For Your Eyes Only (1981) - Action, Adventure, Thriller

Hohum Score

7

Engaging

Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British weapons communication/control device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

IMDB: 6.8
Director: John Glen
Stars: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet
Length: 127 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 38 out of 285 found boring (13.33%)

One-line Reviews (250)

While a lot of the James Bond films relied on supervillians and fascinating gadgets and cars, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY is perhaps one of the simplest movies in the series and is the best.

Also, too many of his movies had ski chase scenes on the snow and For Your Eyes Only probably represented the longest ski chase scene and it was pretty boring.

) It's funny because the director lets it drag out a bit and break up the rhythm while it adds to the suspense.

The film has so much going for it, yet falls just shy of being one of the all-time great 007 adventures because it lacks both a compelling story and, worse, a memorable nemesis for Bond to battle.

Moore continued his suaveness and charm in this movie, which I thought had a more faster pace in the plot and more exciting action sequences than the previous Moore entries, from the car chase to the thrilling ski chase - all set to a very 80s-style music score by Bill Conti.

The story is one of the most believable one in a long time, yet still intriguing.

The film tends to drag a bit during the underwater sequence, but the rock climbing scene towards the end is tinglingly suspenseful, whereas the final showdown is exceptionally low-key.

Bond bad guy Kristatos played by Indiana Jones and Star Wars actor Julian Glover is bland and forgettable, lacking weight especially when compared to other serious Bond outing villains like Kananga and Licence to Kill's Sanchez or more recently Dominic Greene to name a few.

Bond himself is less cartoonish and silly than he had been for a while, and the more realistic action scenes (especially the thrilling mountain climax) create more suspense.

The plot is very good, amusing, and exciting, and seems like the kind of spy mission that actually occured during the Cold War.

Preceding Locque's death, Bond says an unforgettable line: You left this with Ferrara, I believe.. A line like this brilliantly sums up the theme of FYEO: revenge The ending of FYEO is one scene that has every Bond fan on the edge of their seat.

Roger Moore's 5th adventure as Bond, and after reaching silly heights in 'Moonraker' it's great to see Bond back on Earth again, and all the ingredients are here for a very entertaining thrill ride, the action, the stunts, the gadgets, stunning locations and beautiful women, not to mention some of the most convincing acting in the Bond series.

The ocean scenes are fascinating, and all the scenes of Greece and Italy makes you want to take a trip there.

I liked the setting for this one and the story gains from it with some beautiful things used within and things such as Bond being dragged through Coral being oddly nice to look at.

The stunt choreography is exceptional and rather exciting.

The scene where Bond and Melina are dragged through the reef is simply a brilliant idea and executed just as well.

They found a good balance between the more serious and the humorous bits and made it a truly enjoyable experience.

So basically, without rambling on further, this film is good, and very enjoyable.

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY proves a Roger Moore 007 movie can still be entertaining without the goofiness.

The plots are predictable and uninteresting, and the attempts to weave in scraps from the intro song in the dialogue and in other ways, get contrived.

The action-packed includes , exciting underwater fights, and cliffhanging assault of a rousing mountaintop fortress filmed in Meteoro monastery .

The scene where the villains dragged Bond and Medena over the coral reefs, intending to make them bleed into the water, thus attracting the sharks which were meant to finish them off, was very good, and also involved one of the more intelligent escape scenes of the Bond series.

"For Your Eyes Only" is a slower film all around.

After rather dull Bond allies since OHMSS, we get a great, memorable one; Columbo, up in the ranks with Kermin Bay of FRWL and Marc Ange Draco of OHMSS.

A relentless bore.

The action sequences, while more realistic, are genuinely exciting and varied.

The result is a delightful spy adventure with plenty of intriguing characters, plot twists, and romance…

The absurdity of the previous chapter is shed, and we get a highly entertaining adventure that appeals to fans and non-fans alike.

It is exciting.

They make the films exciting, glamorous, and most of all fun, which is what most movies (and all James Bond movies) should aspire to.

"For Your Eyes Only" is another entertaining movie in the James Bond series (the 12th in the series).

It seems that FOR YOUR EYES ONLY takes bits and pieces from earlier Bond films and stirs them together to make an exciting new adventure for 1981 audiences.

