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By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

More sexual innuendo than usual in provocatively named film.

Movie PG 1983 131 minutes
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Even the worst Bond movies can be entertaining, but this one seriously pushes the envelope. OCTOPUSSY was the 13th official James Bond film and Roger Moore's sixth of seven appearances in the lead role. John Glen directed, and he was already growing lazy. The movie indulges Moore's taste for ridiculous humor, which might have been fine, except that the movie bungles the more serious aspects of the story. The movie runs awfully long, but the timing is all off. Things seem rushed and clipped when they should have been more exploratory and suspenseful.

Louis Jourdan, who had worked with Hitchcock, Ophuls, and Cukor, does his best as the head villain, but he's limited by the screenplay. Maud Adams falls short with not much to do as the provocatively named title character. Meanwhile, Moore barely seems involved in the story at all and even disguises himself as a clown in one scene, thereby sucking all the dignity out of an otherwise suave and exciting series.

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