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Casino Royale Reviews

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December 16, 2018
In Daniel Craig, the producers found a suitably tarnished and brutal icon for this new iteration of Bond
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2018
James Bond is back, and as it turns out, he's been gone a lot longer than anyone even realized.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 14, 2017
Bond is back. Bond is beefy. And the new Bond is blond. Daniel Craig has comfort ably slipped into the tuxedo, size 007, and left audiences shaken and stirred.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 10, 2017
When Bond kills an adversary in a hotel stairwell, the violence is nasty and brutal - and you feel bystander Vesper's shock and revulsion too. She doesn't merely wince and get over it, as so many of her predecessors did; she's clearly traumatised.
November 2, 2015
Casino Royale is exactly what the franchise needs to keep in the game against the Bournes and Missions: Impossible of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2015
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2015
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 | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2015
I think this is a very intelligent film for a Bond film, and certainly one of the most enjoyable.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2015
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 | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2015
The screenwriters have brought Bond back toward the book.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2015
Why see yet another James Bond movie? Because Casino Royale, Martin Campbell's rewiring of the series, is a real movie, and not just a James Bond movie.
November 2, 2015
The ace up the film's sleeve is Craig's foil, Eva Green, playing Vesper Lynd, the British accountant assigned to bankroll Bond's escapades. Calling her a Bond Girl would be an oversimplification.
November 2, 2015
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
Casino Royale mostly succeeds as an introduction to a badder Bond than ever. When Craig's Bond finally dons a tuxedo and checks himself in a mirror, it's like watching Darth Vader first put on the helmet, a neo-iconic sight.
Read More | Original Score: B
November 2, 2015
It's as close to Fleming's books as we've seen since the early days of Sean Connery. And it's darker, for sure, and more brutal than almost all of the movies.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2015
A film that strips most of the glamour and escapism from Bond, but remains the truest and toughest instalment yet.
November 2, 2015
Daniel Craig, an excellent actor, has more than earned his Walther PPK.
November 2, 2015
Casino Royale takes us back to basics. To a leaner production and to a Bond who looks like he can do serious damage
November 2, 2015
The result is a satisfyingly gritty tale, more grounded in reality than many entries in the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2015
Basically, Craig's Bond is a new and individual creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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