For Your Eyes Only gets very boring, most of its action scenes only go for like 1 minute!

This is easily one of the most thrilling James Bond movies and is probably about second or third best of the 80's Bond films (License To Kill was the best of that decade).

Stunning French actress Carole Bouquet plays Melina Havelock, a strong willed woman who is out for revenge following the death of her parents.

The revival of the exciting Bond .

The film should of been set exclusively in Italy with the lead character (Judy in the original) being Anglo-Italian The film works at a slow pace and is not fast or action packed that can keep viewers attention to a Bond film.

Not so much in his face, but in his overall slower movements.

And while "For Your Eyes Only" doesn't reach that level of greatness (no Bond film has since 1963), Roger Moore's fifth effort is still an exciting, unique, and fun way to spend 2 hours.

He was noble, deserving and great but eventually the scripts were becoming banal.

Mr Roger Moore yawns through two long unforgiving hours...........

This is a better than decent, more level-headed entry that's just a little bit too bland at times and slow, and lacks any real true excitement that films like these really should have in abundance.

I did enjoy this film, but I will be honest and say that it is a tad slow and times, and that it often feels dragged out and longer than the running time suggests.

Conclusion: For Your Eyes Only is an enjoyable return to the more grounded early Bond films.

Enjoyable title song by Sheena Easton and stirring musical score fitting to action by Bill Conti (Rocky saga's composer) ,following the John Barry's classic style .

As Bond, Roger Moore finally gets his hair messed up, and more… He is at the mercy of a bald figure in a wheelchair who controls his destiny; chased by ski-borne motorcycles; assailed by spear-carrying fishermen and unlucky hockey players; attacked by sharks and enemy divers; tied up and dragged behind a boat along the sharp corals…The film succeeds in introducing many mysterious characters… Three of them are:Milos Columbo (Topol) who becomes the incarnation of Bond's old friend Kerim Bey...

With great locations including Corfu and Cortina D'Ampezzo in Italy, For Your Eyes Only is a satisfying and thrilling entry in the series.

If you do get bored something must be seriously wrong with you.

Nobody is building gigantic oceanic laboratories in the middle of the Mediterranean, no secret hideouts in volcanoes, no plot to take over the world, or to exterminate the entire human race.

While it did not outgross Moonraker, it's financial intake was close and while it does possess the entertainment factor that both Moonraker and The Spy Who Loved Me did, it is an artistic success, with great performances, an engrossing storyline, wonderful characterization and superb direction from John Glen in his directorial debut for a Bond film.

Other flaws include dull villains and a terribly uneven Bill Conti score which sometimes really works and sometimes is woefully ill-judged.

I could go on and on about this Bond film but the importantthing is that it's fast, funny and thrilling.

Not only is this a visual treat for the eye, but keeps you gripping the sides of your seat.

Rick Sylvester doubled Moore for the breathtaking mountaineering scenes.

You got a cute Bond girl Bond inexplicably refuses to sleep with although she's present for no other purpose; in fact this Bond is remarkably sexless, bonking only the future Mrs Remington Steel until the end, when he finally gets around to the Chanel chick;you got Bond doing a Jon Voight impression up the back of a mountain just so he can lower a basket (to pick up his team) on a noisy winch that alerts the guards, because he wanted "the element of surprise" - this of course during the great Mediterranean helicopter shortage of 1980 - then he ruins the surprise for that portion of the guards who were asleep by engaging in noisy brawls and throwing people through windows;best of all, you got a macguffin sunk at the bottom of the Ionian sea for about two weeks, a macguffin everybody says is really really important, the recovery of which somehow requires a drive through Spain and a skiing tour of Italy followed by a couple of boat trips to Albania, before anybody dives for this incredibly valuable and time-sensitive thing, a salvage operation so simple, by the way, that it can be accomplished by a girl with a mini-sub.

It is impossible to get bored watching this movie.

The bad: slow script, awful 80s music a painful to watch introThe good: the end of the skiing sequence is well done, and more realistic film.

This in combination with a return towards a more old-fashioned story lines and down-to-earth action sequences (literally, when compared to "Moonraker") results in "For Your Eyes Only" being one of the most relaxingly enjoyable and adrenalin-rushing Bond adventures in the entire series.

