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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Christopher Wood's script takes the characters exactly where they always go in a James Bond pic and the only question is whether the stunts and gadgets will live up to expectations. They do."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The space-age plot is spread dangerously thin, the fights all tend to slapstick, and the wanton destruction has become rather too predictable. But it's held together by likeable performances."
‑ , Time Out
"Thank God for MOONRAKER!"
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"Primo kids' stuff, but under-satisfying for adults. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"An ill-conceived and frankly quite silly Bond-meets-sci-fi experiment."
‑ , Film4
"Broccoli just keeps piling on the goodies: lush Ken Adam sets, gadgetry and gams galore, super stunts and effects."
‑ Frank Rich, TIME Magazine
"Moonraker is a movie by gadgeteers, for gadgeteers, about gadgeteers. Our age may be losing its faith in technology, but James Bond sure hasn't."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"James Bond would have to go back to Earth in "For Your Eyes Only" because "Moonraker" is truly a stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"ludicrous but enjoyable hooey"
‑ Jay Antani,
"Bond meets Star Wars in one of the series' sillier outings."
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"Lewis Gilbert directed, but the real auteur of the series is production designer Ken Adam, whose spectacular chrome and plastic sets define Bond's world and technological ethic."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It's one of the most buoyant Bond films of all."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The "Bond In Space" angle is all we need to write Moonraker off as daft, but... the whole script is a messy disaster."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"One of the silliest and worse ones in the series."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The gadgets are up to the usual Bond standards, but fancy effects do not a movie make, and 007 is less satisfying floating around in space than when his feet are more or less firmly planted on the ground."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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