6/10. Decent start to the 007 franchise. The set design inside Dr. No's island fortress alone is worth a viewing. The title design's amazing already. Too bad stuff like the miraculously self-imploding grating in Bond's "prison cell" wall ruins one's ability to take this even half-seriously. But I liked Bond's bullshit-free killing of a bad guy to the humourless line, "It's a Smith & Wesson. And you've had your six."
A startlingly confident start to the most successful franchise in movie history. Sean Connery looks like he had been playing 007 for years already. There's a bit more brutality to Bond than we would see for many years on show here and although it's missing the globe-trotting aspects of the later films, it's enjoyable, well directed and even if you don't really like it, there's always Ursula Andress.
This is the Bond that sets it all up. Curiously, we see this man as an enigma who knows the score. Only in this film does Bond truly have the edge over all his adversaries. Connery really is superman here. This film is perfect, if only for the little moments in the life of a British spy in 1962 Jamaica.