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

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May 13, 2010
..hands down the funniest movie of the year to date
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!
May 10, 2010
Director Michel Hazanavicius loves his sublimely naive bigot, and so do we
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?
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
A winning spoof of the earlier 007 films...liberally peppered with funny bon mots and character bits.
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 7, 2010
A very funny French comedy of a variety that usually doesn't make its way here.
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.
May 6, 2010
In fitful bursts, Lost In Rio reaches further than its predecessor, delving into a loopy absurdism.
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
It is Dujardin who wins the day -- and eventually, of course, the gimlet-eyed girl -- as the perfect, preening fool.
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.
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.
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.
April 29, 2010
What's really lost in Rio is the participants' sense of humor.
April 23, 2010
May well be the second funniest spy spoof ever made.
January 15, 2010
Less raucous than CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES, this new adventure for the suave but bigoted French super-agent is still extremely good fun, with its amusing script, hilarious characters and astonishingly detailed production design.
January 15, 2010
Atmospheric, with authentic 60s/70s capering all over Brazil.
January 15, 2010
It's the grooving to composer Ludovic Bource's fab xylophone beats and Dujardin's hyena laugh and heroic self-regard you'll remember.
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