Live and Let Die - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Live and Let Die Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It doesn't have the wit and it doesn't have the style of the best Bond movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The only thing about Live and Let Die to weather the test of time is its title song.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Victoria Alexander
May 17, 2004
Moore lacks 007 killer instinct & sex appeal.
| Original Score: 2/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
October 24, 2012
I can see how many people can be entertained by this ludicrous film, but not because it's good. It features an outstanding performance from Moore and has an enjoyably bad Blaxploitation thing going on here, but not much else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
October 26, 2015
If you want to see an out of place Bond effort that would have been vastly improved with Shaft or Superfly in the lead role instead of 007, give this a view.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 22, 2012
The first outright terrible Bond picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Variety Staff
October 13, 2008
The comic book plot meanders through a series of hardware production numbers.
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
November 29, 2002
Great stunts and a cool theme song, but the Harlem scenes aren't quite superfly enough for me.
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 21, 2003
Roger Moore's inauspicious screen debut as 007. He had big shoes to fill with Connery gone, and this first of his long series of Bond associations proved less than promising.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
October 13, 2008
Setting aside an allright speedboat spectacular over land and water, the film is both perfunctory and predictable -- leaving the mind free to wander into the question of its overall taste. Or lack of it.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
Live and Let Die is not only a terrible James Bond flick, it's a terrible movie period.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 7, 2008
The supernatural element isn't really Bond
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Where is SPECTRE when you need it?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 13, 2008
Guy Hamilton's direction lacks enthusiasm and pace, while even the art direction -- long the Bond films' real secret weapon -- seems to have fallen to a shrunken budget.
Christopher Hudson
The Spectator
October 23, 2015
As fastpaced and snappily entertaining a piece of claptrap as we have a right to expect.
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Verina Glaessner
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Two hours long and anti-climactic, but Bond fans won't be disappointed.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times
October 23, 2015
There are some splendid action sequences, notably a speedboat leap that set a new world record, as well as the usual array of hi-tech gadgetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 10, 2005
Its cheerful racism is overcome by a grand sense of fun and some of Moore's best moments in the franchise.
| Original Score: 3/5
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