Never Say Never Again 1983

Critics score:
63 / 100

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Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Without absolute conviction, no action film can survive: if there's no belief, there's no danger. Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: In Never Say Never Again, the formula is broadened to accommodate an older, seasoned man of much greater stature, and Mr. Connery expertly fills the bill. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: It's a major disappointment that, having lured back the original 007, the film makers couldn't offer him something better than this drawn-out, hackneyed story. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Ah, yes, James, it is good to have you back again. Read more

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine: It is good to see Connery's grave stylishness in this role again. It makes Bond's cynicism and opportunism seem the product of genuine worldliness (and world weariness) as opposed to Roger Moore's mere twirpishness. Read more

Chris Peachment, Time Out: The action's good, the photography excellent, the sets decent; but the real clincher is the fact that Bond is once more played by a man with the right stuff. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: After a 12-year hiatus, Sean Connery is back in action as James Bond. The new entry marks something of a retreat from the far-fetched technology of many of the later Bonds in favor of intrigue and romance. Read more

Gary Arnold, Washington Post: Never Say Never Again is the best acted Bond picture ever made, because it clearly surpasses any predecessors in the area of inventive and clever character delineation. Read more