The best of the James Bond adventures starring Roger Moore as tuxedoed Agent 007, this globe-trotting thriller introduced the steel-toothed Jaws (played by seven-foot-two-inch-tall actor Richard Kiel) as one of the most me... more »morable and indestructible Bond villains. Jaws is so tenacious, in fact, that Moore looks genuinely frightened, and that adds to the abundant fun. This time Bond teams up with yet another lovely Russian agent (Barbara Bach) to track a pair of nuclear submarines that the nefarious Stromberg (Curt Jürgens) plans to use in his plot to start World War III. Featuring lavish sets designed by the great Ken Adam (Dr. Strangelove), The Spy Who Loved Me is a galaxy away from the suave Sean Connery exploits of the 1960s, but the film works perfectly as grandiose entertainment. From cavernous undersea lairs to the vast horizons of Egypt, this Bond thriller keeps its tongue firmly in cheek with a plot tailor-made for daredevil escapism. --Jeff Shannon« less
Classic Roger Moore 007 Bond, James Bond! The 7 feet 2 inches Richard Kiel "Jaws" is the best!
The Best Bond Movie
Thor | Netherlands | 10/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best Bond movie It has all the elements you expect in a Bond picture. Action, great special effects, a lovely Bond girl, great music, and a perfect Bond.
Roger Moore knows after two movies, exactly how he has to play bond. A though, humerous and serious Bond.
Barbara Bach is just lovely in this movie. She is beautiful and plays the russian agent Anya perfectly. The most beautiful Bond girl.
The villain, played by Curt Jurgens, is evil and a perfect adversarry.
Richard Kiel is the most rememberale Villain side-kick. He is a perfect match for Bond, and has a nice weapon... Talking about dropping in for a bite...
-The Best Bond movie! See it for yourself! It will enjoy you until the last minute! "
The Best Bond
P. Ammon | 03/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my favourite Bond movie and I have seen them all. Here are some of its assets:
- Great locations: Egypt, Sardinia, makes you want to be there as well - The best Bond villain: Jaws - A sexy and intelligent Bond girl + a sexy and ruthless female villain, Naomi (her role should have been longer) - One of the best enemy hideouts, Atlantis, a giant waterworld fortress and the inside of a huge oil tanker - The sets inside Atlantis and the tanker don't have this cheap plastic filmset look that you have in the enemy hideouts of the earlier Connery movies - Roger Moore delivering his strongest performance - The gadgets are also great, especially the Lotus Esprit that also functions as a submarine - Bond's love interest nearly is his equal in her abilities, not some Bimbo, like in many other Bond movies
All in all, a great movie, I've probably watched it dozens of times with a cask of beer and some crackers, always makes a great Bond evening"
Nobody does it better...
Gary Selikow | Great Kush | 08/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"James Bond is assigned to foil the plans of the evil Stromberg (Curt Jürgens) to destroy the world, so that he can create an underwater utopia. As Stromberg and his criminal syndicate have targeted both the Soviets and the Americans/British, he is lucky to be teamed up with the lovely Russian agent Triple X-Anya Amosova, played by the gorgeous Barbara Bach.
Bach plays my second favourite Bond girl-and the Bond girls are ALL so exquisite that they are hard to choose between.
Bond engages with several other beauties from the Swiss Alps to the deserts of Egypt ( a scantily clad belly dancing bevy of lovelies , are one of the magnificent delights Bond comes across when visiting his Egyptian host).to the Sardinia, where Stromberg's underwater compound is based.
In this one the frightening Jaws is also introduced as Stromberg's bloodthirsty assassin, , with his metallic razor sharp fangs, which cut through metal bars and chains, the necks of several of his victims, and even a man-eating shark. Jaws also crawls out of various seeming deaths-the perfect foil to Bond, as he has appeared as Bond's nemesis in several subsequent 007 flix.
This is certainly the best of all the Roger Moore Bond's, and while Moore's over-flippant style can be irritating, the surrounding, the action and the ladies let him get away with it , in this one at least.
The theme song by Carly Simon -Nobody Does it Better- is the best Bond theme song.
The Spy Who LOVED Me, Not SHAGGED Me!
J.C. Correa | New York, USA | 06/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One has to admit that the title used for the sequel to Austin Powers was indeed very funny. But how many out there actually remember what its original source is, or for that matter, how good a film "The Spy Who Loved Me" actually was? This movie is the pinacle of the Roger Moore era and features his best performance as 007. But that is only the tip of the iceberg. The film has every element that makes a great James Bond film: a good villain with a great scheme (the dream of an underwater civilization), an even better henchman in Jaws (before he became a cartoon), one of the best and most beautiful Bond ladies (Barbara Bach as Russian agent XXX), perhaps second only to "Dr. No's" Ursulla Andress (although this one is a lot more liberated and sophisticated), exotic locales (Egypt, Sardinia), a fantastic gadget in the Lotus Espirit submarine car, which some might feel even rivals the original Aston Martin, an unforgetable title song (Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better"), and what is perhaps the most breathtaking stunt in the series (the ski-parachute jump in the opening sequence). The only slightly dissappointing aspect of the DVD is that the commentary by the director and crew is not as informative as most of the others. But the film is too good to even let that bother you."