From Russia With Love

Lists: Action, Adventure, Thriller, James Bond films, Gentlemen spies

Brief Synopsis: "James Bond is back and on the loose in exotic Istanbul looking for a super-secret coding machine. He's involved with a beautiful Russian spy and has the SPECTRE organization after him, including villainess Rosa Klebb - she of the killer shoe. Lots of exciting escapes but not an over reliance on the gadgetry of the later films. The second James Bond feature, thought by many to be the best."

Overall Ranking: 960 (Rank from 1963: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 30.77%
Regular 61.54%
Half-Popped 7.69%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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James Patrick97
George Rother of MovieGuy 24/795(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman95(full review)
Morgan On Media83.6(full review)
David Baruffi80
Paul's Trip To The Movies80
Harvey Gardner80
Dylan B80 - Good plot and classic scenes. Connery begins falling into the roll, as we begin to see more gadets, and a wonderfully flirtatious Daniela Bianchi. Series still needed time to fall into what it becomes.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest76
Hidai M71
Minnesota Man70(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown70(full review)
Dave Examines Movies62(full review)

People Involved

  • Sean Connery (James Bond)
  • Daniela Bianchi (Tatiana Romanova)
  • Lotte Lenya (Rosa Klebb)
  • Robert Shaw (Donovan Red Grant)
  • Bernard Lee (M)
  • Eunice Gayson (Sylvia Trench)
  • Walter Gotell (Morzeny)
  • Francis De Wolff (Vavra)
  • George Pastell (Train Conductor)
  • Nadja Regin (Kerims Girl)
  • Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny)
  • Aliza Gur (Vida)
  • Desmond Llewelyn (Q)
  • Pedro Armendáriz (Ali Kerim Bey)
  • Vladek Sheybal (Kronsteen)
  • Terence Young (Director)
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