In my opinion, the best action sequences in the Bond films are the speedboat chase in Live and Let Die, the oil tanker pursuit in Licence to Kill and most exciting of all, the ski chase in this absolute peach of a film that is a definite improvement over Moonraker, and is clearly the finest Roger Moore 007 film.

As a consequence, this is a storyline and script that is somewhat closer to reality than Bond had been in more than a decade with the result being a film that is much more suspenseful and even exciting than it's over the top predecessor.

Action sequences are one of the best, having the best skiing action sequence, the whole sequence was just amazing and entertaining from start to finding.

The Underwater Scenes – The scenes where Bond and Melina are dragged through the sea are as good as anything you'll find in a Bond movie, filled with exciting and dangerous looking moments.

These sequences include a thrilling ski chase, as well as an edge of your seat mountain climb.

Bond's dark haired damsel was stunning until she spoke.

Normally this is fine and has worked even for some of the later Bonds to come yet in this particular instance, it seems overdone and cliché.

I will admit despite my enjoyment of Moonraker, it did get a little silly and occasionally tiresome (not very often though).

Glen is rather brilliant in conducting the Cortina ski chase, but the rest is merely the execution of formulaic beats.

The action sequences are spectacular for the time, and the story is very engaging.

This is a pretty suspenseful scene among several in "For Your Eyes Only.

A few too many fight scenes which got tedious, but some of the chases were exciting.

Throughout the history of the Bond film, there has been a tragic lack of plot twists, misdirections, or surprises.

Glover, while pulling off a good performance, is uninteresting as a villain, as he only wants to get money from the ATAC, although this could have been an intentional choice to keep things grounded.

Anyway, this is one of the best bond movies and I highly recommend it.

The rest of the cast are okay, but again, it's a slow film.

The movie is more down to earth and realistic than alot of Bond movies and very very exciting.

It has a good story and some very exciting action scenes.

If you remove the action sequences, the central story is kind of dull at times.

John Glen films everything in a bland, almost TV-show like way.

This for me makes the whole movie something worth watching.

This thrilling film deals about seductive James Bond as the ultimate spy hero who is assigned by MI6 a dangerous mission to recover an important device that control over British Polaris nuclear subs .

It's funny and exciting at the same time, and I think I never have seen more fantastic action-scenes in any other movie like in this one.

As it stands, it's a pleasant, suitably engaging watch, with many strong moments undermined by inconsistent silliness and a general sense of hazy disengagement.

Well, the fore-mentioned reasons are enough; it's entertaining, exciting, rich in greatness of action, suspense and adventure, a ridiculous body count - James did the most of it -, the usual tolerable romance and Topol is a kick-ass sidekick, and let us not forget that Desmond Llewelyn as Q is also present to steal the show with his remarks and utility gadgets - the sequence where he does a profile sketch of the villain's henchman is hilarious.

There is one great scene in the second half, when Bond and Melina are dragged through the ocean and coral reef.

One of the most boring and foreseeable .

Despite not having a line, his intense expressions and quiet presence definitely leave an impact.

The characters are well cast and the classic Lotus Esprit gets an appearance in the film though in my view there could of been an exciting car chase with esprit in Italy rather then destroying it.

Among all the James Bond films of Roger Moore, For Your Eyes Only is the best and most compelling I've seen.

Maybe holds a spoilerAfter the tired, boring 007 films "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker," producers Cubby Brocoli and Michael G.

Anyway, this is a very watchable and entertaining movie...

After a dud like Moonraker, it was imperative that this series get back to basics and work on being entertaining again, For Your Eyes Only had some great comedy and some excellent action sequences as well.

Overall, enjoyable and simple.

It's brimming with colorful and fascinating cinematography by cameraman Alan Hume .

The action sequences were intense and extremely climactic.

Oh yes, twists in the plot really make it worth watching too.

It had a fairly straightforward plot which was easy to grasp, but a little dull.

The storyline is realistic but exciting enough to create suspense, Roger Moore gives probably his best performance as 007, and he is surrounded by interesting characters.

Exciting, Eye-Popping, Globetrotting, Blockbuster James Bond Spy Flick .

Another entertaining 007 adventure .

The scene with Bond and Melina dragged behind the speedboat, for example, is taken directly from the novel of 'Live And Let Die', and many characters appear in Fleming's short story of the same name.

