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      Never Say Never Again

      PG 1983 2 hr. 17 min. Action List
      71% 55 Reviews Tomatometer 37% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score An aging James Bond (Sean Connery) makes an uncharacteristic mistake during a routine training mission, leading M (Edward Fox) to believe that the legendary British Intelligence spy is now past his prime. M indefinitely suspends Bond from active duty. However, when SPECTRE member Fatima Bush (Barbara Carrera) and her fellow terrorists successfully steal two nuclear missiles from the U.S. military, M must reinstate Bond, as he is the only agent who can beat SPECTRE at their own game of espionage. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 04 Buy Now

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      While the rehashed story feels rather uninspired and unnecessary, the return of both Sean Connery and a more understated Bond make Never Say Never Again a watchable retread.

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      alan g The worst james bond movie ever. Sean should have have stated retired. Jogging in underear with with sock stays? Video game with shocks? Poor acting. Extremely weak plot. Avoid. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/10/24 Full Review Mul D. B A mostly enjoyable movie for the average viewer but a must-see for the James Bond enthusiast (even though purists eschew this release). Sean Connery returns, after a 12 year absense, to once again play Britain's ultimate spy. Armed with a rapier wit and dripping with Silver Fox machismo, Connery's Bond navigates an obstacle course of Villains and Femme Fatales while romping with a series of beauties headed by a young Kim Bassinger. The more memorable female role, however, is Barbara Carrera's Fatima Blush; a sadistic assassin who clearly enjoys her profession. While the plot is necessarily reminiscent of the earlier Bond film, Thunderball, (the screen play was a preliminary treatment for that film), it still manages to find several new side adventures even if the general plot is familiar. Connery, himself, is very good as are the three other primary actors, Klaus Maria Branduer, Basinger and Carrera. Other than the rehashed central plot, my main criticism would be that it seems to run a bit long and does drag a bit by the latter stages. It is almost as if those involved in the making of this film were milking every last second out of the experience. Ultimately this film was a success and belongs in the pantheon of Bond movies despite being made outside of Eon Productions (which seems to be the primary source of criticism of this film). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/05/24 Full Review Tim M Sean Connery's return to the role of 007 isn't up to par with his glory days, but Never Say Never Again is certainly the superior Bond outing of 1983. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/18/24 Full Review Tony S Good humor in the opening. Who knew free radicals are so funny? Nice pacing throughout for the most part. The evil Spectre organization continues to threaten the world; fortunately, there is James Bond to the rescue. Rowan Atkinson has a small role, and Kim Basinger a much larger one. Some goofy technology, a few plot improbabilities, but overall, an enjoyable addition to the Bond franchise. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/03/23 Full Review Marc F I suppose after a lobotomy, and a dozen martinis it could seem watchable. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 10/31/23 Full Review Rami A Irvin Kershner, who had previously directed The Empire Strikes Back, then directed this Bond movie, bringing back the actor who had vowed never to reprise his role as Bond. Connery's return as Bond was wonderful to behold. And despite being somewhat of a remake of Thunderball, this film was also excellent. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Gary Arnold Washington Post Never Say Never Again is the best acted Bond picture ever made, because it clearly surpasses any predecessors in the area of inventive and clever character delineation. Sep 9, 2015 Full Review Janet Maslin New York Times In Never Say Never Again, the formula is broadened to accommodate an older, seasoned man of much greater stature, and Mr. Connery expertly fills the bill. Oct 23, 2012 Full Review William Thomas Empire Magazine [Connery] does at least handle the whole charade, a retread of Thunderball, with a pleasing sense of irony as he reacquaints himself with old adversary Blofeld (Von Sydow) and thwarts SPECTRE's plans. Rated: 3/5 Oct 13, 2008 Full Review Carson Timar ButteredPopcorn Where Never Say Never Again doesn't come close to what it could have been with the talent and ideas present, it also is far from terrible. Rated: C+ Aug 28, 2022 Full Review Richard Holliss Starburst Superb entertainment. Aug 1, 2022 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com Never Say Never Again does have some points of interest, and is certainly no worse that some of the later Moore efforts Rated: 3/5 Apr 30, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis An aging James Bond (Sean Connery) makes an uncharacteristic mistake during a routine training mission, leading M (Edward Fox) to believe that the legendary British Intelligence spy is now past his prime. M indefinitely suspends Bond from active duty. However, when SPECTRE member Fatima Bush (Barbara Carrera) and her fellow terrorists successfully steal two nuclear missiles from the U.S. military, M must reinstate Bond, as he is the only agent who can beat SPECTRE at their own game of espionage.
      Director
      Irvin Kershner
      Screenwriter
      Lorenzo Semple Jr.
      Production Co
      Eon Productions Ltd.
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 1, 2016
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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