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      From Russia With Love

      PG Now Playing 1h 58m Action List
      97% Tomatometer 64 Reviews 84% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings Agent 007 (Sean Connery) is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana (Daniela Bianchi) to lure Bond into helping them. Bond willingly travels to meet Tatiana in Istanbul, where he must rely on his wits to escape with his life in a series of deadly encounters with the enemy. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      The second James Bond film, From Russia with Love is a razor-sharp, briskly-paced Cold War thriller that features several electrifying action scenes.

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      Kevin Maher Times (UK) It unfolds like a profoundly “old-fashioned” spy story, with a conspicuous Cold War milieu, a Soviet cryptography device reminiscent of the Enigma machine and, best of all, an extended sequence set aboard the Orient Express. Mar 25, 2024 Full Review Richard Roud Guardian A highly immoral film in every imaginable way but it sure is fun... Sep 29, 2021 Full Review Derek Adams Time Out The film lacks the exotic, colourful flamboyance of the best of its successors. So shoot me. Rated: 3/5 Apr 24, 2009 Full Review Sarah Cortinaz InSession Film The Cold War story is utterly fun even if the action is on the cheesy side. Apr 23, 2024 Full Review Carson Timar ButteredPopcorn It is the mix of cliches, interesting stories, good action, and pure charisma that all blend together in a way that defined a genre that would never be the same after. Rated: A- Aug 28, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Sean Connery's favorite Bond movie is based on John F. Kennedy's favorite Bond book, and who are we to argue with their tastes? Rated: 3.5/4 Sep 25, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Adi 1 Despite having a slow start, From Russia with love presents an impressive plot, locations, action, bond girl and villain. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/22/24 Full Review alan g Second best Bond movie after Goldfinger. Good acting. Believable plot. Beautiful Bond girl. A must see. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/10/24 Full Review DanTheMan 2 A much more engaging outing for 007 than his first, From Russia with Love has much more character, energy, and even something resembling a conventional plot; although it all unfolds in a profoundly routine Cold War thriller, with a narrative that plods along at a slow pace in desperate need of some tightening up, but its extended set pieces of great action is still just as engaging as ever. Young's direction still isn't the best but Ted Moore's photography is still as sharp as ever, it helps that Connery is a little bit more comfortable in the role while the rest of the cast is populated by much more colourful characters including the always awesome Robert Shaw in the role of henchmen Red Grant. John Barry takes up composing duties for his first of many for the franchise, rarely delivering a bad score and his score here is no exception. While I still don't think Bond has quite hit his stride yet, the exotic and colourful flamboyance from the best of its successors is still missing, From Russia with Love remains plenty of fun and establishes an indomitable template for more adventures to come. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review James B a classic bond film one of sean connerys best great fight scene kn train and cool bond girl and great acting and set pieces i highly recommend this film Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review Andy B Like most Bond films it has to be taken for what it is and the time it was filmed, but if you can do that, there's much to enjoy even over half a century later. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/09/24 Full Review Samu L Likely the best agent adventure in the Bond series Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Agent 007 (Sean Connery) is back in the second installment of the James Bond series, this time battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Russians Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya) and Kronsteen are out to snatch a decoding device known as the Lektor, using the ravishing Tatiana (Daniela Bianchi) to lure Bond into helping them. Bond willingly travels to meet Tatiana in Istanbul, where he must rely on his wits to escape with his life in a series of deadly encounters with the enemy.
      Director
      Terence Young
      Producer
      Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman
      Screenwriter
      Ian Fleming, Johanna Harwood, Richard Maibaum
      Distributor
      United Artists
      Production Co
      Eon Productions Ltd., Danjaq Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 8, 1963, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 1, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 58m
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