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: April 8, 1964
DVD 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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Fernando F. Croce

The series' tightest expression of brutes playacting as gentlemen

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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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Monthly Film Bulletin

The success of Dr. No has no doubt given the James Bond team added confidence, if that was necessary, and From Russia with Love is made by people who clearly know that they now have a gilt-edged formula to play with.

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Heim
Manages to build upon the strengths of it's predecessor (Dr. No) while also laying down the seeds of the classic "Bond formula" (Opening theme… 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
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
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
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
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