On Her Majesty's Secret Service
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

Connery's decision to quit as Bond left Broccoli and Saltzman with a headache. The press went into overdrive speculating on Connery's successor; while the producers chose good-looking Australian actor George Lazenby after successful… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 18, 1969
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2000
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: George Lazenby's only appearance as 007 is a fine entry in the series, featuring one of the most intriguing Bond girls in Tracy di Vincenzo (Diana Rigg), breathtaking visuals, and some great ski chases.

Variety Staff

Film of break-neck physical excitement and stunning visual attractions in which George Lazenby replaced Sean Connery as James Bond.

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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

What are Bond's problems now? They're too numerous, as usual, to hold the constant attention of anyone other than a charter member of Her Majesty's Secret Service.

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Jeremy Aspinall
Radio Times

The sixth outing for 007 is a magnificently memorable adventure that sees Bond out to stop the dispersal of a killer virus by a bevy of beauties brainwashed by Telly Savalas's villainous Blofeld.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Director Peter Hunt manages to inject some life into this 1969 exercise with a wonderful ski chase, but otherwise the film is a bore.

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Charles Taylor

It offers supremely satisfying versions of all the conventions we expect from the series ... and then it does the one thing you don't expect a James Bond movie to do: It breaks your heart.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Essential Bond viewing. It should definitely be among the five Bond films to make someone a fan of the series.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The Bond films were bad enough even with the partially ironic performances of Connery.

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James Berardinelli

Even featuring an inferior 007, On Her Majesty's Secret Service is a landmark change-of-pace, and an exhilarating and affecting piece of entertainment.

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Emanuel Levy

Artistically, Bond's sixth entry, the only one to star Aussie George Lazenby, is much better than given credit to, though commercially it was one of the weakest.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A so so 007 fare ..
KJ Proulx
Overlong, choppily edited, helming sloppy action, and a plot that is very preposterous and far too self-aware, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"… More
Kevin M. Williams
And why am I watching a Bond film that's 48 years old? Because that's how long it took me to admit that Bond could be played by anyone other than… More
Stephen M
Faced with the necessity of breaking in a new 007 following the departure of Sean Connery, the producers wisely opted for a back-to-basics Bond movie, eschewing… More
Christopher Heim
Sean Connery retires from the 007 role and incomes Australian model-turned-actor George Lazenby to fill in his massive shoes. Does he succeed? OHMSS was the… More
Josh Lewis
A well made entry into the Bond canon, but one that lacks the charisma and charm of a good Bond flick. George Lazenby is probably the worst actor to ever play… More