'Moonraker' Critic Reviews

65%
MovieWeb:   3 reviews
62%
Rotten Tomatoes:   40 reviews
  • Vincent Canby New York Times (Top Critic)
    80
    It's one of the most buoyant Bond films of all.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    Moonraker is a movie by gadgeteers, for gadgeteers, about gadgeteers. Our age may be losing its faith in technology, but James Bond sure hasn't.
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Dave Kehr Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    Lewis Gilbert directed, but the real auteur of the series is production designer Ken Adam, whose spectacular chrome and plastic sets define Bond's world and technological ethic.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Variety Staff Variety (Top Critic)
    Christopher Wood's script takes the characters exactly where they always go in a James Bond pic and the only question is whether the stunts and gadgets will live up to expectations. They do.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    75
    While parts of Moonraker are rather silly, solid special effects, well-executed action sequences, and a strict reliance upon the 'Bond Formula' keep this film among Moore's better entries as the British superspy.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Frank Rich TIME Magazine (Top Critic)
    Broccoli just keeps piling on the goodies: lush Ken Adam sets, gadgetry and gams galore, super stunts and effects.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Austin Kennedy Film Geek Central
    88
    Thank God for MOONRAKER!
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Nick Rogers Suite101.com
    30
    James Bond would have to go back to Earth in "For Your Eyes Only" because "Moonraker" is truly a stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy
    40
    The "Bond In Space" angle is all we need to write Moonraker off as daft, but... the whole script is a messy disaster.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Peter Canavese Groucho Reviews
    63
    Primo kids' stuff, but under-satisfying for adults. [Blu-ray]
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jay Antani Filmcritic.com
    60
    ludicrous but enjoyable hooey
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Dennis Schwartz Ozus' World Movie Reviews
    42
    One of the silliest and worse ones in the series.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Film4
    An ill-conceived and frankly quite silly Bond-meets-sci-fi experiment.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • TV Guide's Movie Guide
    63
    The gadgets are up to the usual Bond standards, but fancy effects do not a movie make, and 007 is less satisfying floating around in space than when his feet are more or less firmly planted on the ground.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Ian Nathan Empire Magazine
    40
    Bond meets Star Wars in one of the series' sillier outings.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Stefan Birgir Stefansson sbs.is
    75
    Moore is in full swing
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com
    80
    You know you love it.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Time Out
    The space-age plot is spread dangerously thin, the fights all tend to slapstick, and the wanton destruction has become rather too predictable. But it's held together by likeable performances.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Christopher Null Filmcritic.com
    60
    It's exactly that ridiculousness that makes it so enjoyable.
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Victoria Alexander FilmsInReview.com
    20
    Another buffoon 007 by Moore
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Nicolas Lacroix EnPrimeur.ca
    20
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Luis Martinez Cinenganos
    80
    A classic Bond movie; girls, action and style
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Rob Blackwelder SPLICEDWire
    20
    Full Review » 11 years ago