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Moonraker Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
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.
Ted Whitehead
The Spectator
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.
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
October 6, 2015
Too much of the budget is wasted on overblown spectacle, without enough attention being given to the basics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

People Magazine
October 6, 2015
The series' spectacular photography, gimmickry, verve and wry wit are still abundant.
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
October 26, 2012
Thank God for MOONRAKER!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
April 17, 2009
Primo kids' stuff, but under-satisfying for adults. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jay Antani
Filmcritic.com
March 16, 2009
Ludicrous but enjoyable hooey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 22, 2009
One of the silliest and worse ones in the series.
Full Review | Original Score: C

Film4
October 13, 2008
An ill-conceived and frankly quite silly Bond-meets-sci-fi experiment.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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Frank Rich
TIME Magazine
October 13, 2008
Broccoli just keeps piling on the goodies: lush Ken Adam sets, gadgetry and gams galore, super stunts and effects.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
October 13, 2008
Bond meets Star Wars in one of the series' sillier outings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
October 13, 2008
The gadgets are up to the usual Bond standards, but fancy effects do not a movie make, and 007 is less satisfying floating around in space than when his feet are more or less firmly planted on the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
February 10, 2008
Moore is in full swing
| Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 20, 2007
You know you love it.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Chris Auty
Time Out
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.
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