That Man from Rio


That Man from Rio

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An eight-day pass, a kidnapping, and a greedy group of South American Indians provide the basic ingredients of this madcap adventure. A French air force pilot has the pass and plans to use it to see his girl friend in Paris. He gets there just in time to see a gang of South American Indians, who believe the girl knows the location of a set of statues that can pinpoint the location of a fabulous jungle treasure, kidnapping her. He follows them to the Brazilian jungle and many riotous adventures ensue. Eventually the lovers manage to escape and return to France just before the pilot's pass expires.

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Jean-Paul Belmondo
as Pvt. Adrien Dufourquet
Françoise Dorléac
as Agnès Villermosa
Jean Servais
as Catalan
Adolfo Celi
as De Castro
Daniel Ceccaldi
as Police inspector
Roger Dumas
as Lebel, Dufourquet's Buddy
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Critic Reviews for That Man from Rio

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

  • It's fun, in an imperialist, colonialist, patronizing, exotic-marginalized-foreigners way.

    Nov 27, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • We don't think of Belmondo as an action star per se, but that's what he is here, smirking like Steve McQueen and managing to keep a cigarette clamped between his lips even when he's navigating hairpin turns on a motorbike.

    Aug 26, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The fun feels forced almost all the way through "That Man From Rio," at least until the pure action and Belmondo's athleticism take over.

    Aug 21, 2014 | Full Review…
  • That Man From Rio is a crazy delight, a stylish, early-'60s pastiche that folds in every adventure-movie cliché you've ever seen, and possibly invents a few new ones.

    Aug 19, 2014 | Full Review…
  • That Man In Rio has faults but that does not mean for a moment we cannot still get something out of it, even if it's, at the very least, some unadulterated thrills.

    Mar 27, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It's a picturesque adventure filled with a logic-bending plot and death-defying stunts.

    Jul 1, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for That Man from Rio

  • Aug 30, 2016
    It must think that it is so exciting to make Jean-Paul Belmondo run up and down the entire movie, but in fact it is only repetitious, predictable and inane, with a sense of humor that usually falls flat (despite a few good moments) and a loose structure that makes it feel overlong.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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