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From Russia With Love Reviews

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July 20, 2018
The pace fast and furious and the invention, I suppose, inventive in the sense that a new nonsense always follows hard on the heels of an old nonsense and blow follows blow in crunching virtuosity of method.
December 30, 2017
Cliff-hanging, 1964: that's From Russia with Love. That is, you get a complete serial every five minutes, often with a new babe or two falling for James Bond's masculine charms.
April 12, 2016
The series' tightest expression of brutes playacting as gentlemen
October 23, 2015
The success of Dr. No has no doubt given the James Bond team added confidence, if that was necessary, and From Russia with Love is made by people who clearly know that they now have a gilt-edged formula to play with.
October 17, 2012
Everything that worked in DR. NO is fully realized here. Sean Connery is 10 times more confident here as 007, oozing charm and masculinity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 16, 2012
The second Bond is one of the best in the series, due to the intriguing plot, sinister villains, and fabulously staged fight aboard the Orient Express.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 17, 2012
It has more in common spiritually with Le Carre than Fleming. Only after James Bond's vulnerabilities have been further exploited than in "Dr. No" does he succeed. "Russia" is about as far as it gets from the biggest Bond, but it's easily the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 11, 2012
One of just a couple Bond adventures that is genuinely great as cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2011
Creative Cold War Bond thriller is best for teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2009
It's not too different from the non-Bond action thrillers of the same era, in which company it falls well short of the top film, North by Northwest. Plenty of period charm, though, and a few of the Bond franchise's most Austin Powers-esque moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2009
One of the finest Bond outings, this flourished in the paranoia of the times before the franchise was devalued by an over-reliance on gadgets, camp quips and a skittish lack of focus or direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2009
The film lacks the exotic, colourful flamboyance of the best of its successors. So shoot me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 24, 2009
The stylish second Bond film From Russia With Love now looks as if it was shot yesterday.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2009
FRWL has character and dash, and even something of a conventional plot, all worth revisiting for this pin-sharp restoration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2009
The narrative is plodding, time has not been kind to set-pieces that were once so thrilling and now seem oddly perfunctory, and 007's misogyny and casual slapping of several women is more than faintly repellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 24, 2009
Honestly, nobody does it better..
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 9, 2009
This is probably the best Bond film made.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 25, 2008
Sean Connery's second outing as James Bond became his personal favorite, and that of many Bond fans around the world. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 16, 2008
...a pivotal entry within the series...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
October 13, 2008
Sophisticated? Well, not really. But fast, smart, shrewdly directed and capably performed.
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