A View to a Kill Reviews

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Top Critic
Chris Peachment
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Once 007 was licensed to kill; now he not only eats quiche, he cooks it himself.
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
August 21, 2015
The strain is starting to show on 007.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A View to a Kill is often numbered among the worst of the series, but, upon closer inspection, this film is a vast improvement over Octopussy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
August 21, 2015
The plot doesn't really convince, perhaps because we've seen it or something similar so many times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
March 22, 2005
Moore's tryst with Grace Jones is, on the one hand, a well-intentioned attempt to tear down the Bond-girl color barrier, and, on the other, a rather disturbing image.
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
October 30, 2012
This time around, 007 is a paunchy old man looking like he needs to retire. The film has little energy, thrills or fun, which is essential for a Bond film. The series has now reached an all time low.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 28, 2003
The inauspicious implosion of Roger Moore's stint as James Bond, not with a bang but a whimper.
| Original Score: 1/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 9, 2012
What says "outlandishly dumb action film from 1985" better than a plot to flood Silicon Valley and corner the world's microchip market?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
May 5, 2014
Tired 007 effort has ridiculous plot, iffy behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
August 21, 2015
An arthritic thriller that forgets where it put the excitement and infamously transforms Bond into a quiche cooking homebody.
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Variety Staff
Variety
September 12, 2008
While Bond pics have always traded heavily on the camp value of its characters, A View to a Kill almost attacks the humor, practically winking at the audience with every move.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 17, 2007
A View to a Kill is at least better than Octopussy, but it's so absurd as to make for a less than perfect time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 1, 2002
Not as bad as its reputation, but certainly among the lesser Bonds.
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
No Bond outing is awful, but this one comes close.
| Original Score: 4/10
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
September 8, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
February 27, 2004
In this 007 film, former real man James Bond not only eats quiche, he literally bakes it.
| Original Score: 1/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 21, 2009
This Bond eats quiche.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative
March 25, 2006
The aging Roger Moore rehashes his somewhat foppish Bond in this sad '80s installment with Grace Jones as a vampish villainess. Awful, and an embarrassment to the Bond mystique.
| Original Score: 2/5
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