The film that turned Roger Moore's 007 appearances into memorable film as Roger Moore finally hitting his own style and doing it perfectly. It is hugely entertaining withaction and cool gadgets turning the film series into an old-fashioned 1930s serial where every scene pits our hero into a bigger danger than before. Great set designs and villains make the film look like a classic comic strip. Escapism at it's best.
Roger Moore ne sera jamais Sean Connery et les premiers films de la série des "James Bond 007" ne seront à priori jamais dépassés voire égalés dans leur virtuosité et leur panache. Trop d'intérêt et de fric à défendre. Ici, à voir pour les seconds rôles. Restent tout de même pour notre admiration, l'immensité et la maîtrise des trucages dus au génie créateur de l'incontournable Kean Adam... www.cinefiches.com
One of my absolute favorite Bond films. This one has everything, a badass car that doubles as a submarine, an extremely hot Bond girl in the form of Barbara Bach, who would later marry Ringo Starr, a crazy henchman, aptly named Jaws, the extravagant villain who really isn't that intimidating, and Roger Moore at his most badass as the gentleman secret agent.
With the incidental killing of a rival during pre-credit action, film introduces a theme of morality that few other Bond movies engage. Bond must come to terms with the reality that he killed an opposing agent & as such created a rift in the life of his lover, a spy for the KGB. Beyond this, it's an old-fashioned romp, full of big action, bad puns & chicanery, but the rare gesture toward real emotion is appreciated.
A personal Roger Moore-era ranking: 1. The Spy Who Loved Me 2. Octopussy 3. The Man with the Golden Gun 4. Live and Let Die 5. Moonraker 6. For Your Eyes Only (sorry Bresson!) 7. A View to a Kill. Best viewed in a delirious marathon session when either sick with the flu, depressed, or in need of comforting childhood memories.
After a dynamite second act to the franchise began in '73 followed by a pretty strong second entry this third Moore 'Bond flick' moved the franchise into a campier arena. Neither the villian or the bond girl this time around are especially memorable. Some excellent stunt work and memorable score and song by Hamlisch but otherwise very slight. Many Bond fans love the cartoonish 'Jaws" but alas i'm not one of them.
Awesome Bond pre-credit sequence. One of the best Maurice Binder titles. Great theme song music by Hamlisch and Simon, who knock it out of the park. Beautiful exotic locations. Incredible sets designed by Ken Adam with no CGI help. Fun villain henchman, almost out of a comic book. Finally, Commander Bond in a Naval uniform! Probably Moore's best Bond film.
The Spy Who Loved Me is everything a Bond film should be: charming, exciting, and massive-scale. Roger Moore gives his best performance as 007, paired with Russian agent Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach) as they attempt to foil the plot of villain Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens). Spy also features the memorable Lotus Esprit submarine and steel-toothed Jaws (Richard Kiel) in a tour de force of epic proportions.