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A View to a Kill Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
August 21, 2015
The film also fails on other traditional Bond levels. For example, the gadgets. Zorin and his gang have an inflatable dirigible, but so what? The key to the best Bond gadgets has been that they were something you might want to own yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
August 21, 2015
It's not double-oh-seven anymore, but double-oh-seventy, the best argument yet for the mandatory retirement age.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 21, 2015
Hard as it is to justify Bond films on intellectual grounds, there's something invigorating -- and strangely reassuring -- about this sort of picture.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 13, 2008
This one, directed by John Glen, just follows the numbers, plodding from one unimaginative set piece to the next.
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TIME Magazine
October 13, 2008
It is exhausted and exhausting, an old joke retold once too often.
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Variety Staff
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.
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Chris Peachment
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Once 007 was licensed to kill; now he not only eats quiche, he cooks it himself.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
As lavishly escapist as they are, the latest James Bond films have become strenuous to watch, now that the business of maintaining Bond's casual savoir-faire looks like such a monumental chore.
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James Berardinelli
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