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Dr. No Reviews

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August 22, 2016
A fashionable film that grows from simple and straightforward to a very stylish and exciting adventure, and one that would grow to be the beginning of all the spy films to come.
August 4, 2016
Bonds first venture is one full of quotable dialog, tongue and cheek humor and Connery charm, elements that would be perfected in later installments. Overall, Dr. No's a great first effort for Bond flicks and still proves enjoyable, although it's lack of a large budget may of stopped it from being perfect.
August 2, 2016
The first Bond film. Even from the very beginning of the film series, Bond had all the tropes you come to expect. Ursula Andress is gorgeous as is the tropical scenery and set design.
½ August 2, 2016
Kicking off the longest franchise of all time, I had to rewatch this to paint an accurate picture of what I really think of this movie. Upon viewing, my opinion does not change; disappointing and dated when compared to the likes of Gildfinger and more recent entries into the cannon. While not a disaster, Dr No is a slow-building, quite poor movie that doesn't seem to gain any ground quickly... Or at all. The only credibility I can give is a superb Sean Connery performance - and the fact it makes way for far better movies in the series.
Verdict: C
jamrcla
Super Reviewer
½ July 29, 2016
The beginning of one of the most famous movie franchises ever and it's a nice clean way to start, No gadgets not so many cheesy lines but also not allot of action too, Sean Connery was great and plays Bond well, The story is same old but it's told well and it goes along at a nice pace, Even though it looks dated from todays films it's still got a certain fresh feel to it.
½ July 24, 2016
Classic Bond. Great plot, film locations and astonishing performance by Connery.
July 9, 2016
10 out of 10:

Packed with plenty of action, great thrills, and a great performance from Connery, Dr No starts a franchise with a bang.
July 7, 2016
Although undeniably a classic, the first entry in the long running Bond series is also very average.
½ July 7, 2016
Sean Connery is the man! Never seen any of these so I started from the beginning. Austin Powers is now even funnier.
July 7, 2016
/B/ What a wacky movie.
June 6, 2016
Grounded, well paced. No over the top hilarious action.
½ May 3, 2016
My first James Bond experience and it was great. It did more than just live up to the hype for me. Bond's into is perfect. The movie has its slow parts, but definitely has stood the test of time. (I watched in 2016) 90 out of 100
April 28, 2016
First James Bond movie made, and it def doesn't disappoint. It doesn't have all the action as the movies that came after, but nonetheless a classic and must see.
April 21, 2016
This is the 1st James Bond movie. It is one of the best action movies from 1962. The 2nd James Bond From Russia with love is better. But still this is a good movie see it.
March 25, 2016
This is about as perfect a franchise-starter as you could imagine and certainly accomplishes the task of leaving you eagerly anticipating Bond's next adventure. What stands out most is, even in his debut, Connery commands the role like he's been playing Bond for years. From the moment he shows up on screen, he's James Bond: and Connery is the perfect center to base this 007 world around, with a cool presence that makes him just as relatable when he's checking out a hot girl on a beach, irritating his boss or going nuts with a shoe to make sure a spider is dead. Connery's Bond isn't the most brilliant guy around and just simply seems like a regular guy that every guy aspires to be in a way that few of his successors accomplish. The scene that best epitomizes the character involves Bond and the devious Miss Taro (Zena Marshall). Bond's already figured she's no good, but she's hot enough for him to sleep with her twice, kick her out and then kill her would-be-assassin partner.
Similar to Daniel Craig in his debut in Casino Royale, Connery's Bond isn't spoiled by souped-up secret gadgets - his most exotic upgrade is a Walther PPK with a silencer - but some of the more lasting trademarks of the franchise are already in place. Like a strictly business commanding officer, M (Bernard Lee), the flirtatious banter with Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) and a staggeringly gorgeous Bond Girl in Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress, who sets a ridiculously high standard for future Bond girls).
The low-key mystery plot (where Bond is dispatched to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent and finds himself in the middle of a plot to disrupt the U.S. space shuttle launch at Cape Canaveral) and the resolutely human-sized drama of it all makes this one of the sanest of all Bond pictures. Although somewhat rough around its edges, every series has to start somewhere, and this low and tame adventure is, again, the perfect franchise-starter. it is astonishing how well this film holds up and is every bit as engaging, suspenseful and entertaining as any of the more recent editions to the Bond mythos with bigger budgets, more expansive sets and exhilarating stunts.
March 23, 2016
Bad special effects, but also a bad plot and way too slow.
March 20, 2016
As the first James Bond film, the rather old-fashioned "Dr. No" sets a lot of the franchise's trademarks in motion but it's mildly thrilling at best. Both premise and gimmicks would be done in greater fashion in later instalments, yet this remains a satisfactory first entry in a warming-up-kind-of-way.
March 19, 2016
The movie that started it all...
March 12, 2016
Well over 50 years have passed since its release, but I must say this movie still holds up and remains so damn entertaining! Packed with action, humor, and plenty of thrills, Dr. No, the very first Bond movie, is a neat little thriller and one of the stronger installments in the franchise. Oh, and there is Sean Connery too.
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