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

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
January 3, 2011
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 | Original Score: B-
James Plath
Reel.com
September 10, 2010
Laugh-out-loud funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
September 4, 2010
... 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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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
July 1, 2010
The tenor, tone and immaculately lampooned art direction often make up for shtick that gradually grows thin in the belly-laugh department.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 25, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 24, 2010
It's generally friendly and enjoyable, but it sags a bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
June 17, 2010
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.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 10, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 10, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
May 27, 2010
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 | Original Score: 7/10
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
May 20, 2010
A reasonably pleasant surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 20, 2010
It's larky, snarky fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
May 20, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 16, 2010
...a truly funny spy spoof that delivers its comedy goods and pokes fun at everything and anything, especially OSS-117.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 13, 2010
..hands down the funniest movie of the year to date
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 13, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
May 10, 2010
Director Michel Hazanavicius loves his sublimely naive bigot, and so do we
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
May 10, 2010
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?
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
May 7, 2010
A winning spoof of the earlier 007 films...liberally peppered with funny bon mots and character bits.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 7, 2010
A very funny French comedy of a variety that usually doesn't make its way here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
March 10, 2012
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