After the OTT japes of Moonraker, Roger Moore takes it down a notch with For Your Eyes Columbo sex. The outlier of the Moore tenure.
A low-key outing, more realism than romp, For Your Eyes Only has its moments but never quite takes off. The plot recalls From Russia With Love, only without SPECTRE, the honey-trap and the Orient Express. The Villain: Good character, lousy villain. Aris Kristatos is an intelligent man and his rivalry with onetime friend Columbo is the most intriguing strand of the narrative.
However, as an antagonist Uncle Ari is woefully underpowered. Fair play for the keelhaul but that marks the only point Kristatos feels like a true bad guy. A minor plan is alright if you are a major personality. The Girl: Beautiful, enigmatic and avenging her murdered parents one crossbow bolt at a time. Melina Havelock is a strong heroine.