Blame It On Rio
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This attempt to remake the clever 1977 French farce Un Moment d'Egarement stars Michael Caine as an executive named Matthew Hollis, who, together with friend Victor Lyons (Joseph Bologna), travels to Rio de Janeiro on business. Victor sets out on the town in search of a lambada partner, leaving Matthew to fend for himself against his friend's over-sexed teenage daughter (Michelle Johnson), who's come along for the ride. Soon, Matthew succumbs to her advances, despite his efforts to break off the affair, and finds himself a repeated statutory rapist, at least by American legal… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Offputting, even at times nasty."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Blame It on Rio is not simply humorless. It also spreads gloom."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"More sizzle than onion rings"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Stuff that goes on in this movie is illegal nowadays."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"A thin, cynical calculation."
‑ , Time Out
"Caine looks embarrassed through the entire film, as well he might."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The script is too self-consciously coy to carry conviction and appears to have been commandeered from a small screen sit com."
‑ , Film4
"This movie is clearly intended to appeal to the prurient interests of dirty old men of all ages."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Leering, witless sex comedy"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"I'd rather blame it on the screenplay."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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