Parents' Guide to

The Spy Who Loved Me

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

1977's 007 still gettin' lucky in underwater lair.

Movie PG 1977 127 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

Classic, Roger Moore's Best

Classic villian, henchmen and action sequences make this one great, iconic bond film
age 13+

Happy 50th Anniversary, James Bond!

I think James Bond is a good role model.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (31):

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME was conceived as the biggest James Bond movie ever made, and indeed no expense was spared. A vast soundstage built in England for the ocean-going villain's lair set a world's record for size and was actually dedicated with great ceremony by the British prime minister. Even three decades later, in an era of digital landscapes and countless computer-generated extras, this movie looks impressively huge and also moves with a brisk pace, despite the bulk.

Of course, it is a Bond movie, and sex and spying go together here, almost comically so. That tone is set early on as both Bond and Anya are roused away from their respective bedmates by summonses from headquarters. The pre-AIDS era glamorous, casual sex was as inseparable from the Bond landscape as the action sequences, and comes across as much an unrealistic fantasy as the supervillain's world-domination plans. Still, some parents may find it makes The Spy Who Loved Me unsuitable for smaller kids.

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