Octopussy (1983)

Nobody does it better than Bond as can be seen in this rip-roaring espionage adventure. This time 007 (Roger Moore) must deal with a crazy Russian general who wants to blow up West Germany with a nuclear bomb. In order to stop him, Bond… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 17, 2000
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a couple of electrifying action sequences, Octopussy is a formulaic, anachronistic Bond outing.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Time Out

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

More sexual innuendo than usual in provocatively named film.

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Variety Staff

Film's high points are the spectaccular aerial stuntwork marking both the pre-credits teaser and extremely dangerous-looking climax.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Makes no pretense of being based on anything except the Ian Fleming character and the high good humor and wit of the film makers.

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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

Octopussy features 2 stand-out action sequences but for the most part, it's an overlong, sluggish, and schizophrenic entry in the Bond series.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Bond had degenerated into a male model, and something of a genial anachronism.

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James Berardinelli

There's a fine line between wit and absurdity, and this particular movie too often falls on the wrong side.

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Nick Rogers

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
"Octopussy", the 13th James Bond movie, is Roger Moore's best 007 picture. This is a very entertaining adventure with some excellent performances… More
Josh Lewis
The 13th entry in the Bond series suffers from a weak and confusing plot that tries to mix together too many elements that only jumble up the story instead of… More
Chris Weber
Entry 13 in the Bond franchise (and Moore's second to last portrayal of the character) is easily one of the weaker and sillier ones. And to think they did… More
Al S
A tremendously enjoyable and pulse-pounding action-packed thrill-ride. It`s loaded with tons of suspense, humor, surprisingly good romance and exciting action… More
danny d
A solid addition, and one of the better scripts for the roger moore era. the epitome of bond ethos is featured here, with excellent use of villains and… More
Everett Johnson
In the 13th Bond movie, "Octopussy" continues along the general trend as most of the Moore Bond movies do. It has good action sequences, a cheesy… More

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