OSS 117: Le Caire Nid d'Espions (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies)
OSS 117: Le Caire Nid d'Espions (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies) (2008)

OSS 117: Cairo -- Nest of Spies constitutes the eighth installment in a long-running series of movies about OSS 117 (the government code name for Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath) -- a French super-spy and European equivalent of James Bond. The… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 9, 2008
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This clever spy spoof plays politics and movie conventions for laughs and features a great turn by Jen Dujardin as a smarmy-suave nouveau-Bond.

Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader

This French comedy fondly lampoons both the popular French spy movies adapted from Jean Bruce's novels in the 1950s and '60s and the colonialist era they were set in.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

A lame comedy with a few decent laughs and several yawn-spawning set pieces that don't really go anywhere.

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David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

The first of two OSS 117 spy spoofs from the director (Hazanavicius) and star (Dujardin) of "The Artist" is sublimely silly stuff.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

This light-hearted pastiche is a recommended antidote to 'Quantum of Solace'.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The French-made movie travels familiar ground, with a nod as well to Airplane!, Top Secret and that whole genre. Even compared to them, it pushes things just a little -- not too far, but toward the loony.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A lowbrow spy spoof that can only go so far with such a silly plot.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

I have never been a particular admirer of either James Bond or Austin Powers, and could hardly be expected to be overjoyed by a 'cross between them.' Hence, I was hardly surprised when I didn't crack a smile over the antics of Mr. Jean Dujardin.

Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune

French cinema's reputation for subtlety goes up in smoke with OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies, a movie whose satire proves as lame as its clunky title.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Infinitely superior to Get Smart.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A clever, witty spoof of spy movies that smartly plays with the conventions of the genre and recreates with perfection the looks of movies in the late… More
Ross Collins
Marvellous. Who knew the French had a sense of humour? Daniel Craig eat your heart out. Keeps getting better every time I watch it - a sign of a true classic. A… More
Alex roy
OSS 117 is a near perfect comedy film that parodies the spy genre very well. Actor Jean Dujardin is great in the title role, and he is very funny in his part.… More
Robert C
Very ammusing spy parody. A sort of homage to 007. "Mad Men" meets "Austin Powers" meets "The Pink Panther", without the potty… More
Spencer S.
The first of the new OSS 117 films, this was the first ever collaboration between Michel Hazanivicius, his wife Berenice Bejo, and the impressive star, studly… More
Richard C
Suprisingly really funny. B