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On Her Majesty's Secret Service Reviews

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
October 21, 2012
Besides not being a terribly good Bond entry, it's also a poorly made film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 9, 2005
It's ironic that this, perhaps the weakest Bond film, contains the character's most important piece of development.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The Bond films were bad enough even with the partially ironic performances of Connery.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
December 29, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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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.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
October 13, 2008
Director Peter Hunt manages to inject some life into this 1969 exercise with a wonderful ski chase, but otherwise the film is a bore.
Jeremy Aspinall
Radio Times
November 2, 2015
The sixth outing for 007 is a magnificently memorable adventure that sees Bond out to stop the dispersal of a killer virus by a bevy of beauties brainwashed by Telly Savalas's villainous Blofeld.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
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
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
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
August 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
August 24, 2015
Essential Bond viewing. It should definitely be among the five Bond films to make someone a fan of the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
Mark R. Leeper
July 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 7, 2012
Even hobbled as he is by a character he doesn't entirely get, and Peter Hunt's antagonistic direction, and the film's annoying tendency to remind us of Connery... George azenby puts up a good fight.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
007 in ski country -- and marriage territory?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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Variety Staff
October 13, 2008
Film of break-neck physical excitement and stunning visual attractions in which George Lazenby replaced Sean Connery as James Bond.
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