Parents' Guide to

Never Say Never Again

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Boobs, bombs, and Bond galore in epic 007 thriller.

Movie PG 1983 134 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Misogyny much?

Fugettaboutit! Adults Only. Kids don’t need to be fed more misogynistic nonsense about a martini drinking super man. Bond movies are for big boys, over 25 at least, who wish they were the martini swilling, bad-guy killing, multi-woman-bedding, karate chopping, super spy with the coolest toys. And who understand that they never will be.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (6):

Sean Connery is compelling as an action/adventure star, with his devilish wink and Scottish brogue, but the constant near-nude women in powerless roles here is tiring. James Bond movies might be more appealing if they weren't so royally sexist. More recent Bond movies tone down the overt sexism a bit, but this '80s classic had yet to get with the modern-day program. The action scenes also suffer from being dated. Several fight scenes look like bad WWF matches, replete with furniture smashing and throwing burning liquid in the eyes. And it's excruciatingly long: more than two hours of knife fights, exploding pens, underwater wrestling, tuxedos, and fiendish snarls. Only for true -- and mature -- fans.

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