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
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.
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.