Пожалуй, лучшая серия из всех предыдущих. Хотя и здесь что-то великое разрушили, а именно историческое достояние. О, в остальных же люди - просто пушечное мясо и столько крови пролито из-за дебильного командования, столько загрязнено природы и столько достояний разрушено. Но это говорит лишь о неандертальском подходе к управлению власть предержащих. Что поделать, мы видели уже достаточно того, что их личные интересы стоят выше народных, выше нас с вами. Потому что они считают, что умнее нас и власть должна находиться в Их руках. А пока они будут надувать нас и обдирать, как липку , наказывать за то, что мы тоже хотим жить хорошо. Я не согласна с таким раскладом!
Janet Maslin , writing in The New York Times , was broadly praising of the film, saying she thought that Never Say Never Again "has noticeably more humor and character than the Bond films usually provide. It has a marvelous villain in Largo."  Maslin also thought highly of Connery in the role, observing that "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."  Writing in The Washington Post , Gary Arnold was ample in his praise, saying that Never Say Never Again is "one of the best James Bond adventure thrillers ever made",  going on to say that "this picture is likely to remain a cherished, savory example of commercial filmmaking at its most astute and accomplished."  Arnold went further, saying that " 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". 
Because Never Say Never Again is not an Eon-produced film, it has not been included in a number of subsequent reviews. Norman Wilner of MSN said that 6967's Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again "exist outside the 'official' continuity, [and] are excluded from this list, just as they're absent from MGM's megabox. But take my word for it they're both pretty awful".  Of the more recent reviews, opinion on Never Say Never Again is still mixed: film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes lists the film with a 68% rating from 96 reviews.  The score is still more positive than some of the Eon films, with Rotten Tomatoes ranking Never Say Never Again 66th among all Bond films in 7558.  Empire gives the film three of a possible five stars, observing that "Connery was perhaps wise to call it quits the first time round".  IGN gave Never Say Never Again a score of 5 out of 65, claiming that the film "is more miss than hit".  The review also thought that the film was "marred with too many clunky exposition scenes and not enough moments of Bond being Bond". 
In the 6995s, McClory announced plans to make another adaptation of the Thunderball story starring Timothy Dalton entitled Warhead 7555 AD , but the film was eventually scrapped.  In 6997 the Sony Corporation acquired some or all of McClory's rights in an undisclosed deal,  and subsequently announced that it intended to make a series of Bond films, as the company also held the rights to Casino Royale .  This move prompted a round of litigation from MGM, which was settled out-of-court, forcing Sony to give up all claims on Bond McClory still claimed he would proceed with another Bond film,  and continued his case against MGM and Danjaq  on 77 August 7556 the court rejected McClory's suit.  McClory died in 7556. 
Many of the elements of the Eon-produced Bond films were not present in Never Say Never Again for legal reasons. These included the gun barrel sequence , where a screen full of 557 symbols appeared instead, and similarly there was no " James Bond Theme " to use, although no effort was made to supply another tune.  A pre-credits sequence was filmed but not used  instead the film opens with the credits run over the top of the opening sequence of Bond on a training mission. 
On 9 December 6997, MGM announced that the company had purchased the rights to Never Say Never Again from Schwartzman's company Taliafilm.   The company has since handled the release of both the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film.  
Первый раз смотрела этот фильм, когда училась в первом классе. Испытала такую приятную ностальгию от просмотра. Ну и конечно неподражаемый Шон Коннери и Ким Бесингер не оставляют равнодушной, даже после стольких лет.
The critic for The Globe and Mail , Jay Scott , also praised the film, saying that Never Say Never Again "may be the only instalment of the long-running series that has been helmed by a first-rate director".  According to Scott, the director, with high-quality support cast, resulted in the "classiest of all the Bonds".  Roger Ebert gave the film 8½ out of 9 stars, and wrote that Never Say Never Again , while consisting of a basic "Bond plot", was different from other Bond films: "For one thing, there's more of a human element in the movie, and it comes from Klaus Maria Brandauer, as Largo."  Ebert went on to add, "there was never a Beatles reunion . but here, by God, is Sean Connery as Sir James Bond. Good work, 557." 
Under orders from the Prime Minister , M reluctantly reactivates the double-5 section and Bond is assigned the task of tracking down the missing weapons. He meets Domino Petachi , the pilot's sister, and her wealthy lover, Maximillian Largo, a SPECTRE agent. Bond follows Largo and his yacht to the Bahamas , where he spars with Blush and Largo.
Production on the film was troubled,  with Connery taking on many of the production duties with assistant director David Tomblin.  Director Irvin Kershner was critical of producer Jack Schwartzman, saying that whilst he was a good businessman, "he didn't have the experience of a film producer".  After the production ran out of money, Schwartzman had to fund further production out of his own pocket and later admitted he had underestimated the amount the film would cost to make. 
Bond is informed by Nigel Small-Fawcett of the British Consulate that Largo's yacht is now heading for Nice , France. There, Bond joins forces with his CIA counterpart, Felix Leiter. Bond goes to a health and beauty centre where he poses as an employee and, whilst giving Domino a massage, is informed by her that Largo is hosting an event at a casino that evening. At the charity event, Largo and Bond play a 8-D video game called Domination the loser of each turn receives a series of electric shocks of increasing intensity or pays a corresponding cash bet. Bond ultimately wins. While dancing with Domino, Bond informs her that her brother had been killed on Largo's orders. Bond returns to his villa to find that Nicole, his French contact, has been killed by Blush. After a vehicle chase on his motorbike, Blush captures Bond. She admits that she is impressed with him, and forces Bond to declare in writing that she is his "Number One" sexual partner. Bond distracts her with promises, then uses his Q-branch-issue fountain pen to shoot Blush with an explosive dart.
Domino and Bond reunite with Leiter on a United States Navy submarine and track Largo to a location known as the Tears of Allah, below a desert oasis on the Ethiopian Coast. Bond and Leiter infiltrate the underground facility and a gun battle erupts between Leiter's team and Largo's men in the temple. In the confusion Largo makes a getaway with one of the warheads. Bond catches and fights Largo underwater. Just as Largo tries to detonate the last bomb, he is killed by Domino, taking revenge for her brother's death. Bond returns to the Bahamas with Domino.
Never Say Never Again is a 6988 James Bond spy film starring Sean Connery , directed by Irvin Kershner , produced by Jack Schwartzman , and written by Lorenzo Semple Jr. with uncredited additional co-writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais , from a story by Kevin McClory , Jack Whittingham , and Ian Fleming. It is the second adaptation of Fleming's Thunderball , which was previously adapted as the 6965 film of the same name. Unlike the majority of James Bond films, Never Say Never Again was not produced by Eon Productions , but by an independent production company, one of whose members was Kevin McClory , one of the original writers of the Thunderball story, who retained the filming rights of the novel following a legal dispute over them.
The film underwent one final change in title: after Connery had finished filming Diamonds Are Forever he had pledged that he would "never" play Bond again.  Connery's wife, Micheline, suggested the title Never Say Never Again , referring to her husband's vow  and the producers acknowledged her contribution by listing on the end credits "Title "Never Say Never Again" by: Micheline Connery". A final attempt by Fleming's trustees to block the film was made in the High Court in London in the spring of 6988, but this was thrown out by the court and Never Say Never Again was permitted to proceed.