From Russia with Love (1963) / Thriller-Romance
MPAA Rated: PG for violence and sexuality
Running Time: 115 min.
Cast: Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendariz, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya, Bernard Lee
Director: Terence Young
Screenplay: Richard Maibaum
Many loyal James Bond fans argue that From Russia with Love is simply put, the best Bond of them all. There was a time when I agreed with their sentiments, but nowadays, I have grown even more fond of Bond's next adventure, Goldfinger. It is nice to see Bond at his least gimmicky, with a romantic interest that wasn't just an eye-candy throwaway, and villains that aren't too outlandish to believe. In short, this is Bond at its most subtle, and those who read Ian Fleming's work will tell yo
©2004 Vince Leo