For Your Eyes Only (1981)

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

for your eyes only 1981

Starring: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol

Directed by: John Glen

Written By: Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson

Rating: PG (US) Running Time: 2 hr 7 min

Two Cents:

For Your Eyes Only was initially set to follow The Spy Who Loved Me, but was pushed aside for Moonraker due to the success of a little film call Star Wars (1977). It’s a shame we had to wait, because this outing for the indestructible British secret agent was a much more mature film. It’s pretty light on the gadgets and humor, and presents a more thoughtful controlled Bond. It’s a welcome return to form, and ranks as one of the better Bond adventures. It’s really only let down by a pretty wooden performance by Carole Bouguet, and some weird disco infused music during the action scenes.

Movie Prep:

If you prefer the more ridiculous Bond outings such as Moonraker or Octopussy, then you might this one a little dull.

Best viewing format:

A good HD home entertainment setup should bring out the best in this, since it’s not likely to be available on the big screen again.

Best moment for me:

The action set pieces in this outing for Bond are really good. The one that stands out for me is the iconic car chase with Bond driving a Citroën 2CV down the side of a hill to evade his pursuers.

References: IMDBRotten Tomatoes

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