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

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August 5, 2019
Less cohesive and less funny than its predecessor, completely lacking the creative spark that made Cairo, Nest of Spies such a riotous joy.
August 9, 2018
It looks like this '60s spy spoof series has already lost its mojo.
February 25, 2011
What makes Lost in Rio more entertaining than it should be is the few elements of misappropriated nostalgia that rise above the rest of the film's lunk-headed posturing thanks to good comic timing.
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.
September 10, 2010
Laugh-out-loud funny.
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.
August 13, 2010
Time to retire OSS 117's license to kill before any more innocent people suffer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 17, 2010
By sacrificing the knowing anachronisms of its predecessor, Lost in Rio also sacrifices most of its wit.
June 11, 2010
Sequelitis is apparently not purely an American phenomenon.
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.
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.
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?
May 20, 2010
A reasonably pleasant surprise.
May 20, 2010
It's larky, snarky fun.
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.
May 16, 2010
...a truly funny spy spoof that delivers its comedy goods and pokes fun at everything and anything, especially OSS-117.
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