A View to a Kill
A View to a Kill (1985)

Director John Glen tries his damnedest -- a pre-credit snowmobile chase, a parachute jump off the Eiffel Tower, a life-or-death struggle with a blimp on top of the Golden Gate Bridge -- to inject some life into this fourteenth episode of… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 24, 1985
DVD 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.

Jan Herman
New York Daily News

Moore is worth every wrinkle on his face in "A View to a Kill," the seventh movie he has made in the Bond series and the most enjoyable since "Moonraker" back in the '70s.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Hard as it is to justify Bond films on intellectual grounds, there's something invigorating -- and strangely reassuring -- about this sort of picture.

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Octavi Marti
El Pais (Spain)

If [the Bond films] don't accept the convenience of retirement, which is not expected, they will stop being shows for adults with childlike spirits and become scandalous cases of corruption for minors. [Full review in Spanish]

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

The film also fails on other traditional Bond levels. For example, the gadgets. Zorin and his gang have an inflatable dirigible, but so what? The key to the best Bond gadgets has been that they were something you might want to own yourself.

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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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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

While it doesn't reach its full potential, Roger Moore's final 007 outing is still a largely entertaining if admittedly flawed adventure.

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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

It's not double-oh-seven anymore, but double-oh-seventy, the best argument yet for the mandatory retirement age.

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TIME Magazine

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

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Rob Daniel
Sky Cinema

An arthritic thriller that forgets where it put the excitement and infamously transforms Bond into a quiche cooking homebody.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Feast your eyes on the last and weakest entry in the Roger Moore era of James Bond flicks. "A View to a Kill" follows a much older looking bond as he… More
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
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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