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Never Say Never Again Reviews

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December 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.
October 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 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.
September 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.
September 9, 2015
Sean Connery is still up to par as James Bond in the latest adventure of Agent 007.
October 7, 2013
A fitting farewell to 007's most enduring embodiment: as much a playful send-up as a loving final embrace.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 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.
April 17, 2009
Connery proved plenty fit for one more outing...a likeable but somewhat mediocre adventure handsomely mounted in the traditional Bond style...[Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 18, 2009
It's an aging and unenthusiastic Connery who returns to play Bond, who doesn't have the physicality to do justice any more to the demanding muscular role.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 13, 2008
[Connery] does at least handle the whole charade, a retread of Thunderball, with a pleasing sense of irony as he reacquaints himself with old adversary Blofeld (Von Sydow) and thwarts SPECTRE's plans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 13, 2008
Connery has style, if not quite the energy quotient (he was 53 at the time) -- some nifty editing and a redundant dance routine make him look good.
October 13, 2008
Gone is the excessive gadgetry that mars Bond films, and, as a result, the characters are more prominent and colorful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 13, 2008
It is good to see Connery's grave stylishness in this role again. It makes Bond's cynicism and opportunism seem the product of genuine worldliness (and world weariness) as opposed to Roger Moore's mere twirpishness.
October 13, 2008
After a 12-year hiatus, Sean Connery is back in action as James Bond. The new entry marks something of a retreat from the far-fetched technology of many of the later Bonds in favor of intrigue and romance.
January 26, 2006
The action's good, the photography excellent, the sets decent; but the real clincher is the fact that Bond is once more played by a man with the right stuff.
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
August 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: C+
May 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
April 14, 2005
Brandauer is a great Bond villain, and the role still fits Connery like an old tux.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 22, 2005
Aside from some minor flaws, the film is a surprisingly standard Bond film, one that could easily be integrated into the "official" franchise with very few adjustments.
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