The Man With The Golden Gun details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Roger Moore, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Clifton James, Marc Lawrence, Bernard Lee, Soon-Teck Oh, Richard Loo|
The Man With The Golden Gun
|Run time:||1 hour 59 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 Nov 2003|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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One of the more enjoyable Bond filmsBy a customer from Prescot... Merseyside , 22 Feb 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]This film with its story based around a solar energy system will remain one of the more uptodate bond films for a long time to come. Roger Moore excels as ususal
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Not a gold standard Bond filmBy The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 17 Feb 2013The 9th Bond film and the second of the Roger Moore series. I have never been a fan of the Bond films where Bond is played by Roger Moore. I could never take him seriously as a hard , cruel and dangerous agent. This story is mainly a thriller but does include the rather embarrassing humour of Nak the midget butler. Also the state trooper is in it again and there is the flying car. The plot of this Bond film is weak and there is no big set. This film is however famous for the Thailand island that the villain Scaramanga live on.
The Man with the Golden GunBy lukemcgrath (28 reviews) from Newcastle upon Tyne , 11 Nov 2011The Man with the Golden Gun puts a quick halt on any credulity in the Roger Moore years. Truly anarchic plotting and tone add up to a joyless mission.
Below par BondBy Bassman71 (701 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 26 Apr 2011MI6 get sent golden bullet with 007 on it, tell James Bond to take leave, Bond has other ideas & goes after evil genius.
Below par Bond romp with Roger Moore showing that he can only play himself (the bit where he portrays Scaramanga reminded me of Stella Street) & despite having Christopher Lee as the evil genius he just doesn't have enough to do.
Britt Ekland looks the part but is quite wooden although Maud Adams is much better & despite the awful theme song the incidental music isn't bad.
There's also quite a bit of martial arts in this which I assume was prompted by the kung-fu fever of the early seventies.
Cranky and lightweightBy InspectorSands (209 reviews) from London , 05 Sep 2009Seemingly rush released to capitalise on the success of Live And Let Die, this follow-up lacks the idiosyncratic voodoo motif that gave Roger Moore's debut its sinister edge. Much of this film is somewhat flaccid. The first hour resembles an episode of The Saint, as Moore is in whimsical detective mode, heading off to exotic locales quite obviously at Pinewood. It's an hour before the first action scene, and it's embarrassingly bad, a Hong Kong boat chase with silly humour, not a patch of the Mississippi airborn speadboat chase in its predecessor.
Christopher Lee should make a good villain, but it's clear after a while that he doesn't even loathe Bond or have anything much against him! There's also loads of artless exposition to explain who this guy is and why the tacked-on solar energy plot matters.
And while the villain is charm personified, everyone else - M, Moneypenny, Q and main Bond girl Britt Eckland - is decidedly cranky with one other, perhaps to lend some bite to the proceedings.
Golden Gun is Bond at a low ebb and in many ways it's just a kids' movie, and an inferior one at that. He'd bounce back with The Spy Who Loved Me.
Golden GunBy a customer from Stoke-on-Trent , 03 Sep 2009I love me Bond films - watch em all like I have!!!