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A View to a Kill Reviews

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Jan Herman
New York Daily News
May 23, 2016
Moore is worth every wrinkle on his face in "A View to a Kill," the seventh movie he has made in the Bond series and the most enjoyable since "Moonraker" back in the '70s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
October 31, 2015
While it doesn't reach its full potential, Roger Moore's final 007 outing is still a largely entertaining if admittedly flawed adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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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.
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
August 21, 2015
An arthritic thriller that forgets where it put the excitement and infamously transforms Bond into a quiche cooking homebody.
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
August 21, 2015
The plot doesn't really convince, perhaps because we've seen it or something similar so many times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
August 21, 2015
A View to a Kill plods along dutifully, observing the rules of the series with dull consistency.
Ralph Novak
People Magazine
August 21, 2015
The strain is starting to show on 007.
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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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
May 5, 2014
Tired 007 effort has ridiculous plot, iffy behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
October 30, 2012
This time around, 007 is a paunchy old man looking like he needs to retire. The film has little energy, thrills or fun, which is essential for a Bond film. The series has now reached an all time low.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
October 13, 2012
Contrary to historical opinion and some truly awful movies, Moore conjured roguish magic over his 12-year tenure. His Bond cast the spell that initially charmed me as a kid - one perhaps so intoxicating to him that it was simply hard to let go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 9, 2012
What says "outlandishly dumb action film from 1985" better than a plot to flood Silicon Valley and corner the world's microchip market?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 21, 2009
This Bond eats quiche.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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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.

TV Guide
October 13, 2008
A View to a Kill is not the worst Bond film ever made, but it's closer to the bottom than to the top of the barrel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film4
October 13, 2008
A workmanlike entry brings Moore's long and increasingly tired tenure to a close.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
October 13, 2008
Roger Moore's last Bond and not before time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
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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