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663 Ratings

The Spy Who Loved Me

Directed by Lewis Gilbert
United Kingdom, United States, 1977
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


James Bond joins forces with KGB agent Triple X to investigate the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads.

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The Spy Who Loved Me Directed by Lewis Gilbert

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1978 | 3 nominations including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

BAFTA Awards

1978 | 2 nominations including: Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

Writers Guild of America

1978 | Nominee: Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1978 | 2 nominations including: Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Critics reviews

The movie secured Moore’s superstar status as Bond and started the series back on track for record-breaking profits, for unsurprising reasons. It’s an act of grandiose showmanship, utterly confident in itself, avoiding all discomforting matters and even playing the Cold War for laughs as mutual spy bosses M (Bernard Lee) and KGB chief General Gogol (Walter Gotell) readily team up to take on a common enemy. But it also sports many of the problems with the Moore years.
May 28, 2017
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All of the movie’s humor is at about that level: mildly groan-inducing but never awful And yes, this IS the movie that introduces the gigantic villain named “Jaws,” and yes, he does bite a shark to death herein. But Jaws has his roots in an actual Ian-Fleming-created bad guy, and this movie probably melds Roger Moore’s own insouciant style to an action thriller more organically and effectively than any of the other movies he played Bond in.
October 01, 2012
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It’s the submarine barn and Richard Kiel’s steel-toothed “Jaws” you remember from this one; the ostensible hero is just a fleshy blur.
January 01, 1980
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