• goldeneye film review main
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    Apr

    GoldenEye (1995) – Film Review

    Director: Martin Campbell Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Famke Janssen Certificate: 12 by @Roger Crow Six long years. That’s how long Bond fans waited between 007 offerings. And no, I’m not alluding to the gap between Spectre and No Time to Die. Following the hit and miss Licence to Kill in 1989, James Cameron filled the gap with True Lies, ...
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    Apr

    Licence to Kill (1989) – Film Review

    Director: John Glen Cast: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell Certificate: 15 by @Roger Crow The first time I saw Timothy Dalton’s second film as 007 I had chills. Not because of his performance, which was pretty good, but because I had second degree sunburn after a day on a Newquay beach. We never forget those little details that accompany ...
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    23
    Mar

    The Living Daylights (1987) – Film Review

    Director: John Glen Cast: Timothy Dalton, Maryam D’Abo, John Rhys Davies Certificate: PG A new actor steps into Bond’s shoes, so here are two takes on the same film. by @Roger Crow After years of waiting in the wings, Timothy Dalton finally got his chance to play 007, and what a relief it was. Following three Bond eighties offerings ranging ...
  • a view to a kill film review main
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    Mar

    A View To a Kill (1985) – Film Review

    Director: John Glen Cast: Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Patrick McNee Certificate: PG by @Roger Crow Roger Moore should have left the 007 franchise long before 1985. He was still immensely charismatic, but Bond is a young man’s game, and this was a James too far. So the 14th 007 offering would be his last, and though he thankfully doesn’t dress ...
  • octopussy film review main
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    Mar

    Octopussy (1983) – Film Review

    Director: John Glen Cast: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan Certificate: PG by @Roger Crow British agent 009 does not fare well in the 13th official James Bond movie. Unlucky for some? Well definitely for this 007 fan. Released within months of unofficial Bond offering Never Say Never Again, which saw a bewigged Sean Connery return to the role of ...
  • for your eyes only film review main
    5
    Mar

    For Your Eyes Only (1981) – Film Review

    Director: John Glen Cast: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol Certificate: PG by @Roger Crow It was the summer of 1981 and I couldn’t wait for the next 007 movie. I’d bought the Marvel Comics adaptation from my local newsagent, and could only imagine how exciting the new film would be. After all, Moonraker had been the best Bond so far, ...
  • moonraker film review main
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    Mar

    Moonraker (1979) – Film Review

    Director: Lewis Gilbert Cast: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale Certificate: PG by @Roger Crow Many James Bond fans will laugh at the thought of Moonraker being the best of the saga. They might say it’s got little to do with Ian Fleming’s novel, or it ignores the idea of Bond completely. That’s fine; each to their own. But made ...
  • the spy who loved me film review main
    25
    Feb

    The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) – Film Review

    Director: Lewis Gilbert Cast: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curt Jurgens Certificate: PG by @Roger Crow If there was a potential motto for Roger Moore’s third outing as 007, it was “Go big or go home”. As good as the first two Moore Bond offerings were, those epic battles involving dozens of troops were notably absent. All that would change with ...
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    21
    Feb

    The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) – Film Review

    Director: Guy Hamilton Cast: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland Certificate: PG by @Roger Crow Roger Moore’s second outing as 007 was the one that almost got away. Released a year after Live and Let Die, it wasn’t even a blip on my radar until 1977 when The Spy Who Loved Me hit theatres, and I suddenly wondered what had ...
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    Feb

    Live and Let Die (1973) – Film Review

    Director: Guy Hamilton Cast: Roger Moore, Jane Seymour, Yaphet Kotto Certificate: PG by @Roger Crow It was my fifth birthday in the summer of 1973 when my folks took me to my first 007 movie. Weaned on Disney films and random capers like The Thief Who Came To Dinner, and What’s Up Doc? at the local fleapit, this was a ...