A View to a Kill

1985 PG 2h 11m DVD

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A View to a Kill

1985 PG 2h 11m DVD
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Agent 007 races against the clock to stop a power-mad French industrialist who's scheming to corner the world's microchip supply by triggering a massive earthquake that would destroy California's Silicon Valley -- and kill millions.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Roger Moore
  • Christopher Walken
  • Tanya Roberts
  • Grace Jones
  • Patrick Macnee
  • Patrick Bauchau
  • David Yip
  • Fiona Fullerton
  • Manning Redwood
  • Alison Doody
  • Willoughby Gray
  • Desmond Llewelyn
  • Robert Brown
  • Lois Maxwell
  • Walter Gotell
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age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that A View to a Kill is the 14th official James Bond film, and Roger Moore's final outing in the series. It contains guns, shooting, chasing, fighting, and some killing, but bloodletting is minimal. Bond has four lovers over the course of the movie. Kissing is shown and sex is implied. He drinks fairly often, but mostly in a social way, though one comical drunk is briefly shown. There is some brief strong language, notably one clear use of "s--t" (and one partial use of it). We see some obvious product placement, specifically for the Sharper Image and for Chevron. It's widely considered one of the worst of the Bond movies, though, as always, purists and die-hard fans will want to see it.

Sexual Content

Bond is involved with women during the course of the film. Kissing is shown, and sex is presumed, although very little is actually shown. He relaxes in a hot tub with one woman. Grace Jones is shown removing an article of clothing, but no nudity is shown. Grace kisses both Bond and Zorin. During a chase scene, a camper shell is torn from a truck, revealing a man and woman in bed together.

Violence

We see plenty of guns and shooting, as well as fighting and chasing. There are some dead bodies, but not much blood. A man gets a fishhook in his face, with some blood shown. A man is chopped up in a fan underwater, with some blood swirling through the water. In one scene, the bad guys believe that they have killed Bond, but he survives. A woman has a shotgun filled with rock salt (ouch).

Language

"S--t" and "hell" are used twice each. "Damn" is used once. "Oh my God" is used.

Social Behavior

James Bond may be a good guy, and may have saved the world, but he seduces women, drinks alcohol, doesn't seem to care much about destroying property, and never really learns any lessons. Moreover, he has a license to kill and can leave dead bodies in his wake with no consequences. Some of the women characters are treated as objects, helpless and powerless.

Consumerism

Bond prominently uses a "Sharper Image" card to open a lock. A Chevron sign is prominently shown. A bottle of Stolichnaya vodka is shown. A 1985-era Apple computer is shown.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Bond produces a bottle of Stolichnaya vodka, but is not seen drinking from it. He drinks fancy champagne at a dinner, and drinks at a party. He drinks wine at a woman's house. A drunk on a park bench is briefly shown during a chase scene.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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