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I wanted to see this movie based on a trailer I saw thinking it looked like some crazy spy spoof a la Austin Powers meets James Bond via Matt Helm. It tries to be but falls very flat. Maybe I just don't get French humor (then again they love the totally unfunny Jerry Lewis) but most of the jokes either went over my head (the intro where Agent OSS 117 calls everyone by name as he enters HQ has to be some sort of play on names that escapes me with the direct English translations in the subtitles) or were juts plain cirnge-inducing not funny.

There is one scene in a car where the hot Israeli Mossad agent babe basically rips OSS 117 a new one over his misogynist and racist comments. It rings more true than humorous.

The look of the movie works well as it is stylishly like you're transported into the Brazil of the 1960s. The split and multiple image screens are also way cool. Basically, the pic is let down by the terrible script and the lack of comic timing.

After all this movie has exotic locations, wild architecture, Nazis, masked wrestlers, Chinese hit men, Mossad agents and hot babes in states of undress so...why did it not work?

The extras are all in French with no subtitles by the way at least on the copy I had.
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