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The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) – A 007 Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Man with the Golden Gun was one of my most watched Bond films growing up.  Probably more than even Goldfinger.  Watching this back years later it’s fair to say that I probably over rated it somewhat – The Man with the Golden Gun does have issues (not least the odd Smokey And The Bandit styled JW Pepper return).   There’s still lots to enjoy – Roger Moore is still super solid as Bond, the martial arts undertones add a fun and unique layer to the film and the continuation of more intimate Bond centric stories serve the character far better than it’s world threatening super villains that would come down the line.  Also Christopher Lee is excellent, delivering one of the best and most memorable Bond villains yet.  So a mixed bag for sure and maybe not ‘Premium’ Bond but its far from boring.

Best Bit: Christopher Lee is excellent as Scaramanga

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Live And Let Die, Enter The Dragon, The Spy Who Loved Me

6 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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