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Casino Royale Reviews

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Tim Adams
Observer [UK]
November 5, 2006
By the end of a curiously back-to-front film, when he finally gets his theme tune and introduces himself -- 'Bond. James Bond' -- he, like the creaky franchise itself, seems profoundly unsure whether he is coming or going.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
November 13, 2006
This is a Bond with great body but no soul.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 16, 2006
Casino Royale tries to have it both ways, moving toward the genuine while still grasping for the outlandish. The result is a film that's caught between caution and abandonment. And that's probably not a place where James Bond wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
November 21, 2006
Okay, I was willing to reserve judgment until I saw the film, but now it's official ---- I don't like a blonde Bond!
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Chuck O'Leary
November 17, 2006
The man with the license to kill has become the man with the license to bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 20, 2006
The spy who gagged me.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jurgen Fauth
November 15, 2006
If Casino Royale had kept to a lean, mean 90 minutes, it could have been the perfect James Bond flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 17, 2006
Who wants to see Bond learn a lesson about ego, as if he were Greg Brady in his 'Johnny Bravo' phase?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
November 19, 2006
Craig is actually a great choice for the new Bond persona of Casino Royale; it's the new spin on the character ... that leaves doubts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
November 16, 2006
Spectacular action -- and a cool new Bond. But the film goes long and an important romance isn't quite sold. Nor is the plot terribly solid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gregory Weinkauf
November 25, 2006
Junk Bond.
Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)
November 29, 2006
It's neither an exciting thriller nor an interesting study in character. And there is no memorable iconic moment featuring Bond, his baddies or his beauties, the kind that you take home from the cinema and that stays with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Harkness
NOW Toronto
November 2, 2015
The screenwriters have brought Bond back toward the book.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Kleinschrodt
November 2, 2015
The result is a satisfyingly gritty tale, more grounded in reality than many entries in the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Megan Spencer
Triple J
November 2, 2015
The pay off is pay dirt.
Nanciann Cherry
Toledo Blade
November 2, 2015
This is a Bond movie, and everything comes back to him and the actor who plays him. The filmmakers took a big gamble on Daniel Craig and on a script that updates everything. This time, the gamble paid off.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Daniel Saney
Digital Spy
November 2, 2015
Casino Royale is exactly what the franchise needs to keep in the game against the Bournes and Missions: Impossible of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Starnes
March 10, 2011
Casino Royale is a welcome break from the past and a strong and entertaining film in its own right, proving the continuing viability of Fleming's creation 50 years after his inception.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jason Zingale
November 18, 2006
The film opens with a bang, only to flatline 30 minutes later.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Total Film
November 17, 2006
The purge is complete. Craig is a triumph. The franchise is reborn.
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