The standard nonsensical Bond "folly", elevated by a sense of genuine spectacle. From the helicopter hi-jack of the pre-title sequence to the Olympic pursuit, underwater exploration and literal mountain top cliff-hanger, the film doesn't just provide the usual action and suspense, it's genuinely jaw-dropping. Maybe just a nostalgia for pre-CGI extravagance, but some of the images here are astounding.
Roger Moore's finest hour. "For Your Eyes Only" is epitome of a well-crafted Bond adventure. Like the Daniel Craig films and "Licence to Kill," here Moore and director John Glen serve up the formula in realistic fashion while reflecting on the life of the character, and meditating on what it means to be a killer.
Roger Moore's best Bond film, after going so big with THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and MOONRAKER, it's refreshing to see a small-scale Bond story without the megalomaniacs and ticking time bombs in sci-fi fortresses.
Since it's so different than the other Moore Bond movies, I'm tempted to say I really like this one, but it's still just kinda dull. The Spy Who Loved Me is way sillier, but a bit more fun than this. They're the 'highlights' of the Moore era, which produced not one great Bond movie. The greats for me: Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Living Daylights, GoldenEye, Casino Royale, and Skyfall.
Far more fun than I think I ever gave it credit for. Lynn Holly Johnson almost sinks the whole thing by herself, so incredibly irritating is she. But some cracking action scenes, a top notch support cast and a good mix of humour and sombre moments make this one of the better Bonds. It took me 30 years to figure that out, for some reason.