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Live And Let Die (1973) – A 007 Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
So after a decade of Connery, a new Bond arrives in the shape of former Saint star Roger Moore. The first thing to note –  Moore is a very different take on Bond.   Less rough and ready, more sophisticated, suave and handsome. He cuts quite the figure in his tailored suits and leather gloves.   And with a new era comes a new take – a much more grounded Bond film less about spaceships and volcanoes, more about vendettas and the heroin trade.  It’s a ballsy move to add a blaxploitation take on the Bond franchise but it works.  It’s part Shaft, part Bond with Yaphet Kotto’s Kanaga bringing a real menace to proceedings. Add in a great theme tune, some solid action and one of my favourite Bond girls in Solitaire. Live And Let Die is a great Bond film and remains, years on, one of my favourites.

Best Bit: THAT theme tune

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, Casino Royale, Shaft

8 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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