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OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus (Lost in Rio) Reviews

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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All this is mighty silly, but there's something to be said for watching a French movie that, for a change, isn't about l'amour, existential angst, or madness.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B-

January 3, 2011
James Plath

Laugh-out-loud funny.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

September 10, 2010
Sean Axmaker

... when all else fails, [Jean] Dujardin's smug grin and oblivious conviction in his every knee-jerk prejudice makes the character work.

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September 4, 2010
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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The tenor, tone and immaculately lampooned art direction often make up for shtick that gradually grows thin in the belly-laugh department.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 1, 2010
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Stupid, racist, sexist and yet weirdly lovable, bumbling detective Hubert de la Bath is back in O.S.S. 117: Lost in Rio.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

June 25, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's generally friendly and enjoyable, but it sags a bit.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 24, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Strutting around like a rooster in a thin-lapeled suit, 117 isn't much different from other comic Bond figures, but the movies find a fresh and exceedingly rich vein of comedy in his airy sexism, racism, and colonialism.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 17, 2010
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The story is lame and the action is flaccid, but as Hubert would be the first to tell you, the French have a word for those who can't take a joke: c'est la vie.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 10, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I sort of liked the 2006 film, and I sort of like this one, too. I may like it a little more, because Dujardin grows on you.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 10, 2010
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A Berretta that is a few shots short of a full clip, Michel Hazanavicius' lightning jabs at the spy super-hero fantasy are disjointed. Too little, too late?

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 7/10

May 27, 2010
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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A reasonably pleasant surprise.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2010
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's larky, snarky fun.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2010
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix

Dujardin has flawless comic timing as the hero who may stumble but -- with the arch of an eyebrow and a flash of a grin -- always rises to the defense of the République.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2010
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...a truly funny spy spoof that delivers its comedy goods and pokes fun at everything and anything, especially OSS-117.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

May 16, 2010
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

..hands down the funniest movie of the year to date

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

May 13, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The part is tricky, but Jean Dujardin does it well, greeting every woman with a cocky Jean-Paul Belmondo smile, and every foreign disaster with calm. Thank heavens France is here to help!

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2010
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Director Michel Hazanavicius loves his sublimely naive bigot, and so do we

Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Original Score: B+

May 10, 2010
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Hilarious, often silly French hit is the latest in a franchise that spoofs the James Bond brand, in the spirit of "Get Smart" and the Pink Panther films. The Yank audience is out there, but can it be uncovered?

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

May 10, 2010
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

A winning spoof of the earlier 007 films...liberally peppered with funny bon mots and character bits.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: B

May 7, 2010
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A very funny French comedy of a variety that usually doesn't make its way here.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 7, 2010
Leonard Maltin
March 10, 2012
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