For Your Eyes Only
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Roger Moore is back as Secret Agent 007, this time on the trail of shipwreck that holds an Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator (ATAC) for all of the British Naval submarine fleet. Along the way he teams up with the beautiful Melina, played by Carole Bouquet, a maiden out for revenge against a Cuban hitman who killed her father, the head of a British effort to salvage the ATAC. Turns out the hitman was in league with Greek businessman Aris Kristatos (Julian Glover). who's working for the Soviets to attain the Communicator. Together with a drug smuggling rival of Kristatos (played by… More

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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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