A View to a Kill (1985) – Roger Moore: James Bond Revisited

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Welcome back to another installment of James Bond Revisited. Sadly, our time with Roger Moore is coming to an end in this, his last go-round as 007, A VIEW TO A KILL. Much maligned by fans and critics (even if it developed something of a cult following in recent years), this 1985 release proved to be Moore's swan song in the role, with him being pretty open in his biography ("My Word is My Bond") about how he felt he was now too old for the part.  

The film, which was an attempt to recapture the magic of GOLDFINGER, albeit with microchips as opposed to gold, stars Christopher Walken as Max Zorin, a genetically engineered madman with ties to the KGB. Disco diva Grace Jones co-stars as his henchwoman May Day, while the late Tanya Roberts is Moore's leading lady, Stacy Sutton. The score, by John Barry, is top-shelf and features one of the best 007 theme songs, "A View to a Kill" by Duran Duran! Check out our run-down of this controversial but still enjoyable outing. 

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Chris Bumbray began his career with JoBlo as the resident film critic (and James Bond expert) way back in 2007, and he has stuck around ever since, being named editor-in-chief in 2021. A voting member of the CCA and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, you can also catch Chris discussing pop culture regularly on CTV News Channel.