From Russia With Love
From Russia With Love (1964)

Broccoli considered this as one of the best Fleming stories. Connery once again excelled and was well supported by a great cast including Robert Shaw, wonderfully menacing as a brutal killer; and Lotte Lenya as the Russian agent with the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The second James Bond film, From Russia with Love is a razor-sharp, briskly-paced Cold War thriller that features several electrifying action scenes.

Derek Adams
Time Out

The film lacks the exotic, colourful flamboyance of the best of its successors. So shoot me.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

For my money, still the best Bond, with a screwball plotline that keeps the locales changing and the surprises coming.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

Everything that worked in DR. NO is fully realized here. Sean Connery is 10 times more confident here as 007, oozing charm and masculinity.

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TIME Magazine

Sophisticated? Well, not really. But fast, smart, shrewdly directed and capably performed.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

007 is very much with us again, and anyone who hasn't yet got to know him is urged to do so right away!

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Emanuel Levy

The second Bond is one of the best in the series, due to the intriguing plot, sinister villains, and fabulously staged fight aboard the Orient Express.

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Variety Staff

From Russia with Love is a preposterous, skillful slab of hardhitting, sexy hokum.

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James Berardinelli

Standing at the pinnacle of the series, From Russia with Love shows how good a Bond film can be when all the ingredients mesh.

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Nick Rogers

It has more in common spiritually with Le Carre than Fleming. Only after James Bond's vulnerabilities have been further exploited than in "Dr. No" does he succeed. "Russia" is about as far as it gets from the biggest Bond, but it's easily the best.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Stephen M
The best of the lot: the most perfectly realised on the screen and the truest to Fleming. As with <i>Dr. No</i>, the location photography here in… More
KJ Proulx
This film has everything that was great about the first bond film, and more. The plot is wiser, the characters have more to do, the action is much more… More
Kase Vollebregt
'From Russia with Love's bigger budget provides a slightly grander film than the franchise's first installment, but it still suffers from minor… More
Al S
A film that contains nothing but the goods. A blisteringly entertaining and furiously fun action-packed thrill-ride. Connery is still in top form delivering… More
Chris Weber
This was the second entry in the series of James Bond films, and it definitely ranks right up at the top as one of the best. Dr. No introduced most of the… More
Josh Lewis
An improvement on Dr. No with a more intriguing (although a little confusing) plot and better action sequences. Sean Connery is even better here than he was in… More