You Only Live Twice Reviews

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January 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.
July 18, 2018
No samurai armour; no suicide garden; not much really of Fleming's bizarre, obsessive travelogue.
December 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.
October 27, 2015
This is one of the best of the Sean Connery Bond films.
October 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.
October 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.
March 13, 2014
Sluggish Bond entry has cartoonish violence, stereotyping.
November 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.
October 23, 2012
It's one of the series', and Connery's, best.
October 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.
August 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.
July 1, 2012
The one where the franchise became out-and-out ridiculous.
February 14, 2009
It vainly tries to flash its escapist fun teeth with the usual implausible Bond plot.
October 16, 2008 awfully minor entry within Connery's 007 run.
Top Critic
October 13, 2008
There have been so many flamboyant imitations that the original looks like a copy.
July 22, 2008
Sean Connery plays 007 with his usual finesse.
July 22, 2008
Sean Connery's disenchantment with his starring role is unmistakable in this, the fifth Bond spectacular.
July 22, 2008
A well-crafted installment in the Bond series.
July 22, 2008
Tired, poorly paced Bond from 1967, with Sean Connery displaying his discontent.
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