Reviews

Sep 25, 2021
A tone-deaf spoof. Woody Allen steals the show.
Aug 24, 2020
A few innovative sets, a wealth of eye-popping colors, and oodles of bared midriffs can't redeem this juvenile experiment in adolescent fantasy.
Jul 7, 2020
I cannot even recommend the film in any half-hearted manner. It's insulting to moviegoers, it's insulting to me, and it's insulting to Bond.
Jan 29, 2019
If Casino Royale has what passes for its heart set on dealing the final death-blow to an over-worked legend, how sad that it didn't perform the necessary obsequies with style.
Mar 30, 2018
Things pick up a little bit when Orson Welles, Peter Sellers, and Woody Allen stumble into the scene, but the total experience remains boringly incoherent.
Dec 30, 2017
The melodrama has been staged on a lavish scale and everybody quite literally acts out the window.
Oct 28, 2015
A surfeit of screenwriters (eight, including Billy Wilder) and directors (five, including John Huston) lends the whole a chaotic, disjointed air, but there is much fun to be had along the way.
Nov 11, 2012
Proponents of this dreadfully indulgent cabaret, which thumbs its nose at coherence, have called its nigh-impenetrable plot the sincerest form of satire. That's like citing the indecipherable nature of Zapf Dingbats as a foremost send-up of language.
Oct 23, 2012
A magnificent mess, it's either the greatest argument against LSD or the worst.
Dec 14, 2010
Silly 007 spoof tamer than Austin Powers.
Oct 13, 2008
Despite being not officially a Bond film this is good solid, entertaining action.
Oct 13, 2008
Poor 007 is now lost in a hall of distorting mirrors.
Jul 22, 2008
Chaotic and astonishingly unfunny.
Aug 15, 2007
Peter Sellers has some amusing gags as the gambler, the chance of dressing up in various guises and a neat near-seduction scene with Ursula Andress.
Aug 15, 2007
A mess. Casino Royale is two hours and eleven minutes of non sequitur.
Aug 15, 2007
Out of five directors -- only McGrath manages to connect with this brontosaurian James Bond parody.
Nov 16, 2006
Now Craig assumes the mantle, and you know, he does OK.
Nov 11, 2006
No less than five directors, including John Huston, and eight writers, including Billy Wilder and Ben Hecht, tried to salvage this lengthy, laden all-star Bond spoof--to no avail.
Nov 5, 2006
The few good aspects of this farce are vastly outweighed by the bad.
Nov 5, 2006
It's cheesy, cheesy, cheesy.