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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.
Read More | 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.
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
August 13, 2010
Time to retire OSS 117's license to kill before any more innocent people suffer.
Read More | Original Score: C-
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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.
Read More | 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
Nick Schager
Paste Magazine
June 17, 2010
Can't overcome the fact that it's sending up a 007 series that -- with the exception of 2006's superb Casino Royale -- already plays like a parody of itself.
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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.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 17, 2010
By sacrificing the knowing anachronisms of its predecessor, Lost in Rio also sacrifices most of its wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
June 11, 2010
Sequelitis is apparently not purely an American phenomenon.
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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
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