There is one massive problem with this movie – its star, George Lazenby. He just can’t act. He can handle the fight scenes, but he’s completely unconvincing in nearly everything else in this film – the lack of chemistry with Diana Rigg is clear to see. The script, clearly written for Connery (who would have done far better) does not help.
The action scenes drag on, the plot is badly paced and Telly Savalas isn’t as good as Donald Pleasance. The best thing about this tale is Diana Rigg, who steals every scene that she’s in and who has a very moving death.
There are much better Bond films out there.