he is incredible in it, If you don't like Ben Stiller movies normally, you must watch this one. This is hands down the best movie I've seen all year.