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For Your Eyes Only Reviews

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Vincent Canby
New York Times
October 30, 2015
Most of the time, though, For Your Eyes Only is a slick entertainment.
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Gary Arnold
Washington Post
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.
John Ferguson
Radio Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

People Magazine
October 30, 2015
After 20 years, though, it's comforting to have 007 still stylishly triumphant and making the theaters safe for entertainment.
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Total Film
October 23, 2012
The grittiest Roger Moore Bond, it's an under-rated, gadget-light and stunt-heavy return to Cold War action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Sea and ski with 1981's Bond in an average outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 17, 2009
It's the only Bond film where M didn't appear.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 16, 2008
...suffers from a disastrously plodding midsection that ultimately casts a pall over the remainder of the proceedings...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.

October 13, 2008
If ever a Bond film could be described as understated, this is the one.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
October 13, 2008
Moore just looks confused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
October 13, 2008
Moore is merely the best-oiled cog in this perpetual motion machine.

TV Guide
October 13, 2008
The success of this picture (perhaps Moore's best in the Bond series) can be attributed to the marvelous direction of Glen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
October 13, 2008
One of the most thoroughly enjoyable of the 12 Bond pix [to date] despite fact that many of the usual ingredients in the successful 007 formula are missing.
February 10, 2008
too down to earth
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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