The whole ice skating thing was pointless.

Bond trying to regain the helicopter contains some excellent stunt work and it is just an entertaining opening.

Chases and exciting action scenes abound.

There's a wild and unusual car chase, a raid on a shipping port trafficking drugs, a thrilling climb up to the villain's base, and probably the best ski chase in a Bond film that also takes advantage of a bobsled run.

I do feel that the movie would've been a lot more enjoyable if it were edited down more, there are many scenes that seem very drawn out.

One of the best in the series, and action packed all the way.

But after seeing this film, I just know that bond has moved on from boredom.

There is an enjoyable car chase in a Citroën in the Greek countryside that is light-hearted without feeling silly.

That then leads to him offing Blofeld in a pretty ridiculously entertaining pre-credit sequence that makes the rest of the movie seem more serious in comparison.

It's a highly enjoyable and refreshingly basic entertainment package with no silly cartoon ingredients from "Moonraker".

There's a thrilling action set-piece where Bond must evade an expert Olympian East German skier with a marksman rifle shot, and two motorcycle assassins down an Italian slope, encountering innocent civilians and other athletes competing in various competitions.

He just has a really likable presence and his introduction makes the film even more engaging.

Topol (charismatic and on scene stealing form) and Glover offer up fascinating characters, with Glover excellent as Kristatos, providing the franchise with a cultured and believable villain.

Lynn-Holly Johnson's Bibi Dahl character is as pointless as it gets, out of place and superfluous to the plot.

This opening is both exciting and poignant, with Tracy's grave and the Blofeld reference both being used to great effect.

As Bond explained, he was merely engaging in detente - 'You don't have it, I don't have it!

Carole Bouquet is rather boring and plastic throughout the movie.

The picture contains comic-strip adventure , sensational pursuits , silly set pieces, great stunts, tongue-in check humor, automovile chase, frantic unstopped action , an impressive tour over razor-sharp coral reefs, amazing gimmicks and stimulating images like are the happenings on the spectacular pursuits on the snow, the overwhelming underwater scenes, and the breathtaking battles .

Bond, Topol and the daughter of the archaeologist, Melina, all go after Kristatos, leading to a thrilling finale in a monastery.

The skiing in this movie is exciting too, it must be said.

Some parts are a bit slow in all honesty and can bore you if you don't pay attention because some parts are just packed with dialogues, where as some parts are overly used action so although it works out well in the end, bit's can be partly dull.

I saw how dull the film really was.

She can come across as dull and, as a result, forgettable amidst the sea of other Bond women, past and future, who left their mark on the series.

" Does That Bother Anyone Else, That In Every Other Bond Film Where Minions Empty Out Entire Clips At Bond And He's Not Hit And All He Has To Do Is Shoot 6 Times And All The Minions Die?

Over all I was a little disappointed with this instalment in the franchise but it is still worth watching.

The film is paced almost perfectly, it knows exactly when to speed things up or slow them down and at no points does it become boring despite some dialogue heavy parts.

This movie, to me, does the best job of making Bon fantastical yet holding onto that core grain of believability that is so crucial to crafting a compelling character.

In the second half, the tension unwinds a bit with a long, tedious underwater sequence that succeeds only in slowing the film down.

Like THUNDERBALL, the underwater sequences are slow and dull, filled with endless scenes of stand-ins for Moore and Bouquet.

Topol is very engaging in the role of Columbo, one of the most charismatic and memorable Bond allies since Kerim Bey in "From Russia with Love".

All this and Q having a more expanded role than usual (due to original M, Bernard Lee, being in his final days) makes For Your Eyes Only one of the most enjoyable low-key James Bond adventures ever!

The fact that it takes awhile to find out if Julian Glover or Topol plays the villain is intriguing and many of the action sequences are top-notch and mostly logical considering the partly-confusing premise.

The main villain behind it all is kind of bland and uninteresting.

It is easily the preeminent Roger Moore Bond film, and is well worth watching in every area.

Boring Bond is a total pile of grit...

It's a stunning, thrilling and adventurous film experience.

They range from Bond attempting to take control of a remote controlled helicopter in mid-flight to a surprisingly effective car chase, excellently filmed ski sequences, suspenseful underwater sequences and a climbing scene that features one of the most impressive Bond stunts ever.

