The Man with the Golden Gun
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

The Man With the Golden Gun, Roger Moore's second outing as James Bond (Live and Let Die was the first), whisks our hero off to Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and then the South China Sea in search of a solar energy weapon. His opponent is… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A middling Bond film, The Man With the Golden Gun suffers from double entendre-laden dialogue, a noteworthy lack of gadgets, and a villain that overshadows 007.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Roger Moore is a pastry chef's idea of James Bond; but Christopher Lee as the archetype of the evil antagonist makes this 007 outing just about bearable.

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Verina Glaessner
Time Out

Roger Moore's interpretation of Bond is blandness personified.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Action-packed Bond film has sexual situations, shooting.

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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

The best Bonds, like the car that twirls, were sly without quite getting silly. The best Bonds also had Sean Connery, whose absence is sorely felt here.

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Nora Sayre
New York Times

If you enjoyed the early Bond films as much as I did, you'd better skip this one.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

This one has all the right ingredients to be a great Bond flick, I mean Christopher Lee is the main villain! I don't exactly know how they screwed this up, but they did.

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Variety Staff

The comparatively spare arrays of mechanical devices seem more a cost-cutting factor.

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James Berardinelli

The Man with the Golden Gun certainly isn't worth $1 million, but it's fine for the price of a video rental.

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Total Film

This is Bond by numbers: the fast cars, fast boats and fast women are all here, but there's little imagination at work.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Kase Vollebregt
Moore's second outing as Bond is more engaging than the first due to a cheeky script, a better villain, and a more interesting plot.
Al S
A stunningly crafted and purely enjoyable piece of fun. A wickedly entertaining and riveting action film that packs lots of wit, class and thrills. Roger Moore… More
danny d
some great moments, and very entertaining, but the film also suffers from some really silly and nonsensical moments as well. the characters were great, and… More
Josh Lewis
The Man with the Golden Gun continues the silly tone of the Roger Moore era started by Live and Let Die, but the main difference is that this one is vastly more… More
Chris Weber
Roger Moore's second outing as 007 sees him dealing with a plot that connects the then-current energy crisis to the titular character-a hitman whose fee is… More
KJ Proulx
"The Man with the Golden Gun" is far better than what the reviews are saying. It may have silly action sequences and some cheesy side characters that… More