Live and Let Die
Live and Let Die (1973)

Roger Moore makes his first appearance as "Bond...James Bond" in 1973's Live and Let Die. Bond is dispatched to the States to stem the activities of Mr. Big (Yaphet Kotto), who plans to take over the Western Hemisphere by… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 19, 1999
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While not one of the highest-rated Bond films, Live and Let Die finds Roger Moore adding his stamp to the series with flashes of style and an improved sense of humor.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Guy Hamilton's direction lacks enthusiasm and pace, while even the art direction -- long the Bond films' real secret weapon -- seems to have fallen to a shrunken budget.

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Time Out

Two hours long and anti-climactic, but Bond fans won't be disappointed.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

So-so '70s Bond entry has sex, drugs, action violence.

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Variety Staff

The comic book plot meanders through a series of hardware production numbers.

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Roger Greenspun
New York Times

Live and Let Die has been especially well photographed and edited, and it makes clever and extensive use of its good title song, by Paul and Linda McCartney.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

I can see how many people can be entertained by this ludicrous film, but not because it's good. It features an outstanding performance from Moore and has an enjoyably bad Blaxploitation thing going on here, but not much else.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Setting aside an allright speedboat spectacular over land and water, the film is both perfunctory and predictable -- leaving the mind free to wander into the question of its overall taste. Or lack of it.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It doesn't have the wit and it doesn't have the style of the best Bond movies.

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Total Film

Roger Moore's first 007 job is still top entertainment.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Kase Vollebregt
'Live and Let Die' does not provide much value other than showcasing Moore as his first outing as Bond, all devilish winks and suave tongue-in-cheek… More
Josh Lewis
Roger Moore's first outing as James Bond is one of the worst in the series thanks to a laughable story, bad pacing, and an overall lack of fun that Bond… More
danny d
unconventional from most bond films in many of its details, the film offers a surprisingly effective set of baddies and the mesmerizing jane seymour as one of… More
Al S
Definitely one of my favorite Bond films. Roger Moore gives a great and dazzling performance as Bond, he`s sharp, charming, funny and endlessly cool playing the… More
Chris Weber
Okay, so despite my preference for less overtly silly and campy directions in the Bond films, this ranks as one of my personal favorites, simply because,… More
KJ Proulx
I fell in love with this bond entry right from the start. Roger Moore kicks it up a notch in this new take on the James Bond character, making his this… More