Casino Royale Reviews

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Rob Humanick
Stranger Song
July 3, 2007
This is James Bond before sassy self-awareness set in, and it rattles the cages more than any number of explosions could in letting us know why he's still relevant today.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 29, 2007
I hope Craig finds more moments like that in Bond. And I hope he gets to wear that tuxedo again and again and again.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
May 19, 2007
In continuing to move the movie series forward with new ideas that don't lack respect for the old, they've made Bond relevant to a new generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 25, 2007
I consider Daniel Craig to be the most effective and appealing of the six actors who have played 007, and that includes even Sean Connery.
Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net
March 27, 2007
Casino Royale is a great action movie, but it rises above the genre because of Daniel Craig's wonderfully fresh portrait of Bond and a great script. This is an exciting and engrossing, stand-on-line, see-on-a-big-screen, buy-the-popcorn-movie.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 13, 2007
It works. Although it may be different, thanks to Craig it's the best Bond in decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
February 7, 2007
The best Bond in years and one of the best of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 3, 2007
Craig is also the best Bond in the franchise's history.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
January 12, 2007
'Casino Royale' finally restores 007 to his Cold War prowess.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
January 8, 2007
Dudosamente sea la mejor de la serie, pero Daniel Craig le imprime a su James Bond una crudeza y humanidad interesantes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
December 30, 2006
This franchise is now energized and I can not wait for the next entry.
Kam Williams
EURWeb
December 26, 2006
A praiseworthy production which all but renders the carefully-cultivated James Bond franchise unrecognizable, adding up to an exercise in frustration for purists expecting a familiar 007 spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
December 24, 2006
Casino Royale es una gran cinta y un válido intento por rescatar a la franquicia de la fantasía y el marasmo irreal en que estaba sumida.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
December 14, 2006
Caso a franquia mantenha o tom deste 21. filme, finalmente teremos um ator capaz de desafiar a posio que Sean Connery manteve com facilidade nas ltimas quatro dcadas: a de melhor intrprete de James Bond.
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
...as M informs Bond when he asks why he was assigned to the case he's on, "I knew you'd be you!" No matter how you look at it, "Casino Royale" is possibly the best Bond film ever made!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
December 8, 2006
A Bond that's more hard-charging and unhinged than we're used to seeing, Craig is violent, but vulnerable, and still suave. And the filmmakers seem invigorated by the challenge of a stripped-down gadget-free action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
December 7, 2006
Dashing good looks aside, Craig just might be the best actor ever to play the role ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
December 7, 2006
Casino Royale revives, rejuvenates and refreshes the series.... Watching it, you realize what it must have been like for 1962 audiences to experience Dr. No.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
December 6, 2006
The film is an unsentimental departure for the series with an exciting performance in brawny Daniel Craig's debut
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
December 5, 2006
The first Bond film to actually prize three-dimensional characters and moral dilemmas over action-film flash.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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