The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2014) Movie Review | 7 Critic Reviews | Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig


Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn, Terence Bernie Hines, Adam Scott, Paul Fitzgerald, Adrian Martinez, Shirley MacLaine, Gary Wilmes

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Posterdirection:

Ben Stiller


James Thurber


Steve Conrad



Stuart Dryburgh


Theodore Shapiro

produced by:

Stuart Cornfeld, Ben Stiller, John Goldwyn, Samuel Goldwyn Jr.




weird aggregate rating 5.5/10Comedy, Drama

release date:

3-January-2014 (India)
run time:
114 Minutes
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) on IMDb


Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)
  •  Times of India -Reagan Gavin Rasquinha Rating-8
The timid Walter tracks down a co-worker he fancies called Cheryl (Wiig) on a social network, and when that route proves unfruitful, he contacts the site's admin, Todd Maher (Oswalt) to help him out. Todd urges Walter to engage Cheryl in real life. And while he pursues that, other events lead to LIFE going under the hammer.
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  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-4
As the film starts Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) imagines himself charming co-worker Cheryl (Kristen Wiig) by leaping off of train platforms to save her puppy from a burning building. Mitty is a daydreamer in this traditional feel good movie. He works at Life magazine as a "negative asset manager." His redundant job is in trouble as the company is being downsized.
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  •  Book My Show -Aubrey D'Souza Rating-6
The movie title is a little misleading, isn’t it? What is The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty? Before you start searching, here is a little bit of information for you. The plot is based on a short story written by James Thurber in 1939. With a modern take on the subject, we are shown Walter Mitty, played by Ben Stiller.
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-4
To understand why Ben Stiller would be interested in adapting the 1939 short story 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty', you only have to watch that episode of Ricky Gervais' BBC sitcom Extras, in which Stiller, playing himself, sportingly sends up his image as a conceited, self-aggrandizing star-director.
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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-5
Ben Stiller in a movie directed by Ben Stiller. The sound of such an idea sounds extremely fresh and interesting. Unfortunately Stiller's directorial venture winds up as a confusing concoction of strange writing and even stranger characters. The storyline oscillates between reality and imagination
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  •  Indian Express -Shalini Langer Rating-4
James Thurber wrote the short story on which this film is based back in 1939, it has been filmed once in 1947 and has made it to screen again after several failed attempts. You wonder why. If the long-enduring appeal of an ordinary guy who daydreams about fantastical events happening to him
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  •  Deccan Herald -Preetha Jennifer Sebastian Rating-8
Sometimes daydreams become a primary source of comfort and solace. Especially when faced with a threat, like talking to someone attractive or speaking to your boss who is trying to lay you off.Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller), for 16 years, has worked a corporate job as a negative assets manager
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2014)
5.5 out of 10
based on
7 reviews.