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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

Not Rated In Theaters 05/9/2008 , 99min.
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Los Angeles Times
Light and fun, if also a little slight, OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies is like a pleasant sorbet to wash away the aftertaste of the pre-summer clunkers. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Not that Cairo, Nest of Spies is meant to be a thriller, but even as a self-consciously anachronistic knockabout farce it rarely rises to the level of wit, either verbal or physical. Full Review
Andrew O'Hehir
Director Michel Hazanavicius captures the jet-age atmosphere, form-fitting wardrobes, jazz-ethnic soundtrack and bouffant hairdos of JFK/de Gaulle-era espionage films in perfect detail, but it's Dujardin's performance as the suave, confident and utterly clueless Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath (to Francophones, a name that drips with phony aristocratic pretension) that gives "OSS 117" its edge. Full Review
Lisa Nesselson
A spy spoof that -- rarity of rarities -- represents a remake actually worth making. Current comic fave Jean Dujardin plays title character OSS 117 as a kind of James Bond crossed with Maxwell Smart. Full Review
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
A consistently entertaining parody that never once makes you feel like an idiot for laughing out loud at its idiocy. Full Review

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