Never Say Never Again
Never Say Never Again (1983)

Essentially, this film is a remake of the 1965 Bond flick Thunderball. James Bond emerges from cozy retirement to cross swords with Largo, a megalomaniacal business exec who steals several nuclear missiles, intending to bring the World… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 17, 2000
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While the rehashed story feels rather uninspired and unnecessary, the return of both Sean Connery and a more understated Bond make Never Say Never Again a watchable retread.

Gary Arnold
Washington Post

Never Say Never Again is the best acted Bond picture ever made, because it clearly surpasses any predecessors in the area of inventive and clever character delineation.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

It is good to see Connery's grave stylishness in this role again. It makes Bond's cynicism and opportunism seem the product of genuine worldliness (and world weariness) as opposed to Roger Moore's mere twirpishness.

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People Magazine

It's not a rap against Roger Moore to say that this film seems to bring James Bond back to life. Sean Connery did, after all, define the character.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

In Never Say Never Again, the formula is broadened to accommodate an older, seasoned man of much greater stature, and Mr. Connery expertly fills the bill.

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Variety Staff

After a 12-year hiatus, Sean Connery is back in action as James Bond. The new entry marks something of a retreat from the far-fetched technology of many of the later Bonds in favor of intrigue and romance.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Sean Connery is still up to par as James Bond in the latest adventure of Agent 007.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Without absolute conviction, no action film can survive: if there's no belief, there's no danger.

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Chris Peachment
Time Out

The action's good, the photography excellent, the sets decent; but the real clincher is the fact that Bond is once more played by a man with the right stuff.

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John Marriott
Radio Times

The plot, which owes much to Thunderball, lurches badly at times, but the wild action set pieces, decked out in gals, gadgets and glib lines, are there to be cherished.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Like most Bond films of the 70s and 80s it didn't exactly age well, but as a guilty pleasure it is still a hell of a lot of a fun. Connery returns one last… More
Aj V
Never been a fan of Bond movies, and I don't know why I've seen so many of them since I'm not a fan. Anyway, I didn't care for this one as… More
Al S
I loved Thunderball but this remake to it is just as fun and a lot more entertaining to watch. An adrenaline-pumping action-packed thriller that you wont help… More
Mike S
This last Bond film with Sean Connery is sadly also his weakest. Not because of his age (he still packs as good of a punch as when he was younger), but due to… More
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Chris Garman
What a ballsy film to do! Honestly, this is a James Bond film that doesn't have Monty Newman's theme, the gun barrel sequence, or Desmond Llewelyn.… More