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: December 18, 1974
DVD Release Date: October 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 45% 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 Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Perfectly embodying the best and worst of the Roger Moore 007 era, this is a fun Bond adventure that ultimately fails to fully meet its potential.

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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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Kenneth Robinson
The Spectator

Merely another Bond film.

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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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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

This is an improvement on Ian Fleming's novel, with Christopher Lee making a fine villain.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Heim
I enjoy this particular entry about on the same level as Moore's previous Bond flick "Live and Let Die", some intriguing elements but the final… 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
KJ Proulx
"The Man with the Golden Gun" is far better than what the reviews are saying, even though I agree with most of the issues. It may have silly action… 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
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