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Octopussy Reviews

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February 17, 2017
Why this film recieves the panning it does, I don't know. It essentially mixes classic spying with an exotic Bollywood storyline. Yes, Moore spends some time at a circus in clown make-up, swings from jungle vines yelling like Tarzan and rides in a toy crocodile, but gimmicks aside... The liabilities never compromise the movie as sheer entertainment. It's a movie peppered with many death-defying action sequences styled for an Indiana Jones generation while not dispensing with the cold war intrigue. It should be noted too that Moore's lighter touch and gifted comic timing made these films all the more enjoyable even if it did make the dramatic situations less believable.
½ January 28, 2017
Octopussy offers little more than a provocative name and the cold hard truth that Roger Moore has overstayed his welcome as 007.
January 4, 2017
150314: 13th Bond Film. Does this film have the biggest budget ever for human stunts? Lot of action, especially during the last 30 minutes. Lots of pretty ladies. It seems this film was decent even if spoiled by a terrible title and at least one equally goofy scene; the Tarzan one.
½ November 20, 2016
Entertaining effort has bond tracking a jewel smuggler when another agent turns up dead with a forged Faberge egg listed in an upcoming auction. As usual, some impressive action scenes, particularly through the streets of India. For those that enjoyed Roger Moore's turn as Bond, this is one of his best.
November 19, 2016
Despite an understated performance from Louis Jourdan, Octopussy ranks among the weakest James Bond films.
½ November 16, 2016
As with A View to a Kill, Roger Moore is too old to be playing bond at this point. This entry also has some of the silliest moments including Tarzan vine swinging and clown, gorilla and crocodile disguises. Alas it's nearly impossible for a bond film to be truly awful as there are a number of fun action set pieces.
October 31, 2016
WHAT I LIKED: 'Octopussy' delicately, and rather excitingly sets up it's story really well thanks to plenty of exciting espionage elements and high stakes moments. It's rare when the first act is the most engaging, but it sure is here and this helps deliver one of the most exciting films of the Moore era. On top of that, the star delivers one of his less goofy appearances, which makes the whole thing even more enjoyable (though his age is really starting to become an issue...)
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It's well done, but the plot is a little over-complicated overall, and it does lead to a fairly over the top and ridiculous ending that will probably have you disengaged by the time it's over.
VERDICT: 'Octopussy' is a whole lot better than it's name, and probably doesn't get enough credit because people just remember the OTT last act. It's good stuff, but it may have been time for Moore to go...
½ October 22, 2016
While it does fall back on many genre clichés - most which were created by the long-running franchise - Octopussy is above all else entertaining; and with the cheeky smirk and one-liners which Moore is so adept at after five previous films, all thought of cliché is totally gone within the first few minutes.
Verdict: B
½ October 16, 2016
Preposterous from start to finish, littered with too many gags, in-jokes and exaggerated performances - it's a movie that's hard to love but equally hard to hate. It is at least entertaining but seems to have difficulty deciding it's own tone at times. Occasionally serious, mostly silly but always fun.
September 7, 2016
Moore was aging and it showed in Octopussy. Some of the action was good but there was just no real flow for this one. By this time Moore was making Bond seem like a comedian on stage.
½ August 21, 2016
8/21/2016: possibly the worst of the series due to some of the silliness in the film. The Tarzan scene for example was dumb and not what you want or expect from the Bond character.
½ July 26, 2016
3 out of 10:

These films are going downhill. Sure it has some good action scenes but it's getting repetitive and predictable. I hope one of the next films will cover the flaws with great action and plenty of cool characters.
July 24, 2016
The title says it all...
½ July 23, 2016
Roger Moore has grown on me. This movie is pretty fun and over the top. I still think these are too long. Defusing a bomb dressed as a clown was hilarious.
July 23, 2016
The most underrated Bond film ever made, Octopussy features the best action of the series, and is a great starting point for newcomers.
½ July 21, 2016
I don't really know how else to describe this movie other than 'boring'. The final act's camerawork and set-piece save it from being the WORST Bond movie...but it's still a boring one.

This is one of those PERFECT films to put on mid-afternoon when you feel like taking a sporadic nap.
July 19, 2016
Despite the mistimed goofy jokes, this is a much better Bond movie than people give credit to
84 out of 100
July 16, 2016
This has always been one of my favorites
½ June 15, 2016
An entertaining pre title sequence isn't enough to prevent Octopussy from ranking amongst the lowest of the James Bond films.
½ May 23, 2016
I must take issue with the mediocre reviews. This was one of Roger Moore's finest outings as James Bond. Reviewers at the time agreed to that, and having rewatched a bunch of them lately, I agree. Great action and humor, with no CGI.
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