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

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.
August 13, 2010
Time to retire OSS 117's license to kill before any more innocent people suffer.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
April 29, 2010
What's really lost in Rio is the participants' sense of humor.
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.
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.