Octopussy Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
May 5, 2014
More sexual innuendo than usual in provocatively named film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
October 28, 2012
Octopussy features 2 stand-out action sequences but for the most part, it's an overlong, sluggish, and schizophrenic entry in the Bond series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
October 13, 2012
James Bond is old. Wrinkled-forehead old. Lecherous-coot old. Strategic-hairstyle old. Senior meal-discount old. Simply ... old. That's the biggest takeaway from Roger Moore's second-worst outing as 007, hot on the heels of his second-best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 26, 2012
While the film is the first of the genuinely bloated Bond movies, it only rarely drags.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 19, 2009
Bottom-drawer Bond.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 13, 2008
Glen's willingness to give the action sequences a certain weight and seriousness produces some genuinely exciting moments, yet his work is everywhere undermined by the flatness of the characterizations and the uncertain architecture of the plot.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 13, 2008
Little is added that departs from the Bond formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 13, 2008
Film's high points are the spectaccular aerial stuntwork marking both the pre-credits teaser and extremely dangerous-looking climax.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
October 13, 2008
Bond had degenerated into a male model, and something of a genial anachronism.

Film4
October 13, 2008
Nice title, shame about the movie.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
October 13, 2008
One for the die hards. The saving grace here is a knowing sense of humour so lacking in its predecessor, For Your Eyes Only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
April 20, 2008
The Roger Moore Bond days are drawing to close, as this weak entry shows.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 10, 2008
A fun little Bond flick
| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 8, 2007
Hardly Mr. Bond's finest hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
The action sequences are tighter, the visual gags more inventive, and if the plot is no great shakes, the whole thing is served up with a decent approximation to the old panache.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Makes no pretense of being based on anything except the Ian Fleming character and the high good humor and wit of the film makers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
December 25, 2003
I've never been a big fan of this Bond flick. Catchy name, though.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 20, 2003
Roger Moore's best performance as Bond. He's sterling in this one.
| Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Worst of the Roger Moore Bond films has a license to bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
August 16, 2002
May satisfy die hard Bond fans, but won't work for anyone else. Among the franchise's weakest efforts.
| Original Score: 2/5
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