No one was the perfect Bond -- None of the actors who have played 007 have escaped criticism

Daniel Craig isn’t the only Bond who got some mixed early reviews.

Sean Connery
”Do not care for Connery….We can do better.” — Original producer Cubby Broccoli, 1961

George Lazenby
”Merely a casual, pleasant, satisfying replacement.” — The New York Times, 1969

Roger Moore
”Moore is a handsome, suave, somewhat phlegmatic James Bond.” — The New York Times, 1973

Timothy Dalton
”Apart from a dimpled chin, Dalton’s credentials might make Bond blanch.” — PEOPLE, 1986

Pierce Brosnan
”Less a piece of casting and more a masterstroke of art direction.” — London’s Sunday Times, 1995