Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The first ever Bond film, Dr No starts the soon to be franchise off on a strong note. It may lack the Aston Martin’s, gadgets and quips of later outings from the worlds favourite super spy but it’s surprising just how ‘Bond’ this film feels. The cars, the women (including the legendary Lois Maxwell as Moneypenny), the Walter PPK and even the villains… all the pieces are there right from the start. It may have a smaller scope and more limited action that say a Goldfinger, but watching Connery work for his title of spy feels more satisfying. And make no mistake about it Connery OWNS the role right from the start – handsome, suave and powerful. You can see why many still think him the definitive Bond. So almost 60 years on Dr No holds up really well and deserves its status as one of 007’s strongest outings.
Best Bit: Honey Ryder coming out the sea. Bond’s first iconic moment
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, From Russia With Love