United Artists | Release Date: May 8, 1963
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kheasFeb 26, 2019
Being the first in the series, this one sets the bar for all to come. Sean Connery fits amazingly in the role, establishing himself as James Bond within the first few moments of the film. The film has a strong plot, and although it does touchBeing the first in the series, this one sets the bar for all to come. Sean Connery fits amazingly in the role, establishing himself as James Bond within the first few moments of the film. The film has a strong plot, and although it does touch on the improbable many times over, this is what makes a film like this fun. The fact that this film is able to make such an absurd and insane plot work is a testament to its timeliness. At its core, James Bond is an adventure story with underscores of science fiction and is certainly a film that requires a certain suspension of disbelief. https://latetothegame.blog/2019/01/03/key-movies-of-my-life-james-bond-edition-dr-no-1962/ Expand
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BobbyPeruJun 20, 2017
The first Bond film is still one of the best Bond films. It set the template for the rest. Connery was dangerous and rough as Bond. The island setting is beautiful. The emergence of Ursula Andress from the sea is a classic introduction ofThe first Bond film is still one of the best Bond films. It set the template for the rest. Connery was dangerous and rough as Bond. The island setting is beautiful. The emergence of Ursula Andress from the sea is a classic introduction of the first "Bond Girl" (who can handle herself quite well). Maybe not as fun as future Bonds, but a great start to the series. Expand
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NBFCJan 9, 2018
While it may seem a bit lacking now compared to later larger-than-life adventures, there is something charming about this more lean and gritty affair that made then-unknown Scottish actor and King of Cool Sean Connery into an internationalWhile it may seem a bit lacking now compared to later larger-than-life adventures, there is something charming about this more lean and gritty affair that made then-unknown Scottish actor and King of Cool Sean Connery into an international celebrity. The whole affair moves at a nice leisurely pace and the plot is more character-driven compared to other entries.

The Jamaican local is always gorgeous to look at as well as the first Bond girl ever…Honey Rider. Plus, it also gave us one of the most iconic theme tunes in cinematic history courtesy of one of my favorite film composers of all time…John Barry.
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amheretojudgeMay 6, 2019
Young and Connery are onto something here, who knows how long will it last(!), for now it is a sight to behold.

Dr. No Young gives this everlasting legacy, the perfect introduction it required, a bit briskly and awful lot of raunchy. This
Young and Connery are onto something here, who knows how long will it last(!), for now it is a sight to behold.

Dr. No

Young gives this everlasting legacy, the perfect introduction it required, a bit briskly and awful lot of raunchy. This mixture of genre that was present in Ian Fleming's book, is amped up to a cinematic level with a vocab so common and physically connective to the audience that it does reach to places where your usual projection doesn't. And since the inception of this franchise, ergo, this chapter, it didn't practically see the global phenomenon that it will spiral out in later years. And what has been fascinating about the franchise is how connected it is to the art behind the project that despite of getting an attention as such, the commercial aspect of this infamous character doesn't affect the quality of its vocab.

The storyline, even to this day, is kept above all the box office numbers, and is probably why this is one of those rare banners that holds up with time. Terence Young, the director, isn't bringing anything new on the table, but his skills on jumping from one sequence to another with a linear track, following only its lead character is a bold risk that pays off well in here. Usually, such a narration can be off putting or felt overridden, but with Sean Connery's perspective that we, as an audience, share, the risks are communicated and the thrills feared.

Speaking of whom, Connery started the dialogue deliveries to be delivered with a panache that mostly comes from his body language than his drunken yet firm voice. There is a smoothness on the punches he punches and physical acts shot in one shot, these little moments are much more valuable than the tricks, he keeps pulling out of his awe-gasping gadgets. With only one weak link of antagonist called Dr. No- primarily because he has very little skin in the game- Connery is the best asset of London's Secret Service.
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jamesbaldSep 25, 2018
And it all started from here: cult film of the saga that has been filling the halls for over fifty years. The use of some twists, brilliant dialogues, sumptuous set designs, breathtaking pursuits and intriguing expedients, Ursula Andress asAnd it all started from here: cult film of the saga that has been filling the halls for over fifty years. The use of some twists, brilliant dialogues, sumptuous set designs, breathtaking pursuits and intriguing expedients, Ursula Andress as the Bond girl and a good Sean Connery. A soundtrack worthy of any Oscar. A classic action/spy film. Dr. No is a formidable villain, but the "dragon" scene is ridiculous. Beautiful instead the one of the casino, where our spy plays baccarat, or to be exact Chemin-de-fer (https://casino.guru/baccarat-rules-strategy-guide-), the whole thing embellished by dialogues and the beautiful bond girl.
Although the character James Bond is not yet defined, and this is not to be considered the best of the saga, it still remains a classic.
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