Dr. No
Dr. No (1962)

James Bond's investigation of a missing colleague in Jamaica leads him to the island of the mysterious Dr. No and a scheme to end the US space program.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Featuring plenty of the humor, action, and escapist thrills the series would become known for, Dr. No kicks off the Bond franchise in style.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

All of the elements of the formula are there, but in pleasing moderation.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Of course, it's nonsense -- pure, escapist bunk, with Bond, an elegant fellow, played by Sean Connery, doing everything (and everybody) that an idle day-dreamer might like to do.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The first James Bond cast a relatively unknown actor, Sean Connery, who forever defined 007 as a cool, suave, womanizing agent, adept at delivering witty one liners.

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Variety

An entertaining piece of tongue-in-cheek action hokum.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

While it may appear tame by the standards of the later productions, it's an entertaining look back in movie history at a project that developed into a worldwide phenomenon.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

The film geek in me wants to praise it, but the film critic in me wants to expose its flaws. I still have a soft spot for it, but if I'm being truly honest, it's kind of lackluster.

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Time Out

As memorable as anything in the series.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

About as perfect a franchise-starter as you could imagine and certainly accomplishes the task of leaving you eagerly anticipating Bond's next adventure.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

In the end, it's more gumshoe mystery than action-adventure and, comparative to almost everything that followed, very low-key. But legends must start somewhere, and looking back at its reminders of how Bond wasn't always "Bond" are fascinating.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Stephen M
Although rough around the edges, many of the hallmarks of the series are present and correct in the very first film. Connery's Bond has a ruthlessness… More
Josh Lewis
Every series has to start somewhere and here Bond gets a low key and tame (although still reasonably entertaining) adventure. Sean Connery is the reason you… More
Kase Vollebregt
A fun beginning to one of the greatest film franchises ever, even if it doesn't seem to have aged well. Connery is obviously great as Bond and Andress… More
KJ Proulx
The bond film to start all bond films. "Dr. No" is the type of spy film that you just cannot dislike, because the cleverness will cloud any doubt.… More
Chris Weber
Released in 1962, and starring Sean Connery in the role that made him an icon, this is the (cinematic) debut of Ian Flemming's renowned British superspy… More
Al S
The first great classic to a great action-adventure series. Sean Connery gives a real breakthrough performance, he is the best James Bond. A riveting spy… More

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