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Parents' Guide to

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

007 in ski country -- and marriage territory?

Movie PG 1969 144 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+
I saw this movie right after a ski trip with my family and loved it.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 15+

Might feature the best Bond girl so far

While this movie is still as suggestive as other Bond films (there's kissing and fondling, and shadowy female nudity), I really liked this movie because of the way the filmmakers handled the story of Tracy di Vincenzo, though I think the ending could've been handled better. The violence is also intense: there's hand-to-hand combat, shootings (one with some blood), car crashes, and one scene involves a snowplowing machine. If you're a fan of Bond movies, or find enough enjoyment in them for two hours, I'd say OHMSS is a good film to check out, just don't show it to children or younger teens because it is not really appropriate for them. 7.8/10

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (26 ):

It's a bit on the long and talky side for kids -- until the action begins, and then it's fast and furious. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE marks the sole starring appearance of Australian-born George Lazenby in the role of 007. It also confronts Bond, somewhat belatedly, with a peril he'd never faced before: getting married. Alas, neither had a happy outcome.

The movie is a pretty bumpy but enjoyable roller-coaster of comedy, thrills, and ultimate tragedy, with the unaccustomed sight of a weeping Bond. Supposedly this film explored the "character" of James Bond as none had before, even down to his family crest and motto ("The World Is Not Enough"), though it's hardly Oscar-grade material -- the suave secret agent who cracks silly jokes and seduces lovely ladies is still a pretty cartoony figure.

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