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

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 17, 2008
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.
November 7, 2008
Infinitely superior to Get Smart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2008
This light-hearted pastiche is a recommended antidote to 'Quantum of Solace'.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
November 7, 2008
Impeccable standards, far above anything you'd expect from the parody genre.
November 7, 2008
In a week of overblown, unappetising or disappointing films, this makes a refreshing change. And how interesting to be offered a French movie that doesn't come straight from the "arthouse" stable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2008
A natty satire on imperialism and très visually stylish to boot, it constantly keeps you tickled with crazy one-liners and silly visual gags.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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.
October 3, 2008
Leave it to the French to beat us at our own bizarrely self-reflexive comic shenanigans. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies is a model of smart, often very silly, but never, ever stupid comic perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
June 27, 2008
Like its hero, the job may not be done with the most style and grace, but it definitely gets done.
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
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 23, 2008
The packaging is perfect, and the end results beat A View To A Kill any day.
Read More | Original Score: B+
May 16, 2008
Given that this is a French film, there's an unmistakable edge to its satirical portrayal of postwar East-West relations.
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 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 9, 2008
Dujardin is what really makes it all work, though. He's an absolute riot, with Conneryesque looks and physicality, and the ability to segue into utter goofballery with a degree of arch-browed suaveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2008
Dujardin nails his character, who is deeply dense but always seems to draw the winning card, mainly through dumb luck. And Hazanavicius clearly knows the '60s-era Bond films, which are full of ripe targets that he lovingly demolishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 9, 2008
A pleasant sorbet to wash away the aftertaste of the pre-summer clunkers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 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
April 26, 2006
Sparkling production design, a jubilantly retroretro score and a genuine flair for using the film and TV vocabulary of the '60s to revisit colonial arrogance put pic in the same conceptual ballpark as Austin Powers.