Never Say Never Again

Never Say Never Again

Irvin Kershner (1983)

PG Certificate


Our Score
By the time this movie was released the Bond franchise had become steeped in self-parody, aided hugely by the smirking frivolity of Roger Moore, and it was down to Sean Connery, returning to the role after 12 years, to balance the comic hysteria with action-man authenticity. Connery, ever-aware that he's at the centre of a big, expensive joke, still makes you believe that he's heroic to the core. His well-groomed presence holds the screen with ease and he's flanked here by three charismatic ne'er-do-wells, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max von Sydow and Barbara Carrera. The plot, which owes much to Thunderball, lurches badly at times, but the wild action set pieces, decked out in gals (Kim Basinger among them), gadgets and glib lines, are there to be cherished. Listen out for Q's smart remark about gratuitous sex and violence.



Cast & Crew

James Bond Sean Connery
Largo Klaus Maria Brandauer
Blofeld Max von Sydow
Fatima Blush Barbara Carrera
Domino Kim Basinger
Felix Leiter Bernie Casey
"Q" / Algy Alec McCowen
"M" Edward Fox
Miss Moneypenny Pamela Salem
Nigel Small-Fawcett Rowan Atkinson
Lady in Bahamas Valerie Leon
Kovacs Milow Kirek
Lippe Pat Roach
Patricia Prunella Gee
Jack Petachi Gavan O'Herlihy
Doctor at Shrublands Michael Medwin
Director Irvin Kershner
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: Violence, nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray