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Never Say Never Again Reviews

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 13, 2008
Without absolute conviction, no action film can survive: if there's no belief, there's no danger.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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.
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Variety Staff
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.
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Chris Peachment
Time Out
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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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Ah, yes, James, it is good to have you back again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
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