The Spy Who Loved Me
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Never did top that first stunt."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"The film has its moments -- Kiel's indestructible heavy racks up a good score -- but the rest is desperately weak."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"1977's 007 still gettin' lucky in underwater lair."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"As the Bond series moved deeper into the 1970s, the emphasis moved away from the inventive scripts that made the best Sean Connery films fine examples of the spy genre and toward the kind of feats of daring and visual spectacle."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The ostensible hero is just a fleshy blur."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The film moves along at a serviceable clip, but it seems half an hour too long."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"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."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Overwhelmed with its cartoonish absurdity."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"... the first truly original Bond movie, this one is actually more tightly constructed than several of the adaptations and remains consistently surprising and witty."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"As always, story and plastic character are in the service of comic strip parody."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Of Roger Moore's seven James Bond pictures, The Spy Who Loved Me stands out as the best."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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]."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It may not be Fleming but it is terrific fun."
‑ Ian Freer, Empire Magazine
"007 lives in the best of the Moore Bonds ..."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
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