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Octopussy Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
October 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
October 6, 2015
It's a pleasure to report that the James Bond company is confidently back on the beam.
David Parkinson
Radio Times
October 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).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
October 6, 2015
[Director John Glen] keeps the excitement level high for an hour or so, then lets the show slip into the doldrums.
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
October 6, 2015
A solid action movie without the variety show camp of Moonraker, Octopussy (shock, horror) may well the best of the Moores.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

People Magazine
October 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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
May 5, 2014
More sexual innuendo than usual in provocatively named film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
October 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Rogers
October 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 26, 2012
While the film is the first of the genuinely bloated Bond movies, it only rarely drags.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 19, 2009
Bottom-drawer Bond.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 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.

TV Guide
October 13, 2008
Little is added that departs from the Bond formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Variety Staff
October 13, 2008
Film's high points are the spectaccular aerial stuntwork marking both the pre-credits teaser and extremely dangerous-looking climax.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
October 13, 2008
Bond had degenerated into a male model, and something of a genial anachronism.

October 13, 2008
Nice title, shame about the movie.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
October 13, 2008
One for the die hards. The saving grace here is a knowing sense of humour so lacking in its predecessor, For Your Eyes Only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
April 20, 2008
The Roger Moore Bond days are drawing to close, as this weak entry shows.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 10, 2008
A fun little Bond flick
| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
February 8, 2007
Hardly Mr. Bond's finest hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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