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Moonraker

By Alistair Lawrence, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Vintage Bond has violence, innuendo, sexism, and peril.

Movie PG 1979 126 minutes
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One of the iconic Roger Moore-Bond movies, Moonraker has for years divided fans of the series. A commercial smash praised by many for its ambitious set pieces and playful tone, critics argue that this is the point where 007 slipped into self-parody. More than 40 years after its release, it's difficult not to see it as a bit of both. While boasting a strong cast and impeccable production design, there's also a feeling that the franchise is casting around for new ideas and not quite knowing where to turn next.

It took a Jason Bourne-inspired reboot in the 2000s for the Bond series to become a pop culture staple again. But if you can forgive Moonraker's heavily-dated portrayal of women and minorities, it succeeds in its goal of offering some well-intentioned escapism. Just don't look too hard for a plot or question why everyone's wearing yellow jumpsuits in space.

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