“Moonraker Is A Straight Up Goofy Ball.”
“Look After Mr. Bond. See That Some Harm Comes To Him.”
“You See This Is A Prime Example Of The Greatest Compliment A Film Can Get.”
It's one of the most buoyant Bond films of all.
Vincent Canby - New York Times
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.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Dave Kehr - Chicago Reader
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.
Variety Staff - Variety
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.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Broccoli just keeps piling on the goodies: lush Ken Adam sets, gadgetry and gams galore, super stunts and effects.
Frank Rich - TIME Magazine
Thank God for MOONRAKER!
Austin Kennedy - Film Geek Central
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.
Nick Rogers - Suite101.com
The "Bond In Space" angle is all we need to write Moonraker off as daft, but... the whole script is a messy disaster.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
Primo kids' stuff, but under-satisfying for adults. [Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
ludicrous but enjoyable hooey
Jay Antani - Filmcritic.com
One of the silliest and worse ones in the series.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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.
- TV Guide's Movie Guide
Bond meets Star Wars in one of the series' sillier outings.
Ian Nathan - Empire Magazine
An ill-conceived and frankly quite silly Bond-meets-sci-fi experiment.
Moore is in full swing
Stefan Birgir Stefansson - sbs.is
You know you love it.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
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.
- Time Out
It's exactly that ridiculousness that makes it so enjoyable.
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
Chuck O'Leary - Fantastica Daily
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Another buffoon 007 by Moore
Victoria Alexander - FilmsInReview.com
Nicolas Lacroix - EnPrimeur.ca
A classic Bond movie; girls, action and style
Luis Martinez - Cinenganos
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
Moonraker is a freefall of fun-filled entertainment.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - Spirituality and Practice
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Chris Barsanti - Filmcritic.com
Tasty James Bond 70s cheese. Any cheesier and the film would have to come in a spray can.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
Possibly the worst Bond film.
Matt Bailey - Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Bottom of the barrel Bond
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
This is a Bond with some bite -- albeit silvery!
Michael Szymanski - Zap2it.com
007 goes Star Wars in this, the silliest of all Bond's adventures.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Frivolous, yes, but never dull.
Nick Hilditch - BBC
Bond's global escapades have a certain lyricism to them, something that unfortunately comes to an end in the poorly executed space segments.
Ed Gonzalez - Apollo Guide
Typical Bond stuff.
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
...one of the better of Moore's Bond flicks, complemented by its exotic locales and outer-space motif.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Just kick back and enjoy it.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews