Reviews

Sep 25, 2021
This one's a lot of fun.
Aug 27, 2020
The special effects aren't as visually pleasing as one might hope for, with many of the stunts clearly designed to be performed by actors in front of greenscreens.
Aug 11, 2020
While far from perfect, the film stands as a series crowning achievement of spectacle, soaring Bond to literal new heights and proving that sometimes bigger is better.
Jul 16, 2020
I'm going to be honest - You Only Live Twice doesn't have the best story...but in saying that, I still love this film immensely.
Feb 6, 2020
The gadgets are demure, house broken, the Japanese settings are restful, the plot, such as it is, is taken seriously.
Oct 31, 2019
The outlandish elements that were soon to become tired in the Bond series are actually quite novel and imaginative here.
Jan 27, 2019
Still plenty of fun to be had, so long as you ignore the ... old fashioned aspects of the film, and have a sense of humour about it.
Jul 18, 2018
No samurai armour; no suicide garden; not much really of Fleming's bizarre, obsessive travelogue.
Dec 30, 2017
The picture is upholstered to the nines, which means there has been no cheating on the production values. Lewis Gilbert's directorial pace is at outer-space speed all the time.
Oct 27, 2015
This is one of the best of the Sean Connery Bond films.
Oct 27, 2015
A major draw was the establishment of Blofeld -- only tantalisingly glimpsed in previous Bonds -- played with malevolent magnificence by Donald Pleasance sporting a painful scar around his eye.
Oct 23, 2015
Whatever else one can say about the Bond films, their mechanical gimmicks run rings round anything offered by most of the other spy and secret agent films.
May 31, 2014
Another fun, exciting James Bond adventure even if it's the first of the initial five 007 outings that doesn't live up to series' expectations.
Mar 13, 2014
Sluggish Bond entry has cartoonish violence, stereotyping.
Nov 17, 2012
The fifth Bond film, with Agent 007 in the East, is not as good as the previous ones, but it still offers escapist entertainment.
Oct 23, 2012
It's one of the series', and Connery's, best.
Oct 21, 2012
the action scenes are quite enjoyable and the special effects are terrific. But the story is just so lazy and lackluster that I became uninterested during any scenes that didn't contain gunshots or explosions.
Aug 10, 2012
What seems like a floundering follow-up to the canned, constrained "Thunderball" rights the ship with imaginative storytelling, impeccable production design and furious filmmaking flourishes that introduce the Bond hallmarks of stunts and spectacles.
Jul 1, 2012
The one where the franchise became out-and-out ridiculous.
Feb 14, 2009
It vainly tries to flash its escapist fun teeth with the usual implausible Bond plot.