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On Her Majesty's Secret Service Reviews

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Top Critic
A.H. Weiler
New York Times
May 9, 2005
What are Bond's problems now? They're too numerous, as usual, to hold the constant attention of anyone other than a charter member of Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
March 22, 2005
The film is often unjustly treated as an odd footnote to the series, an awkward moment from the series' puberty that the producers would just as soon forget.
Brandon Judell
PopcornQ
January 30, 2005
Rigg adds the class to feature that Connery usually did. When she's gone, the action scenes are as fine as any Bond's.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...Lazenby is actually pretty good as Bond.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 12, 2003
Best of the Bonds, thanks in no small part to Diana Rigg.
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
April 20, 2003
Buoyed by the fine action scenes and the genuinely good script.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 17, 2003
Might have been the best Bond if not for the bland Lazenby.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
November 14, 2002
One of the best Bonds, usually underrated because of Lazenby's performance and constant comparison to Sean Connery. But it has withstood the test of time.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 3, 2002
Any Bond fan will tell you this is the best film in the series. It's my all-time favorite movie.
| Original Score: 5/5
Debbie Barham
BBC.com
July 25, 2001
By no means the premium Bond, but an intriguing one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Even featuring an inferior 007, On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a landmark change-of-pace, and an exhilarating and affecting piece of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Driven by a series of invigorating and breathtaking action sequences and anchored by a Bond of rare emotional depth.
| Original Score: 85/100
Top Critic
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
It offers supremely satisfying versions of all the conventions we expect from the series ... and then it does the one thing you don't expect a James Bond movie to do: It breaks your heart.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Lazenby makes the mistake of trying to imitate Connery rather than giving his own interpretation to the role, and as we all know, imitations just make us yearn for the genuine article.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
If you can look past Lazenby in the title role, the story line, action, and supporting cast are well above average.
| Original Score: 7/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 18, 1969
If only Sean Connery had starred in On Her Majesty's Secret Service instead of George Lazenby. If he had and with just a few tweaks, this could have been the best Bond movie in the entire franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
November 18, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 12, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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