Live and Let Die

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

So-so '70s Bond entry has sex, drugs, action, violence.

PG 1973 121 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 18+

Mature film

R: intense violence/throughout, some sex/suggestive images an strong language
age 15+

Ok for an introduction to Moore's Bond films

I feel that with Moore giving more puns than Connery (or at least, it felt like it), Moore was starting to depend on them. Sure enough, he would use a lot of them in his 007 run. He felt kind of passive in this film at times. I was really surprised by the villain in this movie: Yaphet Kotto had a good plot as Dr. Kananga, and he was my favorite aspect of this film. The sheriff was annoying, though. There is the usual amount of Bond sexual content in this film: he's with at least three women (he's shown undressing one), as well as some sexual images of women in various states of undress (including some provocative cards and a suggestive opening titles sequence); there's a fair amount of action violence (including a comic, non-graphic scene of a guy exploding), and some drug content (including a plot involving heroin). If you know to expect these things by now in a Bond film, then I'd say let the parents judge if it's worth watching. As an entertainment film, I thought it was just ok. 6.0/10

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Too much sex
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