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New York Times:
The film moves along at a serviceable clip, but it seems half an hour too long.
Of Roger Moore's seven James Bond pictures, The Spy Who Loved Me stands out as the best.
The film has its moments -- Kiel's indestructible heavy racks up a good score -- but the rest is desperately weak.
As always, story and plastic character are in the service of comic strip parody.
[The Spy Who Loved Me] gets off to a promising start but proves seriously deficient in staying power.