From Russia with Love | 1963    

Updated April 15, 2021

Summary & Info

From Russia with Love
James Bond’s (Sean Connery) second outing takes him to Turkey, Eastern Europe and Italy, as he seduces a Russian embassy clerk (Daniela Bianchi), who’s unwittingly working for SPECTRE, and while 007 wittingly falls into the evil organization’s intricate trap in order to retrieve a super-duper Soviet encryption machine. Cast: Pedro Armendáriz, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell and Desmond Llewelyn. Director: Terence Young. [1:55 – PG]

Dueling Critics

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“Thusly, ‘From Russia with Love’ is not only one of the best Bond films, but a damn solid film period. It ranks at the top for sure with its insane plot movements and great acting on both sides of the line. This is one I never tire watching and is one of the peaks of the franchise. ”
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“Despite being recognised as one of the better 007 films (and one laudably devoid of what would later become the formulaic Bond ending), number two in the series actually proves marginally less memorable than many of the others…lacks the exotic, colourful flamboyance of the best of its successors. So shoot me.”

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From Russia with Love | 1963

    

Updated April 15, 2021

Critical Consensus

Dueling Critics

thumbs-up“Thusly, ‘From Russia with Love’ is not only one of the best Bond films, but a damn solid film period. It ranks at the top for sure with its insane plot movements and great acting on both sides of the line. This is one I never tire watching and is one of the peaks of the franchise. ”
thumbs-up“Despite being recognised as one of the better 007 films (and one laudably devoid of what would later become the formulaic Bond ending), number two in the series actually proves marginally less memorable than many of the others…lacks the exotic, colourful flamboyance of the best of its successors. So shoot me.”

Summary & Info

From Russia with Love
James Bond’s (Sean Connery) second outing takes him to Turkey, Eastern Europe and Italy, as he seduces a Russian embassy clerk (Daniela Bianchi), who’s unwittingly working for SPECTRE, and while 007 wittingly falls into the evil organization’s intricate trap in order to retrieve a super-duper Soviet encryption machine. Cast: Pedro Armendáriz, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell and Desmond Llewelyn. Director: Terence Young. [1:55 – PG]

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