Dr. No

Lists: Action, Adventure, Thriller, James Bond films

Brief Synopsis: "When Strangways, the British SIS Station Chief in Jamaica goes missing, MI6 send James Bond - Agent 007 to investigate. His investigation leads him to the mysterious Crab Key; the secret base of Dr No who he suspects is trying to sabotage the American space program using a radio beam. With the assistance of local fisherman Quarrel, who had been helping Strangways, Bond sneaks onto Crab Key where he meets the beautiful Honey Ryder. Can the three of them defeat an army of henchmen and a "fire breathing dragon" in order to stop Dr No, save the space program and get revenge for Strangways? Dr. No is the first film of legendary James Bond series starring Sean Connery in the role of Fleming's British super agent."

Overall Ranking: 1367 (Rank from 1962: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 9.09%
Regular 72.73%
Half-Popped 18.18%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Morgan On Media83.6(full review)
Minnesota Man80(full review)
James Patrick80
Sober Film Critic James Brown80(full review)
George Rother of MovieGuy 24/780(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman75(full review)
Dylan B75 - Classic start to the series, full of tropes, but then again, they were inventing the tropes. Connery struggles a bit to find out exactly how he wants to play Bond, but other wise is a solid and well rounded movie.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest74
Harvey Gardner65
Paul's Trip To The Movies61
Dave Examines Movies59(full review)

People Involved

  • Sean Connery (James Bond)
  • Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder)
  • Joseph Wiseman (Dr. No)
  • Jack Lord (Felix Leiter)
  • Bernard Lee (M)
  • Anthony Dawson (Professor Dent)
  • Zena Marshall (Miss Taro)
  • John Kitzmiller (Quarrel)
  • Eunice Gayson (Sylvia Trench)
  • Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny)
  • Peter Burton (Major Boothroyd)
  • Louis Blaazer (Pleydell-Smith)
  • Terence Young (Director)

  • Podcasts

  • InSession Film presents Dr. No / The Rhythm Section