Reviews

Sep 25, 2021
This is basically Thunderball under a new moniker. It bests its predecessor in most regards.
Jul 16, 2021
The film stands up well on its own, and there's the added value of Connery, gifted with one last go at the role that catapulted him to superstardom.
Sep 6, 2020
It may be Bond, but without the use of the gun barrel graphics, the booming theme music, and the opening title silhouettes of nude figures, it just doesn't feel the same.
Jun 29, 2020
Adding together a marvellous array of sophistication, comedy and action. Never Say Never Again is superb entertainment.
Jun 29, 2020
Overall I liked Never Say Never Again but it fell far short of the movie it could have been. The makers should have been more adventurous instead of simply trying to beat Broccoli at his own game.
Sep 24, 2019
Everything is more implausible and entertaining, even though the structure is the same. [Full Review in Spanish]
Sep 4, 2019
Superior to 'Octopussy', it shows that Connery is, for the moment, the actor who best treated the character, the only one who even took it seriously, possessed the necessary humor to make us laugh at him. [Full Review in Spanish]
Dec 30, 2017
Essentially, it's a remake of the less successful Thunderball, also with Connery. but Never Say Never Again, in the original Bond spirit, concentrates on the people rather than the gadgets -- at least for the first half.
Oct 30, 2015
If you haven't seen 'Thunderball,' this is a lot more enjoyable, but matched up against one of the more exciting 007 films, 'Never Say Never' fails to do it better.
Sep 9, 2015
Never Say Never Again is the best acted Bond picture ever made, because it clearly surpasses any predecessors in the area of inventive and clever character delineation.
Sep 9, 2015
It's not a rap against Roger Moore to say that this film seems to bring James Bond back to life. Sean Connery did, after all, define the character.
Sep 9, 2015
Sean Connery is still up to par as James Bond in the latest adventure of Agent 007.
Sep 9, 2015
The plot, which owes much to Thunderball, lurches badly at times, but the wild action set pieces, decked out in gals, gadgets and glib lines, are there to be cherished.
Oct 7, 2013
A fitting farewell to 007's most enduring embodiment: as much a playful send-up as a loving final embrace.
Nov 11, 2012
Can we just consider 1983 a lost year for James Bond? First, "Octopussy," then Sean Connery's return in a depressing dilution of the 007 brand - one that ends with a fourth wall-breaking wink indicative less of arch fun, more of bored indifference.
Oct 29, 2012
I know Bond fans were furious about this movie cause it wasn't an Eon production, and I think they're wrong. They should be furious at it because it's a horrendous film.
Oct 23, 2012
The slick production values impress and Barbara Carrera and Klaus Maria Brandauer are good value villains, but Irvin Kershner appears to have nodded off in the director's chair.
Oct 23, 2012
In Never Say Never Again, the formula is broadened to accommodate an older, seasoned man of much greater stature, and Mr. Connery expertly fills the bill.
Sep 2, 2012
An ugly, unwanted epilogue [to Connery's Bond], in which the character who was so iconic and perfect is reduced to a self-conscious joke.
May 5, 2009
There is a special place in movie hell for Never Say Never Again. Not that it's particularly bad -- though it's hardly good -- but because it's such a cheeseball experience with a strange and horrible pedigree.