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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"All of the elements of the formula are there, but in pleasing moderation."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The low-key mystery plot and the resolutely human-sized drama of it all makes this one of the sanest of all Bond pictures."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Capably brings together Caribbean travelogue, Gropius-type architecture, and cardboard computers with "danger level" plaques"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"An entertaining piece of tongue-in-cheek action hokum."
‑ , Variety
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"007's silver screen debut. Not for young kids."
‑ Elliot Panek, Common Sense Media
"The Bond series developed a winning formula, and this prototypical adventure featured many elements that stuck...[Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, ON Magazine
"As memorable as anything in the series."
‑ , Time Out
"About as perfect a franchise-starter as you could imagine and certainly accomplishes the task of leaving you eagerly anticipating Bond's next adventure."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"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."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"It's terrific entertainment, to be sure, but its unevenness keeps up from being a great film."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"...a fine cinematic introduction to the world's most famous secret agent."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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