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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
PG
Cast
Sean Connery
Klaus Maria Brandauer
Max Von Sydow
Barbara Carrera
Kim Basinger.
Directors
Irvin Kershner.
Screenwriters
Jack Whittingham
Lorenzo Semple Jr..
Running Time
134 minutes

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Never Say Never Again
The Empire Strikes Back's Irvin Kershner takes over the reigns as Connery returns as 007


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Plot
The evil SPECTRE organisation hijack two nuclear warheads, forving Bond out of retirement in a battle to save the world from terrorism.


Review
“Good to see you, Mr. Bond. Now that you’re on this I hope we’re going to have some gratuitous sex and violence,” enthuses Q as 007 manifests himself once more in the guise of Sean Connery.

Despatched to a health farm to get himself in shape for the mission ahead (and to get a toupee fitted by the looks of things), Big Tam 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 for the underwater hijacking of some nuclear weapons and thus — oh yes — global domination.


Verdict
Connery was perhaps wise to call it quits the first time round.


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Horrifying

It's James Bond with an 80's porn soundtrack, the worst of all Bond films, thankfully not a part of the official collection, and one I shall most certainly NEVER see again. Sean was without doubt a good Bond, once, but this terribly written, produced and directed movie, leaves a shameful, malodorous, stinking pile of waste atop the otherwise exemplary portrayal exhibited in the proceeding 6 Connery Bonds! (EMPIRE gives it 3 stars. WTF?) ... More

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Posted by napchier at 16:27, 17 January 2013 | Report This Post


The problem with this movie is that it's so boring... Boring direction, boring photo, boring editing... Klaus Maria Brandauer looks like he's bored too. But the weirdest thing about this movie is the fact that Kim Basinger got to stay in the movie biz after this braindead performance. ... More

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Posted by larstrygve at 22:40, 29 October 2008 | Report This Post


Sean, nobody does it better

While many seem to despise NSNA, it is in fact a rather enjoable movie - accepting the known storyline - and miles ahead of Roger Moore's Octopussy, which came out half-a-year before. The delight if this film is, you guessed it, Connery returning as 007, who oozes charisma and machismo and proofs that - even at over 50 - he was born to be Bond. But he is not on his own, actingwise, for he has an able cast by his side: Klaus Maria Brandauer makes the fiendish Largo one of the most down-to-ear... More

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Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 23:58, 27 January 2007 | Report This Post


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