For Your Eyes Only
For Your Eyes Only (1981)

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,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 26, 1981
DVD Release Date: October 19, 1999
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Critic Score: 74% 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.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

Most of the time, though, For Your Eyes Only is a slick entertainment.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

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

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

This 12th entry in the 007 series provides no real surprises, with the exception perhaps of Roger Moore, who gets the chance to show a little more grit than usual.

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post

No. 12 in the phenomenally durable James Bond series. For Your Eyes Only is undeniably easy on the eyes. Maybe too easy to prevent the mind from wandering and the lids from drooping.

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Variety Staff

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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People Magazine

After 20 years, though, it's comforting to have 007 still stylishly triumphant and making the theaters safe for entertainment.

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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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Mike Bygrave
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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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

This is the one of the better stripped down Bond films. It's not flashy, the villains are grounded and Moore dials his take on 007 down significantly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Now I may be alone on this one, but "For Your Eyes Only" is easily one of the best bond films of the series. It is definitely the best film of the… 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
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