Search - Oss 117: Lost in Rio (Ws Sub) on DVD


Oss 117: Lost in Rio (Ws Sub)
Oss 117 Lost in Rio
Ws Sub
Actor: Jean Dujardin
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy
UR     2010     1hr 37min


     
3

Larger Image

Movie Details

Actor: Jean Dujardin
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy
Studio: Music Box Films
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/31/2010
Original Release Date: 01/01/2010
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2010
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: French
Subtitles: English

Similar Movies

OSS 117 Cairo Nest Of Spies
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
6
   UR   2008   1hr 35min
The Girl Who Played With Fire
Director: Daniel Alfredson
   R   2010   2hr 9min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Stranger Than Fiction
Director: Marc Forster
   PG-13   2007   1hr 53min
   
Fringe The Complete First Season
   UR   2009   17hr 8min
   
Sherlock Holmes
Director: Guy Ritchie
   PG-13   2010   2hr 8min
   
Internal Affairs
Director: Mike Figgis
   R   1999   1hr 55min
   
Chocolat
Miramax Collector's Series
Director: Lasse Hallström
   PG-13   2001   2hr 2min
   
The Rogue's Tavern
Director: Robert F. Hill
?
   NR   2003   1hr 10min
   
Sunshine
Director: Danny Boyle
   R   2008   1hr 47min
   
Extraordinary Measures
Director: Tom Vaughan
   PG   2010   1hr 46min
   
Tower Heist
Director: Brett Ratner
   1hr 44min
   
 

Movie Reviews

"Some people have adventures. I AM an adventure!"
Trevor Willsmer | London, England | 09/10/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"While OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies was one of the smartest and silliest spoofs to come off the Continent in years, sadly this followup falls into the all-too familiar sequel trap of, having used up its best gags first time round, playing up variations on the same but a bit larger in the hope that the overplaying will make the material funnier. Much of the time it doesn't.

Not that Jean Dujardin's wonderfully smug, xenophobic and heroically unaware reinvention of Jean Bruce's (serious) 50s-60s spy isn't still a wonderfully obnoxious creation - the kind of person who doesn't think Brazil is a dictatorship because the weather is too nice, thinks hippies are people who have sex with horses, Judaism is "a religion that forbids sausages" and who blithely goes into the German embassy to ask for a list of prominent ex-Nazis, he's anti-Semitic, sexist, De Gaullist (there's one wonderfully uncomfortable pause when the subject of French collaborators is raised) and so entrenched in his bourgeois values that he even beats up a Nazi's son for badmouthing his war criminal father.

But while there are some fun moments en route to its North by Northwest inspired climax on Rio's giant statue of Christ the Redeemer, not least an inspired hospital chase where Dujardin and the villain wake up in the same hospital ward, it doesn't quite work enough of the time this time round. Some ideas are better on paper than the screen, such as the opening that takes the notion of the 'expendable' Bond girls to near-Apocalyptic extremes, but unlike the first film it never looks and feels right. Whereas Cairo went to remarkable lengths to recreate not just the production design, wardrobe, directorial style and even film stock of 60s spy movies, aside from the film's plentiful split-screen montages this often feels more like video than film, taking it out of the time it was set. But while that may be a simply cosmetic sin, more troublesome is the way that parts of the film often drag and feel underdeveloped. There's still enough in the film that's fun to make it worth a look, but with too few standout gags and not enough genuine panache to stop it from being a disappointing step down from the original.
"