James Bond (Roger Moore)

LIVE & LET DIE (PG)
D: Guy Hamilton
United Artists/Eon (Harry Saltzman)
UK 🇬🇧 1973
121 mins

Action/Thriller

W: Tom Mankiewicz [based on the novel by Ian Fleming]
DP: Ted Moore
Mus: George Martin; Paul McCartney

Roger Moore (James Bond), Yaphet Kotto (Dr. Kanaga / Mr. Big), Jane Seymour (Solitaire), Julius Harris (Tee Hee Johnson)

Roger Moore steps into the role of James Bond following Sean Connery's exodus from the role and the emphasis turns to witty one-liners and high profile stunts rather than spy espionage.
The plot is nonsensically entertaining enough, with 007 visiting the Caribbean to put the skids on a heroin-dealing cartel headed by a fortune-telling witch doctor.
Some may feel that the film's finest asset is its theme song, written & performed by Paul and Linda McCartney.
6/10

Jane Seymour & Roger Moore in Live & Let Die
Jane Seymour & Roger Moore in Live & Let Die
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (PG)
D: Guy Hamilton
United Artists/Eon (Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli)
UK 🇬🇧 1974
125 mins

Action/Thriller

W: Richard Maibaum & Tom Mankiewicz [based on the novel by Ian Fleming]
DP: Ted Moore & Oswald Morris
Ed: Raymond Poulton & John Shirley
Mus: John Barry
PD: Peter Murton

Roger Moore (James Bond), Christopher Lee (Francisco Scaramanga), Britt Ekland (Mary Goodnight), Maud Adams (Andrea Anders), Hervé Villechaize (Nick Nack)

Roger Moore's second outing as James Bond sees agent 007 travel to the Far East to take out a professional assassin named Scaramanga.
Moore's smarmy performance aside, the film itself is great fun, albeit complete nonsense in comparison to the Connery Bond movies. Britt Ekland makes a memorable Bond girl, while Christopher Lee and midget actor Hervé Villachaize make a great pair of villains.
Definitely one of Moore's better movies as the British secret agent.
6/10
 
Christopher Lee & Roger Moore in The Man With The Golden Gun
Christopher Lee & Roger Moore in The Man With The Golden Gun
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (PG)
D: Lewis Gilbert
United Artists/Eon (Albert R. Broccoli)
UK 🇬🇧 1977
125 mins

Action/Thriller

W: Christopher Wood & Richard Maibaum [based on the novel by Ian Fleming]
DP: Claude Renoir
Mus: Marvin Hamlisch
PD: Ken Adam 


Roger Moore (James Bond), Barbara Bach (Anya Amasova), Curt Jürgens (Karl Stromberg), Richard Kiel (Jaws), Caroline Munro (Naomi), Walter Gotell (Gen. Gogol), Bernard Lee (M), Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny)

Bond outing number 3 for Roger Moore and the tenth film for the series in total.
There's not much to set it aside from the rest of the pack, with the usual luxuriant locations, fast car chases, gimmicky gadgets and impressive stunts. 
There are some moments of originality, as agent 007 teams up with a glamorous Russian spy to defeat a megalomaniac villain with an underwater missile base. The memorable 8-foot villain with metal teeth, nicknamed "Jaws" is also introduced, returning to a lesser degree in the next film, Moonraker.
Nowhere near as good as other films in the series, but it does feature one of the best Bond songs ("Nobody Does It Better").
6/10
 
Roger Moore & Richard Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me
Roger Moore & Richard Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me
Outer space now belongs to 007
Outer space now belongs to 007
MOONRAKER (PG)
D: Lewis Gilbert
United Artists/Eon (Albert R. Broccoli)
UK 🇬🇧 1979
126 mins

Action/Adventure/Science Fiction

W: Christopher Wood [based on the novel by Ian Fleming]
DP: Jean Tournier
Ed: John Glen
Mus: John Barry
PD: Ken Adam 

Roger Moore (James Bond), Lois Chiles (Holly Goodhead), Michael Lonsdale (Hugo Drax), Richard Kiel (Jaws)

