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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.

9.0/10
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
½ February 27, 2017
From Russia with Love is the fantastic follow-up to Dr. No. Everything is back, but even better. Connery is more engaging as Bond: one moment he's the perfect gentleman, next minute he's clocking someone, all while managing to make wisecracks about any situation. The plot is better as well, with Bond forming a genuine relationship with Russian beauty Tatiana (Daniela Bianchi). But with SPECTRE doing everything they can to foil Bond's mission, is she really who she seems? Robert Shaw is great as the villain Donald Grant, who's just as skilled a fighter as Bond and almost as clever. Rosa Klebb is a deadly, intelligent Russian agent, and the infamous Blofeld, stroking his white cat, makes his first of many appearances in the series. Everything works, but what's notable is that, much like Dr. No, this feels different from the explosive later entries in the series. From Russia with Love works as an action and spy movie, but it's also surprisingly romantic, making you wish Bond and Tatiana had stayed together for other movies. Alas, the series is mostly serialized, so it would never happen, but that is part of the series' charm, I suppose. The locations and sets are also gorgeous, adding even more depth to the proceedings. The best was yet to come, as the follow-up, Goldfinger, is even better than this.
½ February 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. Great film and why it isn't in the 1001 movie list is bizaare.
January 21, 2017
Bond is back, and he's better this time around. Connery is more comfortable in the role for his second go round. A superb film that is better than the previous chapter and that continues to lay solid foundations for the long running series.
January 8, 2017
A classic Bond film. If you're a fan of the franchise, you'll love this film. It has everything everyone loves about Bond films: an engaging plot and fast, slick action. There's even some humorous moments, typical of these movies. If you're in the mood for a slick, Cold War action thriller, I highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed.
½ January 4, 2017
130917: 2nd Bond Film. Took me a bit to get into the story. Seemed complex after having watched Dr. No. 2nd film in my Bond Blu-Ray series journey. Better quality film which I understand had a much bigger budget. Enjoyed Lotte Lenya's Rosa Klebb and her shoe wielding knife. She's more bad ass than her protege Donald "Red" Grant (Robert Shaw) with whom Bond has a great fight scene with. Actually, Bond fights them both. Daniela Bianchi stars as Tatiana Romanova, the 2nd Bond girl.
½ December 20, 2016
WHAT I LIKED: For me, 'From Russia with Love' defines the Bond movie, as it takes the great spy-mystery that 'Dr No' was and improves upon it in every single way. Starting more light-hearted and humorous than the last, it manages to shake the woodenness of the previous adventure, then after a great build-up it turns properly mysterious and exciting. From here on, the franchise takes some different directions, but 'From Russia with Love' is the film to which I not only compare every Bond, but every spy-thriller there is.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: I have to say Lotte Lenya is just laughable...
VERDICT: 'From Russia with love' is exactly the right balance between exciting, emotional and downright fun. It's a classic, and few films of the genre beat it.
½ December 18, 2016
Más interesante, más entretenida y más sorprendente. Luego del clásico viene una película que supera su expectativa enormemente.

TEMA: La versión instrumental que aparece es algo cautivante pero no muy memorable y se muestra con las primeras siluetas femeninas en créditos de 007, que a pesar de que la vuelven algo desordenada y confusa de leer, resulta atractivo y de guía para las que vendrían después.

AGENTE 007: En esta película consigue mucha más escena como hombre de acción que en la anterior, al ofrecernos más y mejores secuencias de acción, asombrosos momentos de suspenso y sensación de peligro que generan empatía en él y una postura distinguida muy bien conservada. Aquí Connery se luce como 007 en todos los sentidos.

CHICA BOND: Daniela Bianchi es de las mujeres más hermosas que ha tenido Bond, pero aquí no es más que eso como personaje. Aunque daba luz de ser atractiva y cautivante termino representando solo una carga para el agente.

VILLANO: Rosa Klebb, rostro representativo de SPECTRE en esta película, se ve como alguien algo desafiante pero al final no logra llegar al rango de representar un enemigo intimidante o respetable para Bond. Por otra parte el asesino Donal Grant es un rival al nivel de James Bond, idéntico a él en casi todo representa una verdadera amenaza para el agente, como debe ser un buen asesino de la serie, y su pelea final es de los mejores puntos en acción que ha tenido la saga.

Esta película es un gran avance en todos los aspectos y asombra con muchas buenas escenas de acción y tensión que no tuvo la primera y que quedan precisas en la trama. Es una excelente prueba de la calidad de la saga con un protagonista aun más admirable y más representativo. Un gran paso adelante en una película que no sólo es disfrutable, sino también sorprendente en cómo pudo superarse a un enorme nivel.

From Russia with love (1963) Calificación: 8.6/10
November 30, 2016
Beautiful scenery...amusing, no compelling characters for me though
½ November 17, 2016
Not a big a fan of the older Connery Bonds as I feel they haven't aged particularly well but I can appreciate them for what they were at the time.
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