Thunderball | 1965    

Updated April 15, 2021

Summary & Info

Thunderball
When SPECTRE steals a bomber carrying two nuclear warheads, Bond (Sean Connery) travels to Nassau pursuing the only obvious lead, the young lover (Claudine Auger) of a wealthy yachtsman sailing to Miami, with the bombs aboard. An underwater battle with spear guns and some sharks ensues. Cast: Adolfo Celi, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell and Desmond Llewelyn. Director: Terence Young. [2:10 – PG]

Dueling Critics

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“The fourth Bond movie is excellent vintage escapist adventure entertainment, smoothly and excitingly done…It is hugely enlivened by a long series of stylishly handled, exciting sequences, so no one looking for thrilling action need feel short-changed.”
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“Connery appears almost bored with his role, lacking the enthusiasm and authenticity of the three prior embarkations…’Thunderball’ is the official genesis of Bond becoming hokey”

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Thunderball | 1965

    

Updated April 15, 2021

Critical Consensus

Dueling Critics

thumbs-up“The fourth Bond movie is excellent vintage escapist adventure entertainment, smoothly and excitingly done…It is hugely enlivened by a long series of stylishly handled, exciting sequences, so no one looking for thrilling action need feel short-changed.”
thumbs-up“Connery appears almost bored with his role, lacking the enthusiasm and authenticity of the three prior embarkations…’Thunderball’ is the official genesis of Bond becoming hokey”

Summary & Info

Thunderball
When SPECTRE steals a bomber carrying two nuclear warheads, Bond (Sean Connery) travels to Nassau pursuing the only obvious lead, the young lover (Claudine Auger) of a wealthy yachtsman sailing to Miami, with the bombs aboard. An underwater battle with spear guns and some sharks ensues. Cast: Adolfo Celi, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell and Desmond Llewelyn. Director: Terence Young. [2:10 – PG]

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