One of the silliest James Bond films, with the British agent investigating the disappearance of a space shuttle during a test flight in Venice, Rio, the Amazon & finally on the lunar surface.
With Roger Moore starring as the main character, it's all geared towards comedy and cheesy one-liners. There are just about enough action scenes to whet the appetite, but giant henchman Jaws is written out of the plot in a ridiculously pathetic way.
The plot also has very little to do with Ian Fleming's original novel, so this is an adaptation in name only.         
Entertaining enough for an action-adventure, but equally tacky. Some of the visual effects are good, but it's certainly amongst the weaker Bond movies, not just of the Roger Moore canon, but of all the series.
4/10

Lois Chiles & Roger Moore in Moonraker
Lois Chiles & Roger Moore in Moonraker
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (PG)
D: John Glen
United Artists/Eon (Albert R. Broccoli)
UK 🇬🇧 1981
127 mins

Action/Adventure

W: Richard Maibaum & Michael G. Wilson [based on the short stories 'For Your Eyes Only' & 'Risico' by Ian Fleming]
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: John Grover
Mus: Bill Conti
PD: Peter Lamont
Cos: Elizabeth Waller

Roger Moore (James Bond), Carole Bouquet (Melinda Havelock), Topol (Milos Columbo), Lynn-Holly Johnson (Bibi Dahl), Julian Glover (Aristotle Kristatos)

Roger Moore's fifth outing as James Bond takes the British spy to the Coast of Greece where he goes through the usual action set-pieces and stunts to beat the bad guys with the usual gadgets and fodder.
Entertaining for its duration, but becomes a bit of a blur amongst the more memorable films of the franchise. The title song performed by Sheena Easton is probably its biggest asset.
6/10

For Your Eyes Only
For Your Eyes Only
Nobody does him better
Nobody does him better
OCTOPUSSY (PG)
D: John Glen
Eon/Danjaq (Albert R. Broccoli)
UK 🇬🇧 1983
131 mins

Action/Thriller

W: George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum & Michael G. Wilson [based on characters created by Ian Fleming]
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Peter Davies & Henry Richardson
Mus: John Barry

Roger Moore (James Bond), Maud Adams (Octopussy), Louis Jourdan (Kamal Khan), Kristina Wayborn (Magda), Kabir Bedi (Gobinda)

James Bond returns in this far-fetched adventure, sending him to the Middle East to take on an Arabic prince and escape the clutches of a seductive woman who between them plan to steal priceless treasures.

One of the weakest Bond films, even by Roger Moore's standards, when the emphasis was on expensive stunts, cheesy one-liners and a ridiculous scene in which 007 dresses up like a clown. Yup, it's that sort of movie.

4/10

Octopussy
Octopussy
A VIEW TO A KILL (PG)
D: John Glen
MGM-United Artists/Eon (Albert R. Broccoli)
UK 🇬🇧 1985
121 mins

Action/Adventure/Thriller

W: Richard Maibaum & Michael G. Wilson [based on the story "From A View To A Kill" by Ian Fleming]
DP: Alan Hume
Ed: Peter Davies
Mus: John Barry

Roger Moore (James Bond), Christopher Walken (Max Zorin), Grace Jones (May Day), Tanya Roberts (Stacey Sutton), Patrick Macnee (Sir Godfrey Tibbett), David Yip (Chuck Lee), Fiona Fullerton (Pola Ivanova)

Aside from (probably) the best ever Bond theme (by Duran Duran), everything else about A View To A Kill is rather bland and unmemorable, not to say incredibly flawed with its technical aspects and the fact that the lead actor was getting far too old for these shenanigans.
It's the usual formula of car chases, expensive stunts and visual effects as 007 takes on a ruthless international businessman, this time in the form of Christopher Walken, before a big action finale atop the Golden Gate Bridge.
It saw Roger Moore's final performance as the British agent, before the torch was passed to Timothy Dalton to play the character  in the next film of the series (The Living Daylights).
5/10

Roger Moore in A View To A Kill
Roger Moore in A View To A Kill