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Never Say Never Again Reviews

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September 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
It's a major disappointment that, having lured back the original 007, the film makers couldn't offer him something better than this drawn-out, hackneyed story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
November 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 21, 2004
Bond gets worse as Sean gets older.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 10, 2008
Like being trapped in a dream inside twin peaks
| Original Score: 2/4
January 31, 2001
As dull as dishwater.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 16, 2001
The rank pall of opportunism hangs over this sorry rogue enterprise from producer Kevin McClory, as he tries to assemble the component parts that make up a Bond movie and fails.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 25, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
March 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
October 13, 2008
Without absolute conviction, no action film can survive: if there's no belief, there's no danger.
October 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
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.
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.
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.
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