Moonraker Reviews

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October 6, 2015
Moonraker, the newest James Bond spectacle, is a cheerful, splashy entertainment. The curators of the Bond museum do not surpass themselves with this exhibition, the 11th in the series, but they haven't fallen down on the job either.
October 13, 2008
Christopher Wood's script takes the characters exactly where they always go in a James Bond pic and the only question is whether the stunts and gadgets will live up to expectations. They do.
October 13, 2008
Broccoli just keeps piling on the goodies: lush Ken Adam sets, gadgetry and gams galore, super stunts and effects.
October 13, 2008
Lewis Gilbert directed, but the real auteur of the series is production designer Ken Adam, whose spectacular chrome and plastic sets define Bond's world and technological ethic.
June 24, 2006
The space-age plot is spread dangerously thin, the fights all tend to slapstick, and the wanton destruction has become rather too predictable. But it's held together by likeable performances.
October 23, 2004
Moonraker is a movie by gadgeteers, for gadgeteers, about gadgeteers. Our age may be losing its faith in technology, but James Bond sure hasn't.
January 27, 2019
Upon reflection, I think I like it, purely as a film judged on its own merits, rather than judging it with the expectation of what film series its in...
February 8, 2018
... the original scheme has been scrupulously respected... [Full review in Spanish]
December 30, 2017
The predictability of Moonraker is part of the pleasure. Like most Bond adventures, Moonraker is so overstated that it is camp, and so preposterous that it's fun.
October 28, 2015
It's easy to see why 007 purists would loathe it, yet somehow 'Moonraker's' special brand of absurdity makes for one strangely entertaining Bond adventure.
October 6, 2015
All that remains of the mood of the early films is the theme tune. And though Albert R. Broccoli, the producer, says that Bond goes on forever and never ages. the fact is that he is getting more juvenile with every film that's made.
October 6, 2015
Too much of the budget is wasted on overblown spectacle, without enough attention being given to the basics.
October 6, 2015
The series' spectacular photography, gimmickry, verve and wry wit are still abundant.
October 26, 2012
Thank God for MOONRAKER!
October 13, 2012
James Bond would have to go back to Earth in "For Your Eyes Only" because "Moonraker" is truly a stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder.
August 15, 2012
The "Bond In Space" angle is all we need to write Moonraker off as daft, but... the whole script is a messy disaster.
April 17, 2009
Primo kids' stuff, but under-satisfying for adults. [Blu-ray]
March 16, 2009
Ludicrous but enjoyable hooey.
February 22, 2009
One of the silliest and worse ones in the series.
October 13, 2008
An ill-conceived and frankly quite silly Bond-meets-sci-fi experiment.
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