OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus (Lost in Rio)
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As adapted from Jean Bruce's endless series of novels, the French series of OSS 117 adventure comedies showcase the globetrotting exploits of Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath (aka OSS 117), a Derek Flint-like super-spy. This outing finds OSS 117 shuttled off to Rio de Janeiro, where his assignment involves retrieving microfilm that lists French Nazi collaborators during World War II. He then teams up with the seductive lieutenant Dolores (Louise Monot) to track down a gang of escaped Nazis.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"All this is mighty silly, but there's something to be said for watching a French movie that, for a change, isn't about l'amour, existential angst, or madness."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Strutting around like a rooster in a thin-lapeled suit, 117 isn't much different from other comic Bond figures, but the movies find a fresh and exceedingly rich vein of comedy in his airy sexism, racism, and colonialism."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Laugh-out-loud funny."
‑ James Plath, Reel.com
"Stupid, racist, sexist and yet weirdly lovable, bumbling detective Hubert de la Bath is back in O.S.S. 117: Lost in Rio."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Sequelitis is apparently not purely an American phenomenon."
‑ Brian Tallerico, Movie Retriever
"The tenor, tone and immaculately lampooned art direction often make up for shtick that gradually grows thin in the belly-laugh department."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"The story is lame and the action is flaccid, but as Hubert would be the first to tell you, the French have a word for those who can't take a joke: c'est la vie."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"... when all else fails, [Jean] Dujardin's smug grin and oblivious conviction in his every knee-jerk prejudice makes the character work."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"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."
‑ Nick Schager, Paste Magazine
"A Berretta that is a few shots short of a full clip, Michel Hazanavicius' lightning jabs at the spy super-hero fantasy are disjointed. Too little, too late?"
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"It's generally friendly and enjoyable, but it sags a bit."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Time to retire OSS 117's license to kill before any more innocent people suffer."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"By sacrificing the knowing anachronisms of its predecessor, Lost in Rio also sacrifices most of its wit."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Dujardin has flawless comic timing as the hero who may stumble but -- with the arch of an eyebrow and a flash of a grin -- always rises to the defense of the République."
‑ Betsy Sherman, Boston Phoenix
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