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You Only Live Twice Reviews

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Andrew Collins
Radio Times
October 27, 2015
This is one of the best of the Sean Connery Bond films.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin
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.
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
March 13, 2014
Sluggish Bond entry has cartoonish violence, stereotyping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

Total Film
October 23, 2012
It's one of the series', and Connery's, best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Rogers
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 1, 2012
The one where the franchise became out-and-out ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 14, 2009
It vainly tries to flash its escapist fun teeth with the usual implausible Bond plot.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 16, 2008 awfully minor entry within Connery's 007 run.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic

TIME Magazine
October 13, 2008
There have been so many flamboyant imitations that the original looks like a copy.
Top Critic
Variety Staff
July 22, 2008
Sean Connery plays 007 with his usual finesse.

TV Guide
July 22, 2008
Sean Connery's disenchantment with his starring role is unmistakable in this, the fifth Bond spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

July 22, 2008
A well-crafted installment in the Bond series.
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 22, 2008
Tired, poorly paced Bond from 1967, with Sean Connery displaying his discontent.
February 7, 2008
The weakes Connery movie but still lots of fun
| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
January 9, 2007
Tons of fun, really, and Donald Pleasence as Blofeld is inimitable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Roald Dahl's implausible script is padded out with the usual exotic locations, stunts, and trickery.
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