The metaphor that I’m thinking of for this film is a pair of comfortable slippers. It’s almost 50 years old and they certainly don’t make films like it these days.
Sean Connery has settled nicely into the roll, the supporting characters are mostly great, the atmosphere is wonderful and there’s some superb action – Hollywood stopped doing battle scenes like the gypsy fight camp scene many years back and it’s a shame. Not perfect – some of it’s a bit slow, Daniela Bianchi (and her dub artist Monica van der Syl) are poor and the back projection is dodgy.
One of the best of the Bond films – even on watch 3 or 4.