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Thunderball (1965)- A 007 Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Connery hits cruise control with Thunderball, a lesser Bond film especially considering it followed Goldfinger – probably the most iconic Bond films of all. That’s not to say it’s terrible – the under water finale alone is worth the price of admission – but outside of that it’s pretty slow and uneventful with an unmemorable plot, forgettable villain and even a pretty average set of gadgets.  It’s also the first Bond film that feels longer than its run time. So not Bond at his best and the start of the end for Connery.

Best Bit: The underwater finale

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Never Say Never Again, Goldfinger, A View To A Kill 

6 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...