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December 23, 2018
saw this in the original theater release and many times since. I like it only marginally better than that first viewing. Best pre-title sequence ever of course. Apparently I'm one of the few people who despises the title song. Marks the first film with bad Maurice Binder titles and getting even worse from there (what's the deal with all the gymnastics, some kinda Nadia ComÄneci fetish?). Hamlisch score is the epitome of disco sucks and that much more anachronistic 40 years later. Barbara Bach is so disinterested in her role, that much harder to watch in every repeated viewing. Moore's performance redeems some of it but not all. I also did not think much of Jaws, who became so popular they decided to needlessly bring him back for the next one, and make a mockery of him too. Now reading back what I just wrote, I like the film even less. Oh well!
½ October 10, 2018
This is a sillier Bond adventure with its dated 1970's tendencies, but it's also a fun Bond adventure with one of the most memorable villains in the franchise, the overly powerful Jaws.
The result is good popcorn action, humour, and ridiculousness.
½ September 23, 2018
This disco-era Bond film is bursting with inspired moments, from the gadget-laden Lotus Esprit that transforms into a submarine, to the magnificent sets and impressive stunts, including an unbearably daring ski jump off a mountain. Barbara Bach's Agent XXX holds her own much better than the recent run of slightly clueless Bond Girls, and a deft subplot shows how the repercussions of a past mission comes between the two spies. Roger Moore gives his best performance in the lead role; he looks the part but is also charming and just the right side of cheeky.
September 22, 2018
Roger Moore's third outing is also his best outing. The Spy Who Loved Me is what a Bond movie should be, fun and energetic.
July 27, 2018
Roger Moore at his best, with a good blend of campy, action, and gadgets. The movie holds up remarkably well after 40 years..
July 25, 2018
Finally they managed to correct what happened in the last 4 films of James Bond, this film had everything, was very good. The plot was very good, with a villain with good motivation, good characters, good casting and good BondGirl. Highly recommend.
July 24, 2018
The Spy Who Loved Me is a strong and much more grounded sequel compared to some of Moore's other 007 films.
½ July 24, 2018
Jaws Lights It Up With Mr Bond, His Massive Figure & Infamous Teeth Leave You Gasping In Fear Of His Growling Presence. No Wonder He Brings A Repeat Performance In Bond Films To Follow As He Is An Unforgettable Character, Almost Upstaging Rodger As He Struggles To Overcoming The Strength & Presence Of This Bad Guy. Other Than That Tho, The Story Is Pretty Boring & A By The Numbers Chess Game Of Relationship Double-Cross & Re-Double-Cross.
½ June 9, 2018
Really a great bond film...With an introduction to the immortal this one.
April 22, 2018
As "Live and Let Die" (1973) this one is also action packed and it's very entertaining especially with the villain Jaws.
March 19, 2018
Not fun. Extremely fake looking. Stopped within 29 Mins
January 25, 2018
This is the Bond film that got me hooked on Bond. I was 14 years old and it was 1977 when I saw this for the first time, and it blew me away. It was the first Roger Moore Bond film I saw. When I watch it now I watch it like it was an old friend, but I know that it's not really a great film. It hasn't dated very well, there are plot holes everywhere, and it's all a bit cheesy, but I can't help myself because I love it!
January 7, 2018
One of the best opening stunt scenes, Bond leaps off a cliff followed by a mind boggling ski jump and the Union Jack, famous Lotus Esprit carsub a bit formulaic,
December 29, 2017
It's fun, it's exciting, it has great performances. The villain is.....meh.....even though the ICONIC henchman JAWS is...well...iconic. The Bond girl is great and overall it's just an awesome fun popcorn Bond movie.
½ December 27, 2017
While still being silly at times, The spy who loved me is a classic 007 movie, even with all its flaws.
December 27, 2017
Roger Moore's Goldfinger but not quite as good. The writers went back to what made Bond great and came up with a decent spy movie.
Full of thrills with Moore putting in his best performance to date.
Also the best opening to a Bond movie, it has reached legendary proportions.

Gadgets 5/5 the Lotus esprit became every boys fantasy car
Girls 5/5 Barbara Bach
as Anya Amasova beautiful and deadly
Villain 5/5 The introduction of Richard Kiel
as Jaws adds a menacing and memorable villain
Bond Theme 4.5/5 A belter from Carly Simon
½ December 16, 2017
One of the lesser Bond movies, but still enjoyable, as they all are.
November 7, 2017
The best of Roger Moore's Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me is one of the best in the franchise. Richard Kiel is perfectly menacing as Jaws, the action is top-notch, and the opening credits sequence is fantastic.
½ October 25, 2017
For all its cheese, one of the most enjoyable Bond capers. It's dated badly, particularly the rubbish special FX - and beautiful Barbara Bach gives easily the worst performance in any 007 film - but there's enough incident and fun to compensate, not least the first appearance of the giant Jaws, and a cracking Bond villain in Curt Jurgens' Stromberg.
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