Friday, June 19, 2009
notafilmcritic: "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies" [B+]
Outstanding spy spoof in the tradition of "Get Smart" and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", laced with plenty of "The Pink Panther" played by a real Frenchman. It was a little disconcerting to start the film with WWII era Nazis speaking French with English sub-titles. But once one realizes what's happening, one adjusts. One thing is for sure, this film is not subtle. The music, the script, the attitude, and the stupidity are all over the top. It's wonderful. I can't wait to see the next film in the series.