Parents' Guide to

The Man with the Golden Gun

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Action-packed Bond film has sexual situations, shooting.

Movie PG 1974 125 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent 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.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (18):

Though it's not one of the very best Bond films, THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN is still an enjoyable thrill ride, thanks in part to its top-notch cast. The suave Christopher Lee is a snaky, silky low-key bad guy, and future Fantasy Island star Herve Villechaize is his polite but vicious sidekick. Britt Ekland and Maud Adams are fine Bond girls, though they don't have the chance to show much strength. Throughout, Hamilton keeps up the pace and includes a number of solid chase scenes, fights, and exotic locations.

Director Guy Hamilton, of Goldfinger, returned to direct this ninth James Bond adventure. It was Hamilton's fourth and final time out on the series, and it was Roger Moore's second time in the lead role. He hadn't yet sunk into the silliness of his later films, although this movie does contain the unfortunate return of the comical redneck sheriff Pepper (Clifton James) from the previous film, Live and Let Die. (This time the sheriff is on an unlikely vacation in Thailand.)

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