Skyfall Reviews

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Ray Pride
April 16, 2014

Visual elements draw from a theatrical vocabulary, such as a besorrowed M overlooking gray London at a window slashed with billions of cold tears, match-cut to wounded Bond cascading over a waterfall like a spent package.

Eric D. Snider
July 24, 2013

It's not just a terrific Bond movie; it's a terrific movie, period.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
May 23, 2013

It is not the breath of fresh air that was 2006's "Casino Royale," but it is nearly as satisfying.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
May 22, 2013

Mendes has embraced the general super-ness of Bond and taken his inspiration from the best superhero flick of recent years: The Dark Knight.

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013

For 50 years, we've placed our stock in Bonds, but never have our investments yielded the sort of windfall 'Skyfall' delivers over two-and-a-half hours of pulsating entertainment that will leave you shaken - and stirred.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
March 21, 2013

One of the better bonds, but it isn't as good as Daniel Craig's first outing.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Movies With Butter
March 18, 2013

Solicits swoons like the best Bonds ever did, even if Bond's dangerously close to decommission.

Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 3, 2013

A very British Bond, and also a very personal one.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 16, 2013

It ought to win a prize just for reconnecting with what made the franchise successful in the first place, while also repositioning the Bond films for the '10s.

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
February 13, 2013

Sam Mendes revitalizes the James Bond franchise with a slick and action-packed entry. Daniel Craig proves yet again why he's the best Bond yet.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tim Grierson
February 12, 2013

Bond traditions haven't just been updated -- they've been intelligently modified and rethought, giving us the franchise's inherent pleasures in a new package.

Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
February 4, 2013

Skyfall proves that a long-standing series can deliver the expected fundamentals while keeping the new films fresh and unpredictable.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Rage Monthly
January 27, 2013

One of the ten best films of 2012.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman
January 4, 2013

The film serves as a trip back to the beginning of the 50-year-old cinematic legend and the promise of a golden future with Craig in the role of 007.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tom Charity
Top Critic
January 4, 2013

It's been a long time since I enjoyed a Bond movie so much.

Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
December 31, 2012

What propels this grisly chapter is the characters' keen sense of agency.

Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
December 30, 2012

Skyfall epitomizes what a Bond movie should be, and its director, for once, justifiably deserves much of the credit.

Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Rob Gonsalves
December 17, 2012

Skyfall isn't quite a throwback to the absurd thrills of the 007 films of old, but it does inject some fun back into the franchise.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
December 11, 2012

As the saying goes, you've got to shake 22 Bond films, before the 23rd is stirred to perfection. Without a doubt, this is the best James Bond movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Cynthia Fuchs
December 8, 2012

James Bond looks broken and weary, an embodiment of a traditional model of international spydom, the one premised on national borders, white-Western-wealthy entitlements, and excessive consumptions of alcohol, cars, and women.

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