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: July 13, 1977
DVD Release Date: October 22, 2002
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79%
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76%

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Critic Score: 79% 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.

Gary Arnold
Washington Post

[The Spy Who Loved Me] gets off to a promising start but proves seriously deficient in staying power.

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Variety Staff
Variety

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

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

With a great villain, the series' definitive henchman, stunning Bond Babes, grand action and an all-time classic theme, this is a Bond film fully worthy of adoration.

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Christopher Porterfield
TIME Magazine

Never did top that first stunt.

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Chris Petit
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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Alan Jones
Radio Times

This exceptional spy escapade is far-fetched mayhem of the highest order, with a welcome accent on character realism rather than just spectacular sets.

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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.

Clancy Sigel
The Spectator

It's good clean British fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
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 fun films, but… 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
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
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