Though not Ian Fleming's most famous James Bond novel, 1962's The Spy Who Loved Me was distinguished by the unique device of telling the story from the heroine's point of view; in fact, Bond doesn't make an appearance until the book is two-thirds over. This would hardly work in the film world's Bond franchise, so the original austere plotline of the novel was eschewed altogether in favor of a labyrinthine story involving outer-space extortion. The leading lady, a "hard-luck kid" in the original, is now sexy Russian secret agent Barbara Bach, who joins forces with Bond (Roger Moore, making his third appearance as 007) to foil yet another megalomaniac villain (Curt Jurgens), who plans to threaten New York City with nuclear weaponry. Beyond the eye-popping opening ski-jump sequence, the film's best scenes involve seven-foot-two Richard Kiel as steel-toothed henchman Jaws. Fifteen scriptwriters worked on The Spy Who Loved Me; only two were credited, including Bond-film veteran Richard Maibaum. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
If your a bond fan or not spy who loved me is one to watch! one of roger moores best and it includes jaws! whats more awsome then watching him rip a van apart with his bare hands for its time the effects and gadgets look awsome
Romance with a person sworn to kill you for murdering that person's fiance and a Russian spy who is surprised at death seems unrealistic, as does a car that can not only change into a submarine but also launch anti-air missiles while submerged. There were some entertaining scenes, but this Bond film was just not as much fun as previous Bond outings.
After two so-so films, Roger Moore finally hits his stride as Bond. There's still some silliness but overall this film is more fun than the bland earlier Moore films. Great locations in Egypt and Greece, and the return of large-scale sets and action scenes.