From Russia With Love

From Russia With Love

James Bond (Sean Connery) delivers another blistering, thrill-a- minute caper as he attempts to thwart the enemy from seizing a decoder that can access Russian state secrets. Robert Shaw co-stars.--©MGM 3.1 out of 5 based on 8 reviews
From Russia With Love

Omniscore:

Certificate PG
Genre Action / Adventure
Director Terence Young
Cast Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendáriz Sean Connery
Studio United Artists
Release Date April 2009
Running Time 116 minutes
 

James Bond (Sean Connery) delivers another blistering, thrill-a- minute caper as he attempts to thwart the enemy from seizing a decoder that can access Russian state secrets. Robert Shaw co-stars.--©MGM

Reviews

Total Film

Neil Smith

it’s Sean Connery’s second outing as 007 that has served as the series’ default setting, the franchise returning to its Cold War feel, taut storytelling and darker tone every time it heads too far in the opposite direction.

30/03/2009

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The Times

Dominic Wells

The stylish second Bond film From Russia With Love now looks as if it was shot yesterday — it’s quite a jolt when a masseuse strips to her “sexy” undies, revealing 1963 pants so huge they make Bridget Jones’s look racy.

23/04/2009

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

But FRWL has character and dash, and even something of a conventional plot, all worth revisiting for this pin-sharp restoration.

24/04/2009

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The Financial Times

Karl French

The narrative is plodding, time has not been kind to set-pieces that were once so thrilling and now seem oddly perfunctory, and 007’s misogyny and casual slapping of several women is more than faintly repellent.

22/04/2009

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

Consequently, it’s not too different from the non-Bond action thrillers of the same era, in which company it falls well short of the top film, North by Northwest.

26/04/2009

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Time Out

Derek Adams

...the film lacks the exotic, colourful flamboyance of the best of its successors.

23/04/2009

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

The series' high point? It's certainly the most faithful to the book.

26/04/2009

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The Observer

Philip French

In fact, much of it borders on the inept and the embarrassing, and that goes for the title song sung by Matt Monro, the "singing bus-driver".

26/04/2009

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