For Your Eyes Only Reviews

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October 8, 2020
For Your Eyes Only is still the most thrilling entry in Roger Moore's tenure. A great song, a charming ally, a creepy henchman, a terrific Bond Girl, and a genuine espionage mission - what's not to love?
September 6, 2020
One of the more unspectacular entries in the series.
July 16, 2020
This is definitely one of Roger Moore's best outings as Bond. Whilst Moore is naturally a charmer, in For Your Eyes Only, he presents Bond with a tougher edge.
October 29, 2019
The picture can't quite shake off the increasingly silly legacy which had mired the franchise in the Roger Moore era.
January 27, 2019
Some really good set pieces and some fun new characters round out a good entry into the Bond series, even if it does suffer from a bit of an identity crisis.
April 27, 2018
For Your Eyes Only, however, looks like the work of people too smug in the belief they've got a good thing going to bother to make it interesting. It oozes unwarranted condescension.
October 30, 2015
Most of the time, though, For Your Eyes Only is a slick entertainment.
October 30, 2015
No. 12 in the phenomenally durable James Bond series. For Your Eyes Only is undeniably easy on the eyes. Maybe too easy to prevent the mind from wandering and the lids from drooping.
October 30, 2015
This 12th entry in the 007 series provides no real surprises, with the exception perhaps of Roger Moore, who gets the chance to show a little more grit than usual.
October 30, 2015
After 20 years, though, it's comforting to have 007 still stylishly triumphant and making the theaters safe for entertainment.
October 29, 2015
This is the one of the better stripped down Bond films. It's not flashy, the villains are grounded and Moore dials his take on 007 down significantly.
October 27, 2012
Gone are the big gadgets and huge set pieces. What we get instead are some decent car chases, fist fights, and practical stunts. The result is a pretty satisfying Bond entry.
October 23, 2012
The grittiest Roger Moore Bond, it's an under-rated, gadget-light and stunt-heavy return to Cold War action.
October 13, 2012
There are quite a few individual pieces of "For Your Eyes Only" that don't quite fit. But to borrow from its Olympic theme, its gymnastic flexibility sure lets it excel in the all-around.
August 21, 2012
[Finds] a way to make even Moore's breezy quipping work in a more sober vein. It's serious without sacrificing escapist fun.
December 15, 2010
Sea and ski with 1981's Bond in an average outing.
February 17, 2009
It's the only Bond film where M didn't appear.
October 25, 2008
First-time director John Glen knows what's needed to create suspense...put the series' trademark wit, women, and song alongside the high-stakes adventure of a more brutal 007. [Blu-ray]
October 16, 2008
...suffers from a disastrously plodding midsection that ultimately casts a pall over the remainder of the proceedings...
October 13, 2008
Roger Moore has crumpled his comic-strip good looks into something approaching world-weariness, and the newfound maturity in his expression is reflected in director John Glen's style, which goes for the measured and elegant over the flashy and excessive.
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