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For Your Eyes Only

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United Kingdom · 1981
Rated PG · 2h 7m
Director John Glen
Starring Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Chaim Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson
Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller

When a British spy ship sinks with a strategic communication device on it, James Bond is tasked with recovering it before the Soviets do. He joins forces with Melina, a woman dead set on avenging her parents' deaths, to track down the gadget and evade their enemies.

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Time Out London by

Worth a try, but without his Art Dept clothes on, Bond is like the naked Emperor. Look, Ma, no plot and poor dialogue, and Moore really is old enough to be the uncle of those girls.


Empire by Ian Nathan

Moore just looks confused. He obviously wants to do his thing then hit the bar for cocktails, but John Glen is nagging him to add a roughness to the slick exterior. Equally, it just doesn’t fit. The news is clear, there’s only so far you can push a Bond before it breaks.


ReelViews by James Berardinelli

For Your Eyes Only is a solid adventure, although it could have been better. There's enough action to hold those with even a short attention span, and Roger Moore's deft charm hasn't yet begun to wear thin.


Time by Richard Corliss

To evaluate For Your Eyes Only and the other Bond movies, it helps to think of them not as, say, different vintages of a fine Bordeaux but as successive models off the Pontiac assembly line. In one vehicle there may be an annoying ping in the engine of narrative; in another the dialogue may be as sleek as Genuine Corinthian Leather. But all meet the same standards of speed, styling and emotion control. If there is no Rolls-Royce in the Bond series, there is also no Pinto.


Chicago Sun-Times by Roger Ebert

For Your Eyes Only is a competent James Bond thriller, well-crafted, a respectable product from the 007 production line. But it's no more than that.


The New York Times by Vincent Canby

Most of the time, though, For Your Eyes Only is a slick entertainment...not the spaced-out fun that "Moonraker" was, but its tone is consistently comic even when the material is not.

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