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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

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"Roger Moore has crumpled his comic-strip good looks into something approaching world-weariness, and the newfound maturity in his expression is reflected in director John Glen's style, which goes for the measured and elegant over the flashy and excessive."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Look, Ma, no plot and poor dialogue, and Moore really is old enough to be the uncle of those girls."
‑ , Time Out
"Gone are the big gadgets and huge set pieces. What we get instead are some decent car chases, fist fights, and practical stunts. The result is a pretty satisfying Bond entry."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"[Finds] a way to make even Moore's breezy quipping work in a more sober vein. It's serious without sacrificing escapist fun."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"First-time director John Glen knows what's needed to create suspense...put the series' trademark wit, women, and song alongside the high-stakes adventure of a more brutal 007. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Moore is merely the best-oiled cog in this perpetual motion machine."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Let's face it: When you've seen one impregnable mountaintop fortress, you've seen 'em all."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The grittiest Roger Moore Bond, it's an under-rated, gadget-light and stunt-heavy return to Cold War action."
‑ , Total Film
"Sea and ski with 1981's Bond in an average outing."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"...suffers from a disastrously plodding midsection that ultimately casts a pall over the remainder of the proceedings..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"One of the most thoroughly enjoyable of the 12 Bond pix [to date] despite fact that many of the usual ingredients in the successful 007 formula are missing."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"By the end of the '80s, Bond would be viewed as something of a relic, but at least the decade opened with an enjoyable outing."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"There are quite a few individual pieces of "For Your Eyes Only" that don't quite fit. But to borrow from its Olympic theme, its gymnastic flexibility sure lets it excel in the all-around."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"It's the only Bond film where M didn't appear."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If ever a Bond film could be described as understated, this is the one."
‑ , Film4
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