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

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Mike Hale
New York Times
May 7, 2010
Mr. Dujardin, a skilled comedian, deftly embodies the spy's combination of cluelessness and condescension, but it's an act that eventually wears thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
May 4, 2010
Lost in Rio wins giggles only when rubbing its spy milieu up against sheer randomness, but the sight of Dujardin's self-absorbed mug carving up a rubber crocodile for survivalist sustenance can only do so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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.
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
January 15, 2010
It's puerile slapstick for the most part, energetically performed and shot in period style (splitscreen effects, garish decor) - but nobody will mistake it for a milestone in spoof.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
May 5, 2010
This is like a subpar Naked Gun feature cooked up by Eisenstein and Godard during a drug-addled lost weekend. Where's Leslie Nielsen when you need him?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shawn Levy
August 13, 2010
Time to retire OSS 117's license to kill before any more innocent people suffer.
| Original Score: C-
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 15, 2010
There are good riffs about how to track down Nazis in Brazil, and Dujardin trying to spit-roast a crocodile is good value. But it's too often crass and laboured, this time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Harvey S. Karten
April 29, 2010
What's really lost in Rio is the participants' sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 7, 2010
I don't know about you, but I look to French films for stylish love stories and potent social dramas. I definitely don't look to Gallic movies for slapstick comedy, a genre at which the French are especially bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Prudence Ivey
Little White Lies
January 15, 2010
The gags are packed in tight and are a satisfying mix of those you can see coming from far over the horizon and those that jump out to surprise, although there are few real laugh-out-loud moments.
Ben Machell
Times (UK)
January 15, 2010
Not only is it funny, it looks and feels fantastic, thanks to its duplication of the breezily kitsch cinematography and direction of Sixties spy flicks, right down to the Technicolor wash.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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
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
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2010
I don't know that we actually need Agent OSS 117, but the world is a slightly better place with him around. And the film itself is a harmless trifle -- make that truffle, chocolate of course.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
May 4, 2010
Spouting enough racist and anti-Semitic platitudes to incite unrest across the planet, this knockoff Bond's sheer delight is sorting out sinister political grossout swipes and brutal historical truths, from all the just plain silly fun.
Cole Smithey
May 2, 2010
Bolstering its rejuvenation of the '60s French spy spoof franchise, this sequel to "OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies" (2006) walks a fine line of non-politically correct comedy that grabs precarious laughs just before the gags hit the floor.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
January 15, 2010
An amiable, Mel Brooks-style spoof that mercilessly satirises the gallic Bond's racism and breezy misogyny. Glamorous locations, expert production design and sly nods to the Swinging Sixties setting are all endearing.
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