Casino Royale Reviews

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January 29, 2019
If Casino Royale has what passes for its heart set on dealing the final death-blow to a n over-worked legend, how sad that it didn't perform the necessary obsequies with style.
March 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.
December 30, 2017
The melodrama has been staged on a lavish scale and everybody quite literally acts out the window.
October 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.
November 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.
October 23, 2012
A magnificent mess, it's either the greatest argument against LSD or the worst.
December 14, 2010
Silly 007 spoof tamer than Austin Powers.
October 13, 2008
Despite being not officially a Bond film this is good solid, entertaining action.
Top Critic
October 13, 2008
Poor 007 is now lost in a hall of distorting mirrors.
July 22, 2008
Chaotic and astonishingly unfunny.
February 12, 2008
Surrealisticly bad
August 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.
August 15, 2007
A mess. Casino Royale is two hours and eleven minutes of non sequitur.
August 15, 2007
Out of five directors -- only McGrath manages to connect with this brontosaurian James Bond parody.
November 16, 2006
Now Craig assumes the mantle, and you know, he does OK.
November 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.
November 5, 2006
The few good aspects of this farce are vastly outweighed by the bad.
November 5, 2006
It's cheesy, cheesy, cheesy.
February 9, 2006
Even less amusing than the more 'serious' Bond films.
June 26, 2005
...only a very small minority of those acquainted with the more arcane aspects of 1960s cinema are going to have some appreciation for CASINO ROYALE.
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