You Only Live Twice Reviews

July 18, 2018
No samurai armour; no suicide garden; not much really of Fleming's bizarre, obsessive travelogue.
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.
Top Critic
October 13, 2008
There have been so many flamboyant imitations that the original looks like a copy.
July 22, 2008
Tired, poorly paced Bond from 1967, with Sean Connery displaying his discontent.
February 9, 2006
Roald Dahl's implausible script is padded out with the usual exotic locations, stunts, and trickery.
May 9, 2005
This noisy and wildly violent picture... is evidently pegged to the notion that nothing succeeds like excess. And because it is shamelessly excessive, it is about a half-hour too long.
February 4, 2005
October 23, 2004
This one is top-heavy with gadgets but weak on plotting and getting everything to work at the same time.
October 1, 2003
Connery didn't want to play Bond anymore, and it shows in this forgettable picture.
July 25, 2001
While Dahl clearly helped thrust Bond into a whole new world of villainy and technology, maybe his concepts were slightly ahead of themselves, or maybe he just tried too hard.
January 1, 2000
...one that some connoisseurs consider a high point in the series and others think is a miss. I favor the latter view.
January 1, 2000
The plot is the problem. It stretches the limits of credibility, even as that word is applied to Bond movies.
June 13, 1967
There are so many questions that the script never answers.