From "tragically crap" to "cheesy fun" to "strong and exciting" to (ignoring Moonraker) to this, Moore's reign has been a continual series of one-up-manship.

But despite everything, the film had a very slow development for a James Bond film, I thought that the villain (though good) had a bad motivation and also thought the film had a bad use of the soundtrack (that both the " James Bond Theme "and" For Your Eyes Only "are some of the songs).

" There are a couple of exciting motorcycle chases on ice that will have you gnawing your fingernails as the villains pursue Bond.

This is the best pre-credits in the series for me because its both extremely silly and exciting at the same time.

The climb up the cliff-face was on the edge of your seat stuff and the ski-chase was ingeniously executed that has you willing Bond down the mountain throughout.

But he plays the role with a ruthless nature that fits and he certainly looks the part as his scenes with Moore are always engaging.

As is like a roller-coaster , as is fast-paced, light, excitement, funny and entertaining ; it's a winner for oo7 fans and non-fans alike .

The chase in a Madrid village and countryside with Bond using Melina's embarrassingly small Citroën trying to outsmart two superior vehicles as the enemy follows behind constantly shooting, is also ridiculous, but entertaining.

The action is crisply filmed and edited, including a remarkable ski sequence and a stunning mountain climbing sequence in which Bond is almost thrown to his death.

It is definitely an enjoyable experience.

The photography in this movie is superb - it was shot by Alan Hume (Return Of The Jedi, Runaway Train), one of Britain's greatest cameramen, and he does everything from strap the camera to a bobsleigh to stage an interior fight underwater with stunning, razor-sharp looks.

Speaking of contrived, there's the fight scene between Bond and the hockey players.

The scene were Kristatos is pulling bond and Melina through the water is recycled from Live and Let Die making it slightly banal and the end scene just drags the viewer to the end.

I have a couple of complaints, but the film was very enjoyable .

Also, the ending in a remote monastery is somewhat anti-climactic; the most intense and memorable scenes take place in Cortina and under water in the Adriatic Sea.

Beautiful intro, exciting ski stunts - and Roger Moore.

This movie is yet another example of how entertaining the Roger Moore Bond movies are.

There isn't anything iconic being said, but it all feels very believable and the conversations the characters have here are always engaging.

A somewhat dull Bond entry .

it even teaches previous Bond movies how to make underwater scenes exciting!

To sum up, I have always enjoyed FYEO and I think it is extremely entertaining and one of the most action-packed Bond films.

Slower Bond film in many ways .

He is courageous, commanding, tough, and, most importantly, serious, thanks to new director John Glen (who apparently had to do some prying to slow down Moore's humor blitz).

Except for that I think the ski and mountaineering stunts are the most exciting thing with this Bond movie.

Add to the mix a fine cast, notably Carole Bouquet as another strong character in the list of 'Bond women', and you have a satisfying and thrilling entry in the series.

They are even duller that the main villain.

I found the material to be rather lame and I thought the majority of the action scenes were fairly boring and never jumped off the screen.

After James in Space in Moonraker, he is back down to Earth in this very exciting installment of the series.

Lastly, the surreal, fast paced depiction of James Bond's fight scenes at different locales namely a sky resort, a mountain and an undersea boat make 'For your eyes only' a highly entertaining film with appreciable amount of thrilling moments for fans to cherish.

John Glen directs his first film in the series after having been the editor on some of the most exciting films.

For your Eyes only also benefits from a more intense, stronger Bond girl in the form of Melina, (Carole Bouquet), who wants revenge for the death of her family, and from Topol as Columbo, who is much like Kerim Bay in the film From Russia with Love.

A thrilling Bond adventurescene!

I'm one of the ones that personally enjoyed it.

Nevertheless, the movie fast paced and remains of my my favourite Bond movies.

There are high society pool parties, mountainside car chases, ski thrills, ice skating, underwater intrigue and an exciting cliff-climbing close.

Riveting and fancy main titles by habitual Maurice Binder , furthermore eye-popping production design by Peter Lamont.

So, while "The Spy Who Loved Me" is Moore's best and most entertaining venture into the world of Bond, FYEO does a great job at doing something different, and with it's blend of exciting action sequences, good locales, intrigue, and an involving story that keeps the viewer interested, this is my 6th favorite 007 adventure and I recommend it to anyone.

