Countdown: Ranking the Bond Films

Image credit: From Russia With Love: Everett Collection

9. From Russia With Love

(1963)

Ranking the Bond films: From Russia With Love

A super opening sequence (Bond getting garroted in a topiary), an unforgettable baddie (Rosa Klebb, with her poison-tipped shoes), and some truly exotic locations (the sewers of Istanbul). But the pacing is sometimes slower than that train trip Bond takes in the third act.

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