A View to a Kill
A View to a Kill (1985)

When a sinister microchip manufacturer, Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) comes up with a scheme to wipe out all of his Silicon Valley competition, it is up to James Bond (Roger Moore), agent 007, to put a stop to his deadly plan. However,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 17, 2000
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Absurd even by Bond standards, A View to a Kill is weighted down by campy jokes and a noticeable lack of energy.

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

This one, directed by John Glen, just follows the numbers, plodding from one unimaginative set piece to the next.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

An arthritic thriller that forgets where it put the excitement and infamously transforms Bond into a quiche cooking homebody.

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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

It's not double-oh-seven anymore, but double-oh-seventy, the best argument yet for the mandatory retirement age.

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TIME Magazine

It is exhausted and exhausting, an old joke retold once too often.

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

The plot doesn't really convince, perhaps because we've seen it or something similar so many times before.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Hard as it is to justify Bond films on intellectual grounds, there's something invigorating -- and strangely reassuring -- about this sort of picture.

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Variety Staff
Variety

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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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

A View to a Kill plods along dutifully, observing the rules of the series with dull consistency.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Lewis
The 14th Bond film and finale for the Roger Moore era ends his tenure on a flat note, showing us everything that was not up to par with Connery's era while… More
Al S
A big and endlessly enjoyable thrill-ride from start to finish. Roger Moore is brilliant once again in his final performance as James Bond, adding the humor,… More
Chris Weber
Roger Moore's final turn as James Bond, despite being entertaining (if not always for the right reasons) is a rather unremarkable entry in the series, and… More
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Everett Johnson
In Roger Moore's final turn as Bond, James Bond, he delivers one of his better movies, which really doesn't say much for his run as Bond. This is… More
Phil Hubbs
As a kid I loved this because of Grace Jones being so hot as she killed off guys left right and centre haha and its still hot today. That tall thin sultry body… More