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John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
June 10, 2005
A primetime Bond adventure plus the best Bond movie theme of all time.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
This noisy and wildly violent picture... is evidently pegged to the notion that nothing succeeds like excess. And because it is shamelessly excessive, it is about a half-hour too long.
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
It isn't "Thunderball" and it sure isn't "Goldfinger," but it IS old-school Connery Bond, so obviously it's a darn good time.
| Original Score: 4/5
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
March 22, 2005
Blofeld's volcano hideout is one of the most impressive of Ken Adam's sets for the franchise, and it is a pleasure to watch it be completely destroyed.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
This one is top-heavy with gadgets but weak on plotting and getting everything to work at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Austin Chronicle
October 1, 2003
Connery didn't want to play Bond anymore, and it shows in this forgettable picture.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 19, 2002
One of the weaker Bond films, but still entertaining.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
"great theme song, eye-pleasing scenery"
| Original Score: 3/5
Ali Barclay
July 25, 2001
While Dahl clearly helped thrust Bond into a whole new world of villainy and technology, maybe his concepts were slightly ahead of themselves, or maybe he just tried too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The plot is the problem. It stretches the limits of credibility, even as that word is applied to Bond movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Sean Connery may have been eying retirement, but he and Bond were by now moulded together, his sleek machismo indelibly imprinted on 007 forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Although some may think it's a little too light, the action and soundtrack place this one near the top in the entire Bond series.
Read More | Original Score: 78/100
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
None of Dahl's gifts for dark humor or sparkling writing is evident. Although the script is good, it is a direct descendent of all of the preceding Bond scripts and breaks no new ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000 that some connoisseurs consider a high point in the series and others think is a miss. I favor the latter view.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 13, 1967
There are so many questions that the script never answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Tony Medley
October 29, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 27, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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