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Casino Royale (2006)



Critic Consensus: Casino Royale disposes of the silliness and gadgetry that plagued recent James Bond outings, and Daniel Craig delivers what fans and critics have been waiting for: a caustic, haunted, intense reinvention of 007.

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James Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar, where he is to spy on a terrorist Mollaka. Not everything goes as planned and Bond decides to investigate, independently of the MI6 agency, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations. Secret Service intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. 'M' places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together--and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre. In Montenegro, Bond allies himself with Matthis, MI6's local field agent, and Felix Leiter, who is representing the interests of the CIA. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax.

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Critic Reviews for Casino Royale

All Critics (250) | Top Critics (53)

Unlike recent Bonds, whose kills had no more weight than the one-liners that generally accompanied them, Craig's tend to be intimate, bloody, and devoid of glamour.

November 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Bond as a human being? Who'd'a'thunk?

October 18, 2008 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Casino Royale has the answers to all my complaints about the 45-year-old James Bond series, and some I hadn't even thought of.

August 17, 2007 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

I hope Craig finds more moments like that in Bond. And I hope he gets to wear that tuxedo again and again and again.

June 29, 2007 | Full Review…

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.

April 25, 2007 | Full Review…

Craig is also the best Bond in the franchise's history.

February 3, 2007 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Casino Royale

With Daniel Craig reinventing the role like never before, Casino Royale reboots the Bond franchise with gusto and intelligence not seen before in the long running franchise. Thanks to the best story of the series to date, Casino Royale features the right blend of exhilarating action and heart pounding drama. Daniel Craig is the best Bond since Connery and for my money the best actor to play the character. The fact that the series hasn't reach the heights of this film before or since only makes it an easier decision as my all-time favorite film in the franchise. Even casual fans can get their money's worth out of this. If you only watch one Bond film, make it this one.

Josh Lewis
Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

Possibly one of the most, if not the most critically acclaimed Bond installment. Martin Campbell directs a sleek, suspenseful and provocative revamping of the acclaimed Ian Fleming saga. It's filled with action, drama and unexpectedness all due to the flare and flamboyance of a strong story and delivery of Daniel Craig. 5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Daniel Craig revitalizes the Bond franchise the same way Bale saved Batman. This was a throwback to the good ol days of Connery Bond.

John Manard
John Manard

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