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From Russia With Love Reviews

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November 7, 2017
Taking a risk by having its second half take place almost entirely in a train, From Russia With Love successfully creates a semi-claustrophobic atmosphere while still bringing more than enough thrills to entertain audiences. The action is some of the best of the decade, and Sean Connery delivers another Oscar-worthy performance as the titular spy.
½ October 21, 2017
Sean Connery's sophomore outing as 007 is more subdued than the series would eventually become and thus more believable, coming across as more of a spy thriller than action fantasy with the introduction of key elements of the Bond franchise including Blofeld, the henchman (Red Grant, in Robert Shaw's second-best performance) and the gadgets; elements that would all ramp up and improve in the next installment.
½ October 21, 2017
Well made but weak plot.
½ September 30, 2017
Of all the bond films this is one of my least favorites. His collapsible rifle is sweet and the depiction of SPECTRE draws a great deal of mystery but overall not a compelling plot.
September 18, 2017
Couldn't have asked for a better sequel to the fantastic first outing of Bond. It perfectly continues the first film's greatness and Connery is amazing.
½ September 9, 2017
For me an improved performance with regards to its action and its filming with only a few small hiccups. Q's weapons brought along another staple of Bond films, and the Bond-girl had an overall better character arc than Dr. No's. An enjoyable film.
September 9, 2017
This may be the only Bond film that is a proper Spy movie. This is a brilliant film and the fight on the train is one of the best Bond fights ever. However, this film isn't typical of the Bond films and you need to be patient with it because it can get very involved. But it is a great film.
½ September 5, 2017
one of the best in the series. top 3 of my personal favorites in the series.
August 23, 2017
It has the class of a James Bond film alright - the charming Sean Connery, the gadgetry, the coolness, the womanizing. The plot is also interesting - but not watertight - and the action scenes are good enough. Unfortunately there isn't many of them and I felt that Bond wasn't threatened or challenged for real for the biggest part of the movie. His opponents were almost always obviously inferior and the man that was introduced as his nemesis in the beginning doesn't do much until the very end.
July 31, 2017
A sleek, fast paced Cold War thriller that delivers in pretty much everyway possible.
½ July 14, 2017
HOW DID THIS GET 96%? I liked DIE ANOTHER DAY better than this!
½ June 26, 2017
This movie is better then Dr. No. It has more and better action and is written better and once again Sean Connery give another great performance.

June 18, 2017
More confidently produced than proto-Bond Dr No, but free of the gadget-driven silliness introduced in Goldfinger, which would come to define the series thereafter. Just a well-made thriller. Great performances from Lenya and Shaw as the baddies. Like others from this era, it follows the novel pretty closely, but smooths out some of Fleming's more warped ideas (e.g. Grant's 'red wine with fish' gaffe is addressed as a joke after his true identity is revealed, rather than being the bit of non-English-gentlemanly behaviour that gives him away). Interesting locations, liberal doses of suspense, intrigue, action and humour, plus the original - and still best - Bond train fight, on the Orient Express no less. Terence Young is one of the best Bond directors, and this is his best Bond film.
June 18, 2017
From Russia With Love é um daqueles clássicos que você pensa duas vezes antes de falar mal, o peso histórico puxa qualquer avaliação para cima. Eu lamento mas esse roteiro é pífio, a narrativa sonolenta e é difícil enxergar algo que sobressaia a tiros, explosões e lutas corporais imbecis. Essa sequencia não passa nem perto de ser razoável.
½ June 14, 2017
The best of the original run of films, with grounded action and straightforward plot, with a shadowy menace playing great powers off each other. This makes for a sparse movie that keeps Bond without the trimming that quickly came to plague the series and heightens the suspense throughout. It perhaps could have been even better with a few things toned down, a couple of the villains for instance are over the top and seem a little out of place, as does the gypsy scene. But these are what start to make a Bond film a Bond film and when kept in check, so as not to overwhelm the film they only enhance its charms.
½ June 6, 2017
Not quite as fresh and classic as Dr. No, From Russia With Love still delivers the Bond action and appeal that made the character iconic.
½ May 23, 2017
My favourite Connery Bond (which basically means my favourite Bond film!), From Russia With Love thickens the plot with cold war intrigue and exotic locations, not to mention the gorgeous young Italian actress Daniela Bianchi as Tatiana Romanova, a Russian spy and Bond's love interest. Full of great characters too like Bond's charismatic Turkish contact Kerim Bey, and formidable henchman Red Grant (whose train fight with Bond is a classic action sequence). Connery's coolness is very neatly summed up in a scene where he pretends not to notice Red Grant spiking Tatiana's drink, only to confront him at gunpoint about it back in the cabin. Also of note is the fact that the gadgets have been introduced (this is Desmond Llewellyn's first appearance as Q) but apart from a wristwatch that can strangle an opponent, Bond is still reliant on his wits which keeps him (reasonably) grounded in reality. Classic film and why it isn't in the 1001 movie list is bizaare.
May 16, 2017
Even better bond film the fight on the train was brilliant
½ March 17, 2017
Daniela Bianchi > Ursula Andress
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