Introducing James Bond, everybody! There's no Q in this one, so no nifty gadgets, and the first hour's worth of buildup is not sufficiently satisfied by the last half an hour of action...it gets better, so I'll stick with Hulu's collection, but all in all a drab first salvo...
Before 007 drowned into too much action, comedy one-liners and colorful inventions we had this serious spy-entry with a gorgeous blonde babe in white bikini and a cool flame-throwing "Dragon". Sean Connery was perfect in the role and made it into his own. If you already loathe James Bond this movie or any other film will probably be the same for you, but you miss out on some great action and beautiful directed films.
Le film a aujourd'hui bien vieilli, mais garde toutefois ce charme indéfinissable des héros mythiques de Verne et de Hergé. A voir absolument et à conserver précieusement dans sa vidéothèque. "Rien que pour vos yeux" ! On ne s'en lassera décidément jamais. www.cinefiches.com
Il primo,l'immortale,la nascita della leggenda:anche se gli 007 non mi hanno mai fatto impazzire quando una saga dura 53 anni vuol dire che qualche merito ce l'ha.Connery è una presenza granitica,la Andress(seppur abbastanza inutile nel film) fà girare la testa ed entra nel Mito ma la mia preferita è la superlativa Miss Moneypenny...la Giamaica poi è una splendida location,perfetta per entrare nella Storia.
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.