Casino Royale (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

Movie Info

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.more
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violent action, a scene of torture, sexual content and nudity)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 13, 2007
Box Office: $167.0M
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Daniel Craig
as James Bond
Eva Green
as Vesper Lynd
Mads Mikkelsen
as Le Chiffre
Jeffrey Wright
as Felix Leiter
Simon Abkarian
as Alex Dimitrios
Isaach De Bankolé
as Steven Obanno
Daud Shah
as Fisher
Tom Chadbon
as Stockbroker
Dayo Ade
as Infante
Madame Wu
as Tsai Chin
Lazar Ristovski
as Kaminofsky
Tom So
as Fukutu
Veruschka von Lehndo...
as Gräfin von Wallenste...
Carlos Léal
as Tournament Director
Christina Cole
as Ocean Club Reception...
John Gold
as Card Player
Jerry Inzerillo
as Card Player
Diane Hartford
as Card Player
as Tall Man
Paul Bhattacharjee
as Hot Room Doctor
Simon Cox
as Hot Room Technician
Rebecca Gethings
as Hot Room Technician
Peter Notley
as M16 Technician
John Chancer
as Police Commander
Pater Brooke
as Airport Policeman
Jason Durran
as Airport Policeman
Robert Jezek
as Arresting Officer
Félicité De Jeu
as French News Reporter
Michaela Ochotská
as Shop Assistant
Michael Offei
as Obanno's Leutenant
Makhoudia Diaw
as Obanno's Liaison
Michael G. Wilson
as Chief of Police
Martina Duravolá
as Police Chief's Girlf...
Marcela Martincáková
as Police Chief's Girlf...
Vladimir Kulhavy
as Croatian General
Valentine Nonyela
as Nambutu Embassy Offi...
Dusan Pelech
as Bartender
Phil Méheux
as Treasury Bureaucrat
Veronika Hladikova
as Tennis Girl
Regina Gabajová
as Hotel Splendide Cler...
Miroslav Simünek
as Disapproving Man
Ivan G'Vera
as Venice Hotel Concier...
Jiri Lenc
as Hotel Splendide Limo...
Jaroslav Jankovsky
as Hermitage Waiter
Richard Branson
as Miami Airport Check-...
Crispin Bonham-Carte...
as Hot Room Doctor
Valentine Nonyela
as Nambutu Embassy Offi...
Ivan G'Vera
as Venice Hotel Concier...
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News & Interviews for Casino Royale

Critic Reviews for Casino Royale

All Critics (247) | 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.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
The Atlantic
Top Critic

Casino Royale is exactly what the franchise needs to keep in the game against the Bournes and Missions: Impossible of the world.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
Digital Spy

This is a much more serious Bond than we've seen in many years. Daniel Craig inhabits the dark side of the secret agent really well, he is absolutely the best Bond since Connery.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
At the Movies (Australia)

Craig's humanised, more flawed interpretation of the role balances Campbell's physical direction and co-writer Paul Haggis's sparing wit, while Eva Green provides an alluring love interest.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
Radio Times

I think this is a very intelligent film for a Bond film, and certainly one of the most enjoyable.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
At the Movies (Australia)

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… | November 2, 2015
Toledo Blade

Audience Reviews for Casino Royale

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

Super Reviewer


Almost all the the good stuff i heard about Casino is true. It is indeed one of the best Bonds ever and I'm really looking forward to the next installment.

Now - I hate when people say this but here goes - this movie was just too darn long. Don't even TRY to introduce a romance two hours into a film.

Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

Casino Royale Quotes

James Bond: I'm sorry. That last hand... nearly killed me.
– Submitted by Lucas M (2 years ago)
Le Chiffre: You changed your shirt, Mr Bond. I hope our little game isn't causing you to perspire.
James Bond: A little. But I won't consider myself to be in trouble until I start weeping blood.
– Submitted by Lucas M (2 years ago)
James Bond: Don't worry your not my type.
Vesper Lynd: Smart?
James Bond: Single.
– Submitted by Kenneth V (2 years ago)
James Bond: How about a drink at my place?
Solange: That would really send him over the edge. I'm afraid I'm not that cruel.
James Bond: Or perhaps you're just out of practice
– Submitted by Kevin D (3 years ago)

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