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On Her Majesty's Secret Service Poster-1969

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) – A 007 Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (OHMSS) is well deserving of a re-evaluation.  Often thought of as the red headed step child of the Bond franchise, OHMSS is actually one of Bonds strongest earlier entries sitting just behind Goldfinger  for me in the pantheon of the 60’s outings.  That’s not to say it doesn’t have it’s issues – George Lazenby is polarising, especially following the iconic Connery, but even he is underrated. Lazenby is much better physically than Connery ever was – delivering conniving fights or the first time in Bonds history yet still maintaining his suave Bond persona. Additionally OHMSS also delivers some of the franchises best action to date – from its iconic ski chase to the stock car sequence and the final bobsleigh escape.  Only a fool would dismiss On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.  

Best Bit: Ski escape

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Dr No, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye 

8 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...

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