Dr. No

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Dr. No
Dr. No - UK cinema poster.jpg
Genre: Spy
Action
Thriller
Photography: Color
Running Time: 109 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
Release Date: October 5, 1962
Directed by: Terence Young
Written by: Richard Maibaum
Johanna Harwood
Berkely Mather
Distributed by: United Artists
Starring: Sean Connery
Ursula Andress
Joseph Wiseman
Jack Lord
Next film: From Russia with Love


Dr. No is a 1962 British spy-film based on a 1958 book novel of a same name. the film was directed by Terence Young and it was distribute by United Artists. This is the first James Bond film.

Plot

Agent 007 (Sean Connery) battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress), to confront a megalomaniacal villain in his massive island headquarters.

Why It Rocks

  1. It's very faithful to the novel it's based on.
  2. Sean Connery portrayal as James Bond is well done.
  3. Great soundtrack, even the theme song, which spawned an internet meme.
  4. The gun barrel sequence was iconic and spawned references in other shows and internet memes.
  5. Dr. Julius No is a well looking villian who wants to get revenge on America and Russia for rejecting him by creating World War III and killing James Bond.
  6. Cool action scenes.
  7. Great acting.
  8. Almost everyone in the film is super likable.

Reception

The film received mix-to-acclaim reviews from critics. it film holds a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes while Metacritic scores a film a 78/100 "General favorable reviews" and IMDB gave a film a 7,3/10 rating.