From Russia with Love is old school Bond fun.
Villains carefully explaining their future plans instead of killing Bond while they can, and subsequently allowing him to escape and foil their plots? Check!
Hot women, both friend and foe, ready to leap into bed with the super spy? Check!
Tricky gadgetry that just happens to be exactly what's needed to get out of a life or death situation? Check!
Globe trotting adventures to thwart shadowy organizations and sinister villains? Check!
From Russia with Love is a fun, solid Bond movie. The action and fight scenes are entertaining (grenades and helicopters don't mix well, apparently). Daniela Bianchi is a sexy Bond Girl, though her role is basically just plot device/eye candy, as opposed to some of the other women who have had bigger roles in the story and action of their respective Bond films. And those gypsy girls...well, I wouldn't have minded if the entire movie would have been about them.
Anyway, good villains, gritty fights, the introduction of many of the trademarks of the series, and Connery in his groove, all make this a Bond film that any fan will enjoy.