For Your Eyes Only
For Your Eyes Only (1981)

In this James Bond film, Roger Moore is back as Secret Agent 007, this time on the trail of Soviet spies. The villains behave like human beings, the relationship between Moore and luscious Carole Bouquet is on an adult level, and the perils… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 19, 1999
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: For Your Eyes Only trades in some of the outlandish Bond staples for a more sober outing, and the result is a satisfying adventure, albeit without some of the bombastic thrills fans may be looking for.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Time Out

Look, Ma, no plot and poor dialogue, and Moore really is old enough to be the uncle of those girls.

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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

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.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Moore is merely the best-oiled cog in this perpetual motion machine.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Let's face it: When you've seen one impregnable mountaintop fortress, you've seen 'em all.

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Total Film

The grittiest Roger Moore Bond, it's an under-rated, gadget-light and stunt-heavy return to Cold War action.

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Variety Staff
Variety

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.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
For the twelfth installment of the James Bond franchise (and Roger Moore's fifth turn in the lead role), the decision was made to, (aside from the cold… More
Josh Lewis
By far the most serious of the Roger Moore era, For Your Eyes Only sees James Bond go back to the more straight forward Bond thrills seen in the Connery era and… More
danny d
excellent locations, but the villain, story, action, and bond girl were all very forgettable. the villain switch was very clever, but overall a very lackluster… More
Everett Johnson
"For Your Eyes Only" tries to be less campy(couldn't possibly be much worse than "Moonraker") and aim for a more serious tone. But,… More
Al S
From the outrageous and exciting opening to it`s hang on to your seat conclusion, this Bond is truly For Your Eyes Only. A fun, imaginative, tense and… More
xGary Xx
When a British spy ship is sunk off the Albanian coast, James Bond is dispatched to recover a top secret signalling device before a notorious criminal kingpin… More

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