I enjoyed it, and I enjoyed it more than Rodgey's other outings (see what it's like when you jokify the name, Roger?

Stunning Bond girl, great chasing scenes with Bill Conti's music without gadgets making it amazing well done.

So, while it is not apparently everybody's cup of tea, For Your Eyes Only stands near the top and is one of the more enjoyable and fast paced Bond films there is.

The subplot about Columbo's 35 year rivalry with Kristatos is very compelling.

Another memorable scene features Bond and Melina being dragged on a rope by a boat over a coral reef.

There is a rock climbing scene that is intense!

It's not without its faults, but it's an enjoyable enough experience and a considerable improvement over its predecessor.

The score by LSU alumna Bill Conti seemed of its time from the early '80s but it was still entertaining to me and his title song as sung by Sheena Easton is still a favorite of mine.

One of the most entertaining Bond flicks that is very re-watchable.

Roger Moore plays Jame Bond again in the exciting adventurous 'For Your Eyes Only'.

After a thrilling scrape with Blofeld at the beginning of the film in which Bond starts by tending to his wife's grave, Bond is thrown into the assignment.

) and Kristatos's death-by-coral attempt on Bond has to be one of the most drawn out ideas ever by a villain.

The film will appeal to James Bond series's buffs but good for fans only ; because this one goes on far too long and has provoked so much debate among 007 followers .

The plot is one of the best and most intriguing of the series and the villains take on a certain realism that isn't present in most of the previous Bond films.

This film had plenty of exciting moments; highlights include a car chase in a 2CV, the ski chase where bond is pursued by armed men on bikes and the final confrontation in a remote monastery.

For little proof, just look at the bad guys, they were determined to kill Bond by the stupidest ways ever: boring him to death by endless skiing, running him over by a motorcycle, and throwing a hockey's puck at him !

"For Your Eyes Only" takes a lot of queues from "OHMSS" and I quite enjoyed it.

Furthermore "For Your Eyes Only" benefices from a phenomenal title song, courtesy of Sheena Easton, and some of the most breathtaking Bond girls.

Also I must say some of the scenery in this movie is absolutely stunning and there was no big sets like in Moonraker for instance.

But somehow it just doesn't all hang together, the Austrian scenes go on far too long.

They had just made their biggest box office killing with the last Bond release, the ridiculous and formulaic "Moonraker," so changing direction and respecting Bond's roots was a noble effort worth applauding.

Rating : 6'5 , well worth watching .

The villains and girls seemed dull and boring, and at times, I couldn't wait for it to end...

Carole Bouquet was flat and uninteresting as Bond's 'love' interest.

The women: Carole Bouquet is rarely mentioned, but she is an intriguing and reliable leading lady.

All of the actors in the film are top notch, and the beautiful scenery of Italy and Greece, is just breathtaking.

All in all not the worst Bond, but not the best either, but very enjoyable none the less.

Yet another entertaining Moore Bond flick.

Though I don't think the overall finish is as good as The Spy who Loved Me, this is one of Moore's better outings, even if it does have a rather pointless opening sequence that could have broken the film had it not been for the plot strengthening after the credits.

I was a teen then and bored out of my mind and went to see it during the summer of 1981 with my high school buddies to kill time.

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981) *** Bond must locate a missing nuclear sub and becomes partners with the lovely Carole Bouquet whose plans for revenge for the murders of her parents add to the action packed scenario.

Great stunts as the thrilling opening chopper scene, and the famous Citroën 2CV car chase.

The tension is terrific, you will be on the edge of you seat while bond is on the edge of a mountain.

Bland, James Bland .

A novel feature of FYEO is that Bond actually has to work out who his enemy is, the choice coming down to the suave Kristatos and the wily Columbo, and the film does a good job confusing us as to which of them it is, until all is revealed.

Bill Conti (of Rocky fame) provides an exciting if dated score, and the theme tune is powerfully performed by Sheena Easton.

though the ending was fairly flat and predictable.

In fact every single potentially suspenseful action sequence is ruined by the incongruous sounds of the instruments used.

