Octopussy (1983)

This (13th) time around, 007 (once again played by Roger Moore) receives the usual call to come and visit M when another agent drops off a fake Faberge jeweled egg at the British embassy in East Berlin and is later killed at a traveling… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 10, 1983
DVD 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.

Gary Arnold
Washington Post

It's a pleasure to report that the James Bond company is confidently back on the beam.

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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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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Considering Bond gets disguised as an ape, a crocodile and a clown, the film has a lot more to be embarrassed about than its title.

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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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John Preston
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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David Parkinson
Radio Times

This was the 13th Bond movie and it's possibly the most frivolous in the series to date (it's certainly the most careless).

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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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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

[Director John Glen] keeps the excitement level high for an hour or so, then lets the show slip into the doldrums.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
What has happened to the James Bond franchise? Sure, Roger Moore has had his ups and downs, but it seems as though he has almost lost his touch as to what makes… 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
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