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Octopussy (1983) – A 007 Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Ah Octopussy… often considered to be one of the weakest of all the Bond films with a Roger Moore starting to show his age, a bunch of stilted one liners, John Glen’s direction at its flattest, the pace is painfully low at times and one of the worst and least memorable theme tunes of its era (although Sam Smith still holds that title over all).  It’s a hard film to love.  And certainly it doesn’t help the fact it follows one of Moore’s best in For Your Eyes Only. Yes Octopussy isn’t the best. BUT it’s not all bad – the film opening is action packed and the politics at play are well handled and the film has a few decent set pieces.  And even thought he may be less agile Moore is still full of charm.  One for completists only.

Best Bit: The jet pre-credit sequence

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Diamonds Are Forever, A View To A Kill, Die Another Day, For Your Eyes Only

5 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...