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Octopussy Reviews

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
October 6, 2015
It's a pleasure to report that the James Bond company is confidently back on the beam.
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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.
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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.
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John Preston
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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
There's a fine line between wit and absurdity, and this particular movie too often falls on the wrong side.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4