OSS 117: Le Caire Nid d'Espions (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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May 23, 2008
After previous Bond-skewerers from Get Smart to The Naked Gun to Austin Powers, this feels like just another stretched-thin case of been there, spoofed that.
May 8, 2008
As the country responsible for unleashing Austin Powers in Goldmember upon the world, we probably deserved worse payback than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2008
Notwithstanding a willing central performance from Dujardin, the film simply lacks the comedic savoir-faire to leave us shaken, stirred or even reasonably amused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 18, 2009
A lowbrow spy spoof that can only go so far with such a silly plot.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 9, 2008
The hero of OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies might be described as a French equivalent of James Bond.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 16, 2008
Directed and co-written by Michel Hazanavicius and starring the French comedian Jean Dujardin as OSS 117, the movie is a sketch stretched to tedious feature length.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 25, 2008
This was a waste of two perfectly good hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
May 4, 2008
Until someone figures out a way of truly subverting what's already been subverted, cartoon stick figures like Austin Powers and Johnny English will never feel fresh, even when they're actually saying funny things.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 26, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2008
The film is a collection of not especially funny routines - with lots of homophobic jokes thrown in - that have been done to death in previous movies of this sort.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 8, 2008
Spoofy fun at first, but eventually wears quite thin, and I don't think all that much could have been lost in the subtitles.
August 21, 2008
A lame comedy with a few decent laughs and several yawn-spawning set pieces that don't really go anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 12, 2008
Those looking for big laughs will leave disappointed. OSS 117 barely qualifies as comic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 23, 2008
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.
July 5, 2019
This is skillfully executed comedic filmmaking that uses slapstick to its advantage along with witty repartee to make one zingy cocktail of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 27, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2008
Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath is invincibly smug, occasionally smarmy and obsessed with food. If that whets your appetite, he's your homme.
May 23, 2008
Every single second of O.S.S. 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies is fun, and I'm talking about the opening credits, too.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 16, 2008
A charming French spy farce replete with homoerotic undertones
June 4, 2008
This spy spoof could be described as the French Austin Powers, but that's not entirely accurate. This is a loving homage to spy films from the 50's and 60's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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