Reviews

Sep 25, 2021
I've seen the Bond movies countless times over the decades, and this title above all is the one that fluctuates the most from one viewing to the next.
Oct 14, 2020
It's an easy film to hate (and often paints a big target on its back encouraging you to do so), but it works perfectly as a piece of entertainment, where the good ultimately outweighs the bad.
Sep 6, 2020
For the first time in the series, the story unfolds like a true mystery, instead of merely having some eccentric billionaire devising a plot to take over the world.
Jul 16, 2020
Out of all the Roger Moore films as Bond, this one is easily the worse for me.
Oct 31, 2019
The naffness that was prevalent in the Bond series around the time of Moore still abounds here.
Jan 27, 2019
The very worst Roger Moore Bond Film, and one to avoid unless you really have to watch every single film in a marathon, like myself, sadly...
Oct 17, 2018
"Octopussy" is the 13th of the James Bond movies, and it is one of the best.
Oct 30, 2015
Considering Bond gets disguised as an ape, a crocodile and a clown, the film has a lot more to be embarrassed about than its title.
Oct 6, 2015
It's a pleasure to report that the James Bond company is confidently back on the beam.
Oct 6, 2015
This was the 13th Bond movie and it's possibly the most frivolous in the series to date (it's certainly the most careless).
Oct 6, 2015
[Director John Glen] keeps the excitement level high for an hour or so, then lets the show slip into the doldrums.
Oct 6, 2015
A solid action movie without the variety show camp of Moonraker, Octopussy (shock, horror) may well the best of the Moores.
Oct 6, 2015
While this film is not up to the level of Goldfinger or Live and Let Die, it is still first-class escapist entertainment.
May 5, 2014
More sexual innuendo than usual in provocatively named film.
Oct 28, 2012
Octopussy features 2 stand-out action sequences but for the most part, it's an overlong, sluggish, and schizophrenic entry in the Bond series.
Oct 13, 2012
James Bond is old. Wrinkled-forehead old. Lecherous-coot old. Strategic-hairstyle old. Senior meal-discount old. Simply ... old. That's the biggest takeaway from Roger Moore's second-worst outing as 007, hot on the heels of his second-best.
Aug 26, 2012
While the film is the first of the genuinely bloated Bond movies, it only rarely drags.
Feb 19, 2009
Bottom-drawer Bond.
Oct 13, 2008
Glen's willingness to give the action sequences a certain weight and seriousness produces some genuinely exciting moments, yet his work is everywhere undermined by the flatness of the characterizations and the uncertain architecture of the plot.
Oct 13, 2008
Little is added that departs from the Bond formula.