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FILM REVIEW: 'OSS 117: Lost in Rio'

"Lost in Rio" is helmed by the Oscar-winning director behind "The Artist."

By: Ilan Mester

Published: May 22nd, 2012 in Culture » Film » Reviews

FILM REVIEW: 'OSS 117: Lost in Rio'

When it comes to OSS 117: Lost in Rio, one word can describe the movie: fun. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius (the filmmaker who recently won an Oscar for The Artist) Lost in Rio is both entertaining and enjoyable. And actor Jean Dujardin (also from The Artist) plays a big part in making sure that the movie is a fun-filled ride.

Lost in Rio is Hazanavicius’ followup to his hit 2006 comedy OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies. The movie follows OSS 117, an equally clumsy and suave French spy (played by Dujardin) who travels to Rio de Janeiro in order to track down a Nazi blackmailer. He teams up with a Mossad agent (Louise Monot) along the way and the two of them have an interesting journey together.

If you’re looking for a movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously, this is the one. Lost in Rio pokes fun at the spy thrillers from the 1960s -- in a way, it’s kind of like the French Austin Powers. Dujardin is brilliant as the spy and he really carries the film.

Hazanavicius clearly knows what he’s doing and how to make a movie look like it came out in the ‘60s. Everything from the ‘60s-style split screens to the costumes are spot on. The movies drags on a little near the end, but it’s definitely a must-see if you’re looking to be entertained.


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