Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22

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  1. Jan 31, 2014
    9
    Loved all the visual references to the movies in the first episode. Found myself really engaged in the story, looking forward to the next episode. Wish I could binge watch the whole thing.
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jan 31, 2014
    63
    Cooper is compelling as an overconfident hothead who sees creative potential around each corner. Trouble is, no matter what the writers dream up for Fleming, Fleming has already dreamed up better for Bond. [10 Feb 2014, p.48]
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 30, 2014
    58
    Cooper and Pulver are fine in the lead roles, although there’s little to like about either character’s comportment. The music swells on cue but the story just doesn’t jell.
  3. Reviewed by: Liane Bonin Starr
    Jan 29, 2014
    58
    Fleming seems to want to have it both ways--a warts-and-all portrayal of a famous writer paired with heart-stopping adventure and intrigue. The problem, of course, is without Bond at the center of the excitement, we don't care much about what happens to Fleming.