Dr. No (1962) IMDb

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Sean Connery as James Bond.

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Connery:

From Russia with Love (1963) IMDb

Connery:

Goldfinger (1964) IMDb

Connery:

Thunderball (1965) IMDb

Connery:

You Only Live Twice (1967) IMDb

Lazenby:

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) IMDb

Connery:

Diamonds Are Forever (1971) IMDb

Moore:

Live and Let Die (1973) IMDb

Moore:

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) IMDb

Moore:

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) IMDb

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This is the way to do pulp superagents.

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Moore:

Moonraker (1979) IMDb

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Kitsch.

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Moore:

Octopussy (1983) IMDb

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The name, at least, is hard to beat.

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Connery:

Never Say Never Again (1983) IMDb

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Seen in 2014.

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The writing of Blush is moronic, but the hideous racism of the auction at Palmyra—no connection to the Syrian Palmyra—tops it off nicely.

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Moore:

A View to a Kill (1985) IMDb

Dalton:

Licence to Kill (1989) IMDb

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Politically docile genre meltdown.

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Brosnan:

GoldenEye (1995) IMDb

Craig:

Casino Royale (2006) IMDb

Viewing

Seen in 2013.

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A good deal less cartoonish than most of its predecessors, but no less obsessed with gadgets and hysterical masculinity. Boring poker sequences and overblown action set pieces.

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