Reviews

Sep 25, 2021
The most overrated movie in the franchise. Of course, it's not without its merits.
Apr 23, 2021
As one tends to say when movie franchise stretch well into the double-digits: this is one of the good ones.
Aug 27, 2020
Each new Bond movie gains a larger budget, but the potential doesn't equate to greater creativity or superior filmmaking.
Jul 16, 2020
Exaggerated fun
Jun 10, 2020
The film moves at a leisurely pace, but it still exudes Classic Bond and features some of the finest spy work in the series to date.
Oct 31, 2019
This features the ideal realisation of Blofeld - a disembodied voice with shutters obscuring his presence from the torso up. It's far more chilling than in later Bonds.
Sep 4, 2019
To Connery, who develops his character throughout the film with a frightening ease, demonstrating that the character fits him like a glove, adds the beauty of Luciana Paluzzi. [Full Review in Spanish]
Jan 27, 2019
Not a classic like Goldfinger, but it's still fun. It'll be a long time until I watch it again, mind you. It doesn't have the rewatchable charm as some of the other Bond films
Dec 30, 2017
In addition to the physical machines there is a lot of deus ex-machina involved too, but only a critic would carp about that. Just go to watch the most remarkable things.
Oct 27, 2015
For all its flaws, it was classic Bond. And remains so.
Oct 27, 2015
Director Terence Young never quite solves the pacing problems posed by filming underwater, but John Stears's Oscar-winning special effects more than compensate.
Oct 23, 2015
Connery's last exceptional Bond as it gives 007 a competent villain, a thrilling adventure in an unusual setting, great Bond Babes and one of the series' all-time best scenes.
Oct 23, 2015
Terence Young's direction is nothing if not taut, whisking the narrative along with the speed and precision of a jet plane, defying one to express boredom.
Oct 29, 2012
The fourth, most commercially successful Bond to date, is known for its pre-credits sequences, underwater battles, and escalating number of violent deaths.
Oct 23, 2012
Connery's Bond was never better than this.
Oct 19, 2012
The ambition is evident throughout, but the execution just doesn't have enough energy to sustain it. THUNDERBALL is very sluggish.
Jun 30, 2012
Turgidly paced and overly reliant on less-than-thrilling underwater sequences, it's the "Moonraker" of Sean Connery's run -a misstep defined by heyday technology that the producers thought would look cool in the era but feels hopelessly stale today.
Jun 17, 2012
A particularly energetic, jaunty Bond adventure, the kind that is just plain fun to watch, in a perfectly relaxed and undemanding register.
Jan 2, 2011
Even James Bond can miss his mark.
Apr 4, 2009
Thunderball, the biggest, most lavish, and longest Bond film at that time, was the most popular of its day.