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Casino Royale (2006)

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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.
Rating:
PG-13 (for intense sequences of violent action, a scene of torture, sexual content and nudity)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Written By:
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On DVD:
Box Office:
$167,007,184.00
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Cast

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
Tobias Menzies
as Villiers
Richard Sammel
as Gettler
Ludger Pistor
as Mendel
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 Lehndorff
as Gräfin von Wallenstein
Carlos Léal
as Tournament Director
Christina Cole
as Ocean Club Receptionist
John Gold
as Card Player
Jerry Inzerillo
as Card Player
Diane Hartford
as Card Player
Leostránsky
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 Girlfriend
Marcela Martincáková
as Police Chief's Girlfriend
Vladimir Kulhavy
as Croatian General
Valentine Nonyela
as Nambutu Embassy Official
Dusan Pelech
as Bartender
Phil Méheux
as Treasury Bureaucrat
Veronika Hladikova
as Tennis Girl
Regina Gabajová
as Hotel Splendide Clerk
Martin Ucik
as Barman
Miroslav Simünek
as Disapproving Man
Ivan G'Vera
as Venice Hotel Concierge
Jiri Lenc
as Hotel Splendide Limo Driver
Jaroslav Jankovsky
as Hermitage Waiter
Richard Branson
as Miami Airport Check-in Desk
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Critic Reviews for Casino Royale

All Critics (246) | 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

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

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
NPR
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.

Full Review… | August 17, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | June 29, 2007
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 25, 2007
New York Observer
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 3, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Super Reviewer

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