Phil's Quick Capsule Review
For Your Eyes Only-poster-1981

For Your Eyes Only (1981) – A 007 Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
After the Star Wars inspired Moonraker, Bond is back to a more grounded story with For Your Eyes Only – a stunt filled, action packed ride which holds up as one of Roger Moore’s better entries.  A race to capture sunken technology, Moore is on top form here balancing the eye brow winks with some serious action and solid one liners.  And with less Bond girls to bed (thankfully turning down the young skater) the focus here is back on the story and it works – 007 is back to actually being a secret agent rather than an action star and the film is all the better for it.  Okay so the music is terrible (Bill Conti does not do Bond justice here but still doesn’t hit the lows of Eric Sera) and I’m not sure a car chase with a C5 was ever a good call BUT fundamentally this film is rock solid and again captures the rising action trend that would soon become Bond’s hallmark.

Best Bit: Stunts! Water! Snow! Cars!

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Goldeneye, On Her Majesties Secret Service, Live And Let Die

7 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...