Dr. No - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dr. No Reviews

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Clint Morris
July 8, 2005
Has an age-old Licence to Thrill
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Of course, it's nonsense -- pure, escapist bunk, with Bond, an elegant fellow, played by Sean Connery, doing everything (and everybody) that an idle day-dreamer might like to do.
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
April 14, 2005
The first Bond is still one of the best Bonds, though modern audiences won't be wowed by the gadgetry that has become accelerated over the years.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
March 22, 2005
It is noteworthy that a single film contains such a wealth of icons.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 13, 2005
A low budget and moments of unintentional camp can't derail Bond's irresistbly cool debut.
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
May 22, 2004
Would be perfect if not for that damned annoying "Mango Tree" song.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 18, 2003
The first Bond and one of the best.
| Original Score: 4/5
MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin
November 25, 2002
Scan Connery is such a disappointingly wooden and boorish Bond that the script's touches of grim humour go for less than they need.
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 11, 2002
Not the gold standard of the Bond franchise, but still preversely entertaining after 40 years.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2002
The first, and one of the best James Bond movie.
| Original Score: 3.5/4

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
As produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli and directed by Terence Young in a delightfully tongue-in-cheek style, the picture is often as unbelievable as a Superman comic strip but is always fast moving and thoroughly entertaining.
Jeremiah Kipp
January 27, 2002
Dr. No was the first and perhaps most sober of the Bond films, not relying so much on easy one-liners and increasingly silly puns.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Nick Cramp
June 19, 2001
It is a fine start to a series which has provided the moviegoing public with some cinematic gems.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
While it may appear tame by the standards of the later productions, it's an entertaining look back in movie history at a project that developed into a worldwide phenomenon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
With a debut like this, it's no wonder that it spawned one of the biggest franchises ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
Dr. No (1962) is the first of the James Bond series of action-packed spy thrillers, and it played a key role
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
January 1, 2000
Dr. No introduces James Bond to the world in a down-to-earth way. The classic touches are here
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
In an age where this genre of show often degenerates into a special effects extravaganza, it is refreshing to see one, like Dr. No, where brains can be characters' salvation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...the next two installments improved the formula--but certainly Dr. No must be ranked among the best.
| Original Score: 8/10
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
Still entertaining, but rather inferior Bond.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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