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After the refreshing sobriety of For Your Eyes Only, producer Albert Broccoli applied the naturalistic talents of director John Glen to a more typically stylized and parodistic Bond script, and the results are dim and conflicted (1983). Glen's willingness to give the action sequences a certain weight and seriousness produces some genuinely exciting moments, yet his work is everywhere undermined by the flatness of the characterizations and the uncertain architecture of the plot. Still, Maud Adams makes a nice impression and Roger Moore has shed some of his smarminess. With Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn, and Kabir Bedi.

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