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A View to a Kill

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Tired 007 effort has ridiculous plot, iffy behavior.

Movie PG 1985 130 minutes
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Roger Moore was nearing sixty when he made this, his seventh and final James Bond film, and the entire movie just seems tired. Worse, it unwisely allows for a strain of ridiculous humor, beginning with the use of a Beach Boys song while Bond snowboards down a hill. Unfortunately, even when it's not trying to be funny it tends to be rather ridiculous (in one scene, Bond even makes quiche for his Bond girl), and sometimes dumb.

On the plus side, Christopher Walken and Grace Jones make two of the more colorful characters in Bond's rogues gallery. A battle over the Golden Gate Bridge is a highlight, as is Duran Duran's title song. Moore also has a few funny scenes with Patrick Macnee, who is perhaps best known for his role on the legendary spy TV series "The Avengers." If you look fast, you can spot Dolph Lundgren as a henchman, but even Lundgren has made better movies than this.

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