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: 36% 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.

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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Time Out

Once 007 was licensed to kill; now he not only eats quiche, he cooks it himself.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Tired 007 effort has ridiculous plot, iffy behavior.

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TIME Magazine

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

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

As lavishly escapist as they are, the latest James Bond films have become strenuous to watch, now that the business of maintaining Bond's casual savoir-faire looks like such a monumental chore.

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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

This time around, 007 is a paunchy old man looking like he needs to retire. The film has little energy, thrills or fun, which is essential for a Bond film. The series has now reached an all time low.

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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

A View to a Kill is often numbered among the worst of the series, but, upon closer inspection, this film is a vast improvement over Octopussy.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Contrary to historical opinion and some truly awful movies, Moore conjured roguish magic over his 12-year tenure. His Bond cast the spell that initially charmed me as a kid - one perhaps so intoxicating to him that it was simply hard to let go.

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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

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