A View to a Kill
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Secret Agent 007 must stop a megalomaniacal technology mogul from destroying Silicon Valley in this fourteenth episode of the long-running James Bond series. Computer baron Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) is planning to trigger a major California earthquake in order to wipe out his competitors. Bond is dispatched to stop him in Europe, where he is partnered with Sir Godfrey Tibbet (Patrick MacNee). Sent in to slow down Bond and Company is Max Zorin's sadistic and murderous sidekick May Day (Grace Jones), the first of two Bond girls in the film (the other being Tanya Roberts). The expected… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

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"This one, directed by John Glen, just follows the numbers, plodding from one unimaginative set piece to the next."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Once 007 was licensed to kill; now he not only eats quiche, he cooks it himself."
‑ , Time Out
"Tired 007 effort has ridiculous plot, iffy behavior."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"What says "outlandishly dumb action film from 1985" better than a plot to flood Silicon Valley and corner the world's microchip market?"
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A workmanlike entry brings Moore's long and increasingly tired tenure to a close."
‑ , Film4
"It is exhausted and exhausting, an old joke retold once too often."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"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."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"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."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"This Bond eats quiche."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Roger Moore's last Bond and not before time."
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"A View to a Kill is not the worst Bond film ever made, but it's closer to the bottom than to the top of the barrel."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Bond is old but still cool"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
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