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The Man with the Golden Gun Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
November 5, 2015
Perfectly embodying the best and worst of the Roger Moore 007 era, this is a fun Bond adventure that ultimately fails to fully meet its potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kenneth Robinson
The Spectator
October 30, 2015
Merely another Bond film.
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
October 30, 2015
This is an improvement on Ian Fleming's novel, with Christopher Lee making a fine villain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
October 30, 2015
For this movie 007's license to thrill had definitely been revoked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
October 30, 2015
[Lee] gives a performance that will endure long after the rest of the film is forgotten; he is its meaning and purpose, towering over its cartoon action, reducing even 007 to a footnote.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
January 13, 2015
Action-packed Bond film has sexual situations, shooting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
October 25, 2012
This one has all the right ingredients to be a great Bond flick, I mean Christopher Lee is the main villain! I don't exactly know how they screwed this up, but they did.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Total Film
October 23, 2012
This is Bond by numbers: the fast cars, fast boats and fast women are all here, but there's little imagination at work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
August 10, 2012
Why did a tale that could've been a bit ragged - and a nice stretch for Moore - become simply a so-so romp? Chalk it up to the franchise's nervous need to capitalize on other genres' zeitgeist -first, blaxploitation, and here, martial arts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 29, 2012
Perhaps the most inconsistent of all James Bond pictures, with some outstanding moments and sequences sitting quite blithely next to absolute rancidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 9, 2010
the first film that actually allowed Moore to get into the role without having to live up to Connery
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 19, 2009
A diverting but typically silly Roger Moore entry in the Bond canon. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 15, 2009
Even the theme song sung by Lulu is a real lulu.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 13, 2008
Roger Moore is a pastry chef's idea of James Bond; but Christopher Lee as the archetype of the evil antagonist makes this 007 outing just about bearable.
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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
October 13, 2008
The best Bonds, like the car that twirls, were sly without quite getting silly. The best Bonds also had Sean Connery, whose absence is sorely felt here.

October 13, 2008
It is proof that exotic locations, girls, one-liners and a couple of car chases don't necessarily add up to a decent Bond film.
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
October 13, 2008
Roger Moore's Bond has got a rough deal over the year, but whilst this takes itself a little too lightly it has a lot going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Variety Staff
October 13, 2008
The comparatively spare arrays of mechanical devices seem more a cost-cutting factor.

TV Guide
October 13, 2008
Screenwriters Maibaum and Mankiewicz attempted to downplay the gadgetry this time around, but their attempts at adding more humor hinder plot development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 7, 2008
Weak but Christopher Lee is great
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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