Parents' Guide to

For Your Eyes Only

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sea and ski with 1981's Bond in an average outing.

Movie PG 1981 127 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

One of the better bonds

One of the better bond films with Roger Moore as 007. Offers some of the best 007 chases of all 24 films. Some scenes of sexual nature but nothing explicit on show, very few innuendos. Brilliantly constructed pre-credits sequence. Overall very good film worth watching.
age 12+


Incredibly mediocre, with the blandest villains in Bond history and the most boring plot in Bond history, maybe saved by a couple of action scenes. Ridiculously overrated

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The tone of this film is consistently lighthearted and comedic; when a talking parrot provides a vital clue, viewers know not much of this can be taken seriously. Propelled by a hit Sheena Easton song as an especially popular main theme, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY was the 12th entry in MGM's "official" series of James Bond movie adventures. It gets by as undemanding entertainment for the fans, with some particularly excellent underwater cinematography and action sequences. There's a little moral lesson in Bond chastising the fierce Melina about seeking vengeance, but these words seem a little hollow coming from a spy who has just killed, what, 20, 200, 2,000 bad guys?

Viewers can insinuate a little Greek-myth lesson in there by emphasizing how Melina compares herself to the avenging heroine Elektra, of ancient drama (the name and vibe was later hijacked for a comic-book heroine and movie Elektra ). And you can amaze kids with your 007 I.Q. by telling them that the late actress Cassandra Harris, playing a phony countess who has a romantic fling with Bond, was in real life the wife of an actor who would later play Bond -- Pierce Brosnan.

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