Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
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, 12.24.2013
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, 12.25.2013
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, 12.25.2013
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, 12.25.2013