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.
”Do not care for Connery….We can do better.” — Original producer Cubby Broccoli, 1961
”Merely a casual, pleasant, satisfying replacement.” — The New York Times, 1969
”Moore is a handsome, suave, somewhat phlegmatic James Bond.” — The New York Times, 1973
”Apart from a dimpled chin, Dalton’s credentials might make Bond blanch.” — PEOPLE, 1986
”Less a piece of casting and more a masterstroke of art direction.” — London’s Sunday Times, 1995