The Man with the Golden Gun

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

age 13+

Action-packed Bond film has sexual situations, shooting.

PG 1974 125 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 15 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

After watching this with my kids I felt the need to give a heads up

I wanted to watch this with my kids (ages 10 and 12) before visiting Thailand. Mistake. Naked and bikini clad women. A naked woman in the pool named "Chew Me." A strip club scene with a woman's butt in your face. A scene where James beds a woman while another woman is waiting in the closet for her turn. Bad messages I didn't want my preteen boys to hear. Miss Moneypenny says to James "I do lots of things well that you don't take advantage of James" while giving him the up and down eyes. James was an a-hole and women were falling all over him. The only scene I really enjoyed was the boat chase. Everything else was cringey.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 12+

Cheesy but still enjoyable

I enjoy this film, mainly because of nostalgia, but I feel that this film still falls flat because of how cheesy it is. But Christopher Lee's villian and some of the action scenes saves this film from being a disaster and entertaining nonetheless.

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