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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Roger Moore
Barbara Bach
Curt Jurgens
Richard Kiel
Caroline Munro
Directors
Lewis Gilbert
Screenwriters
Ian Fleming
Richard Maibaum
Christopher Wood
Running Time
125 minutes

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Moore is back for his second crack at a 007 who this time had taken to the Alps


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Plot
When a British and Russian nuclear sub go missing, secret agent James Bond teams up with his USSR counterpart Major Anya Amasova to find them. The investigation leads them to billionaire shipping magnate Karl Stromberg, who has a crackpot scheme to destroy life on the Earth’s surface and create an undersea kingdom.


Verdict
This has a keen sense of patriotic self-mockery , for example: a smirking Bond, caught in bed by his superiors, insists that he is indeed “keeping the British end up.”


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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