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9. From Russia With Love

(1963)

Image credit: From Russia With Love: Everett Collection

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.

Originally posted Nov 15, 2006