The Spy Who Loved Me
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

This James Bond movie sports a labyrinthine story involving outer-space extortion. The leading lady is sexy Russian secret agent Barbara Bach, who joins forces with Bond to foil yet another megalomaniacal villain, who plans to threaten New… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it hints at the absurdity to come in later installments, The Spy Who Loved Me's sleek style, menacing villains, and sly wit make it the best of the Roger Moore era.

TIME Magazine

Never did top that first stunt.

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Time Out

The film has its moments -- Kiel's indestructible heavy racks up a good score -- but the rest is desperately weak.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME is not as good as I remembered it. All of its chases and action were much better in my memories. In reality, they're a bit lackluster.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The ostensible hero is just a fleshy blur.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The film moves along at a serviceable clip, but it seems half an hour too long.

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Nick Rogers

In a tremendous film that shows Moore's Bond still has the old razzle-dazzle, "Nobody Does It Better" isn't just a theme song. It's a forceful and fun statement of purpose, and "Spy" offers the franchise the definitive jolt it so sorely needed.

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Variety Staff

As always, story and plastic character are in the service of comic strip parody.

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James Berardinelli

Of Roger Moore's seven James Bond pictures, The Spy Who Loved Me stands out as the best.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The best combination of japery and seriousness, without descending into the clowning that would be a part of all but one of Moore's subsequent adventures [as Bond].

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
definitely one of the better roger moore entries. bach was great, and jaws is one of my favorite bond villains. the story had its moments where it just got… More
Josh Lewis
Roger Moore's third outing as James Bond reverts back to the old, over the top formula used in "You Only Live Twice" and reminds me of why I… More
Chris Weber
Roger Moore's third outing is not only one his best, nut one of the best in the entire series. The plot is the typical Cold War global domination scheme… More
KJ Proulx
Roger Moore has come out of the trenches and become the next "James Bond!" The previous two entires into the Bond franchise were very strong films,… More
Al S
A dynamic and sensational action-thriller. A bold, fun and compelling Bond film that has two main leads instead of one. Roger Moore and the breathtaking Barbra… More
Everett Johnson
"Spy Who Loved Me" is Moore's third appearance as Bond, and returns to the familiar plot of Bond thwarting a villains attempt to use nuclear… More