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Thunderball Reviews

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
May 25, 2006
Certainly among the top five of all Bonds, and still socko.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The color is handsome. The scenery in the Bahamas is an irresistible lure. Even the violence is funny. That's the best I can say for a Bond film.
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
March 22, 2005
It loosely maintains the series' early wit, which may be solely attributed, perhaps, to ease with which Sean Connery inhabits the role of Bond.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 21, 2003
If it doesn't live up to its illustrious predecessors...well, it still has Connery, and that's a plus in anybody's book.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

Austin Chronicle
October 1, 2003
Two Bond staples, gratuitous sex and violence, are captured in Thunderball's underwater-photography scenes, and they still look incredible 25 years later.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...the movie becomes bogged down in underwater adventures towards the end.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
April 14, 2003
A big step down from Goldfinger, but still moderately entertaining.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
It's remarkably good fun. It's retro enough to be amusing in the dull bits and timeless enough to be fresh and vital today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 2, 2002
Fun Bond flick.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
While enjoyable, this is probably the most overrated Bond movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Hilditch
BBC.com
June 27, 2001
In this, the fourth instalment in the series from the original team, you have a classic Bond film that wants for nothing but a trim.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Sometimes the most dated parts of an old film can be the most enjoyable; so it is with Bond's fifth movie, Thunderball.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
It's too long and doesn't make any sense at times, but it's a real jaw-dropper (especially for 1965).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Classic 007 -- not the best picture in the long-running series, to be sure, but a more-than-worthwhile diversion for the action-loving escapist in us all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Not the perfect Bond film, but it still represents the series in its zenith and provides excellent entertainment even after more than three decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 20, 1965
With a few edits Thunderball could have been one of the best Bond films, but as it is, it's still one of the better ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
May 23, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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