After the enjoyable fantastical set pieces of 'The Spy Who LovedMe' and the all out gadgetry of 'Moonraker', the producers of theJames Bond films decided it was time to get more into reality withtheir next film, 'For Your Eyes Only', a very enjoyable film.

The mountain-climbing scenes in the final act stand out as suspenseful action and there's lots of other beautiful Greek locales in this movie all around.

It's trashy but entertaining, in the mold of several earlier entries in the Roger Moore catalog, and there's a distinct lack of overly ambitious action sets in outer space, so I felt comfortable and content with what I got.

The plot is good and action is well done, especially the scene where Bond and Melina are used as shark baits is very intense.

The movie is really fast paced, I really wasn't bored with it, it is highly entertaining.

Also, the underwater photography in For Your Eyes Only is stunning.

It can be extremely exciting (OHMSS, The Spy Who Loved Me).

Roger Moore showed that he could be serious and the action is exciting without being outlandish.

Another problem is that the story is entertaining but it can get rather dull in parts.

And how can we forget the famous chase scene where Bond, at the wheel of a disjointed Citroen 2CV, makes cross-country by the Andalusian hills?

Blofeld is there from the outset, but this Blofeld is totally uninteresting, and the vistas shown in the opening sequence are not exhilarating, not entertaining.

There are fine chases on snow and on the road,a thrilling keel-hauling sequence which was actually taken from the book {but not the film}of Live and Let Die,two underwater fights and a truly exciting rock climbing scene where Moore actually looks in peril!

I'm a massive 007 fan, a big Roger Moore fan as well, most of his 007 films are great, except this one, so So SO disappointing, it was unbelievably boring and i only watch the first hour or so and thought, enough is enough and took out the DVD, worst £7 ever spent!

It was boring, seemed like half the movie they were skiing.

Some of the action was pretty intense too.

This movie has depth (in both plot and character) so if you're into pointless hollywood action and sexual drivel then this movie is not for you.

"For Your Eyes Only" gets off to a rocky start, teasing the return of Blofeld in an irrelevant helicopter sequence more interested in giving a middle finger to former "Bond" writer/producer Kevin McClory (who won the rights to the character in a court case) than meaningfully entertaining "Bond" fans.

Another problem I had was with the villain who was simply boring and never made a splash in the film.

Bouquet is perhaps smarter than most Bond girls but she is also rather dull.

" For Your Eyes Only", in fact, has nearly everything one could look for in a Bond film- a good performance from the hero, a beautiful heroine, exciting action sequences and an excellent theme song from Sheena Easton.

Easy to follow and the cliffhanging conclusion was well done and somewhat suspenseful.

Yes but it's very contrived.

As for the villain of this 007 title, he is very mundane and uninteresting as was the villain Largo from Thunderball (Ironically, the Largo character in Never Say Never was quite improved upon).

Overall, it's on the entertaining side of average.

The plot is touch-and-go (mostly go), the disco score is dated, and the figure skating character played by Lynn-Holly Johnson is a waste of time.

The same cannot be said for Julian Glover, whose adversary is so dull and immediately forgettable he's almost invisible while sharing scenes with his fellow actors.

But, Bond's ascension up a mountain to infiltrate Ari's men stationed in a monastery to hand over the retrieved device to the in-coming Russians(..approaching in their helicopter)is a nail-biting and breathtaking affair where he must contend with a mercenary attempting to send him spiraling to his death.

He's utterly forgettable, and has a correspondingly boring death.

Sounds like an exciting premise doesn't it.

They just believe that the cars race, the planes acrobatics, the climbing, the diving are never seen before sequences that the shots are endless, too long, repetitive and finally boring!

The beach fight and chase is exciting, reminiscent of O.

I fell asleep during one of the ski scenes.

The skiing scene is absolutely stunning.

The film also boasts some cool underwater sequences, an amusing car chase (with Bond driving a Citroën 2CV), and an exciting finale set in a monastery built atop a huge monolith.

Here it becomes a standard Reds under the beds paranoia plot which Mr Roger Moore yawns through for two long unforgiving hours.

Unfortunate too as it's the only really plausible and engaging spy story from the Moore years.

Although not anywhere near greatness when comes to acting, Carole Bouquet still makes for a compelling Bond Girl.

There is a abundance of action in this movie, including a breathtaking ski-chase and an intense showdown in a Greek monastery.