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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Glen's willingness to give the action sequences a certain weight and seriousness produces some genuinely exciting moments, yet his work is everywhere undermined by the flatness of the characterizations and the uncertain architecture of the plot."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The action sequences are tighter, the visual gags more inventive, and if the plot is no great shakes, the whole thing is served up with a decent approximation to the old panache."
‑ , Time Out
"More sexual innuendo than usual in provocatively named film."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"While the film is the first of the genuinely bloated Bond movies, it only rarely drags."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Nice title, shame about the movie."
‑ , Film4
"Film's high points are the spectaccular aerial stuntwork marking both the pre-credits teaser and extremely dangerous-looking climax."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Makes no pretense of being based on anything except the Ian Fleming character and the high good humor and wit of the film makers."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Octopussy features 2 stand-out action sequences but for the most part, it's an overlong, sluggish, and schizophrenic entry in the Bond series."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"Bottom-drawer Bond."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One for the die hards. The saving grace here is a knowing sense of humour so lacking in its predecessor, For Your Eyes Only."
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"Bond had degenerated into a male model, and something of a genial anachronism."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"There's a fine line between wit and absurdity, and this particular movie too often falls on the wrong side."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"James Bond is old. Wrinkled-forehead old. Lecherous-coot old. Strategic-hairstyle old. Senior meal-discount old. Simply ... old. That's the biggest takeaway from Roger Moore's second-worst outing as 007, hot on the heels of his second-best."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"Little is added that departs from the Bond formula."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The Roger Moore Bond days are drawing to close, as this weak entry shows."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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