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The Man with the Golden Gun Reviews

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Kenneth Robinson
The Spectator
October 30, 2015
Merely another Bond film.
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Verina Glaessner
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Roger Moore's interpretation of Bond is blandness personified.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The Man with the Golden Gun certainly isn't worth $1 million, but it's fine for the price of a video rental.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 18, 1974
I thought Live and Let Die had to be the worst Bond movie in the series, but now I'm not so sure. The Man with the Golden Gun is running a very close second.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 13, 2007
You cast Christopher Lee as a Bond villain and you find a way to blow it?!
| Original Score: 2/5
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For this movie 007's license to thrill had definitely been revoked.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
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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.
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Variety Staff
October 13, 2008
The comparatively spare arrays of mechanical devices seem more a cost-cutting factor.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 1, 2003
Christopher Lee is superb, but a James Bond movie is in trouble when you're rooting for the villain.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
Moore tries hard to be tough and cool in the Connery manner. ...he comes off pretentious and cold.
| Original Score: 5/10
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
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
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Nora Sayre
New York Times
May 9, 2005
If you enjoyed the early Bond films as much as I did, you'd better skip this one.
Nicolas Lacroix
November 12, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Tom Coates
August 1, 2001
There's no shortage of innuendo, action, exotic locations, or casual misogyny. Unfortunately it's too camp and cruel an adventure to raise more than a Moore-like eyebrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The result is an entertaining film but not a very substantial one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 69/100
Emanuel Levy
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: C
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