78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
A consistently entertaining parody that never once makes you feel like an idiot for laughing out loud at its idiocy.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A huge hit in France, Michel Hazanavicius' straight-faced spy spoof unleashes a French operative of incomparable incompetence on the volatile Middle East of 1955.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A giddy French comedy.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
There are more chuckles than laughs, but the film does a witty job of replicating the hermetic, overlit shot language of '60s studio movies.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
For a parody, the movie is surprisingly competent in some of the action scenes, when the dim-witted hero turns out to have lightning improvisational skills.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
An arch espionage comedy that's never as amusing as it thinks it is.
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63

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
It hardly adds up to much, but it doesn't mean to, and it'll leave you with a cleaner conscience than an Austin Powers picture.
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60

Empire

By David Parkinson
Plenty of mileage is derived from Dujardin's dismissal of everything Arab, Michel Hazanavicius also throws in some supremely silly running gags, while keeping the plot moving at a clip and establishing a rapport between the hapless hero and his insouciantly accomplished assistant, Bérénice Bejo.
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50

Chicago Tribune

A movie whose satire proves as lame as its clunky title.
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Let the French stick to love stories and leave stupid comedies to Tinseltown.
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62 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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