For Your Eyes Only

"Very Good"

For Your Eyes Only Review


As unlikely an adventure as James Bond has ever taken, For Your Eyes Only is one of the better Roger Moore vehicles, thanks to a script that overflows with exotic locales and extreme adventures for our hero to undertake. Eyes features Bond's best ski sequence (from slopes to ski ramp to lodge dining table to bobsled run), one of the best underwater moments (with Bond and his lady friend tied to a boat and dragged through a coral reef), and some of the best Bond-girl skin seen to date. Carole Bouquet even proved to be one of a very few Bond girls who could act, and it's refreshing to see Bond restrain himself from Bibi (Johnson), a young figure skater oblivious to everything but athletics and sex. The "stolen encryption device heading for Moscow" plot is a throwaway, but the real standout is Bond's steeled attitude: his mind clearly renewing his "license to kill," giving us Roger Moore at his most vengeful.


For Your Eyes Only

Facts and Figures

Run time: 127 mins

In Theaters: Friday 26th June 1981

Box Office Worldwide: $195.3M

Budget: $28M

Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Eon Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Fresh: 29 Rotten: 11

IMDB: 6.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: John Glen

Producer: Albert R. Broccoli

Starring: as James Bond, as Melina Havelock, Chaim Topol as Milos Columbo, as Bibi Dahl, as Aristotle Kristatos, as Countess Lisl von Schlaf, as Jacoba Brink, Michael Gothard as Emile Leopold Locque, John Wyman as Erich Kriegler, as Sir Timothy Havelock, as Miss Moneypenny, as Q, as Sir Frederick Gray, Walter Gotell as General Anatol Gogol, James Villiers as Tanner, John Moreno as Ferrara, as Claus, as Karageorge, Toby Robins as Iona Havelock, Jack Klaff as Apostis, Alkis Kritikos as Santos, Stag Theodore as Nikos, Stefan Kalipha as Hector Gonzales, as First Sea Lord, Noel Johnson as Vice Admiral, William Hoyland as McGregor, as Bunky, Eva Reuber-Staier as Rublevich, Fred Bryant as Vicar, Robbin Young as Girl in Flower Shop, Graham Hawkes as Mantis Man, as Denis Thatcher, Janet Brown as The Prime Minister, Maureen Bennett as Sharon, Q's Assistant (uncredited), Andy Bradford as Guard at St. Cyril (uncredited), as Smithers, Clive Curtis as González Henchman (uncredited), Lalla Dean as Girl at Pool (uncredited), Evelyn Drogue as Girl at Pool (uncredited), as Herself - Singer in Title Sequence (uncredited)

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