Dr. No | 1962    

Updated April 1, 2021

Summary & Info

Dr. No
The first true Bond film finds the intrepid secret agent (Sean Connery) in Jamaica investigating the death of British agents, bonding with beautiful women, and fighting a criminal mastermind with a spectacular lair, who is meddling with Cape Canaveral rocket launches. Cast: Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord and Lois Maxwell. Director: Terence Young. [1:49 – PG]

Dueling Critics

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“ There were spy films before this Bond adventure, but ‘Dr. No’ gave birth to the excitement, over-the-top clichés, and ridiculous tropes that spy-movie fans have come to know and love…[It] is so much fun that it’s a near-perfect spy thriller and one of the first of its kind.”
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“For the crime-detecting adventure that Mr. Bond is engaged in here is so wildly exaggerated, so patently contrived, that it is obviously silly and not to be believed…not to be taken seriously as realistic fiction or even art, any more than the works of Mr. Fleming are to be taken as long-hair literature.”

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Dr. No | 1962

    

Updated April 1, 2021

Critical Consensus

Dueling Critics

thumbs-up“ There were spy films before this Bond adventure, but ‘Dr. No’ gave birth to the excitement, over-the-top clichés, and ridiculous tropes that spy-movie fans have come to know and love…[It] is so much fun that it’s a near-perfect spy thriller and one of the first of its kind.”
thumbs-up“For the crime-detecting adventure that Mr. Bond is engaged in here is so wildly exaggerated, so patently contrived, that it is obviously silly and not to be believed…not to be taken seriously as realistic fiction or even art, any more than the works of Mr. Fleming are to be taken as long-hair literature.”

Summary & Info

Dr. No
The first true Bond film finds the intrepid secret agent (Sean Connery) in Jamaica investigating the death of British agents, bonding with beautiful women, and fighting a criminal mastermind with a spectacular lair, who is meddling with Cape Canaveral rocket launches. Cast: Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord and Lois Maxwell. Director: Terence Young. [1:49 – PG]

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