Becoming Bond (2017)

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A unique documentary/narrative hybrid chronicling the stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next six Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down...

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Critic Reviews for Becoming Bond

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (7)

Sufficiently winning.

Jun 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Very funny.

Jun 2, 2017 | Full Review…
NPR
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"Becoming Bond" is a delightful dip into someone's own version of their past. It might be light on tuxedo talk, but the biggest takeaway is how much more there is learn.

May 28, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
indieWire
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We get to know a man who relished almost every minute of what he experienced.

May 28, 2017 | Full Review…

There is a potentially interesting film-documentary or fiction-in Lazenby's life and career, but Becoming Bond, despite its ambitions, is not it.

May 19, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Intimate, irreverent and at times laugh-out-loud funny ...

May 17, 2017 | Full Review…
Variety
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Audience Reviews for Becoming Bond

An utterly charming George Lazenby takes us through his career leading to an unprobable portrayal of James Bond. His life story is terribly compelling.

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