Two and a half stars.... This is where the bond Saga, at least on film, began... This film actually (dare I say it?) is too subtle (when I watch Bond, I don't look for awkwardly paced buildup and exposition, but anyway)... There is no Q here, so no nifty gadgets, and Sean Connery's Bond (like most of them) lack the hard boiled edge of Daniel Craig and co.'s Nolan like reboot....Idris Elba for the next Bond!!!
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.