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Live and Let Die Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
October 26, 2015
If you want to see an out of place Bond effort that would have been vastly improved with Shaft or Superfly in the lead role instead of 007, give this a view.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times
October 23, 2015
There are some splendid action sequences, notably a speedboat leap that set a new world record, as well as the usual array of hi-tech gadgetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Hudson
The Spectator
October 23, 2015
As fastpaced and snappily entertaining a piece of claptrap as we have a right to expect.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
March 13, 2014
So-so '70s Bond entry has sex, drugs, action violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
October 24, 2012
I can see how many people can be entertained by this ludicrous film, but not because it's good. It features an outstanding performance from Moore and has an enjoyably bad Blaxploitation thing going on here, but not much else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Total Film
October 23, 2012
Roger Moore's first 007 job is still top entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
August 10, 2012
In the longest tenure of any James Bond performer, Roger Moore would certainly have higher highs and lower lows. And while it strays from Bond formula in ways good and bad, it's a fine introduction to a 007 more prone to crack wise than crack heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 22, 2012
The first outright terrible Bond picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 1, 2009
Tacky and cartoonish.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
October 25, 2008
I know I probably shouldn't like Live and Let Die, but I do. This crackpot entry, the eighth, in the long-running James Bond series, is figuratively all over the map...[Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 13, 2008
Guy Hamilton's direction lacks enthusiasm and pace, while even the art direction -- long the Bond films' real secret weapon -- seems to have fallen to a shrunken budget.

Film4
October 13, 2008
Moore acquits himself in a larger than life adventure peppered with enjoyably rotten gags and lots of playful action.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
October 13, 2008
It can't quite muster an explosive third act to match previous jaunts, but Moore had got his feet under the table.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 13, 2008
The comic book plot meanders through a series of hardware production numbers.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 13, 2008
Less macho than Sean Connery's Bond, Moore's fastidiously dressed 007 survives by his wits and injects more humor into the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
October 13, 2008
Setting aside an allright speedboat spectacular over land and water, the film is both perfunctory and predictable -- leaving the mind free to wander into the question of its overall taste. Or lack of it.
February 7, 2008
The supernatural element isn't really Bond
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Verina Glaessner
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Two hours long and anti-climactic, but Bond fans won't be disappointed.
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
March 9, 2006
Theme song by Paul McCartney is best part, but this is also one of Moore's best Bonds.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Greenspun
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Live and Let Die has been especially well photographed and edited, and it makes clever and extensive use of its good title song, by Paul and Linda McCartney.
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