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Casino Royale Reviews

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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
November 7, 2012
GOLDFINGER? SHMOLDFINGER! CASINO ROYALE is the best James Bond movie to date. Not only that, but it is also one of the best action movies ever made. And now, has become one of my favorite films. This is a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
November 5, 2012
A streamlined back to basics approach for Bond that hits all the right marks in rejuvenating the franchise for a new generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Allan Hunter
Screen International
October 23, 2012
A muscular, wildly successful attempt to strip the lucrative James Bond franchise back to basics.
Roger Clarke
Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Let's say straight off that Craig is very good indeed: everything about his performance shows cunning and grace.
Joshua Starnes
March 10, 2011
Casino Royale is a welcome break from the past and a strong and entertaining film in its own right, proving the continuing viability of Fleming's creation 50 years after his inception.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ron Yamauchi
Georgia Straight
July 7, 2010
It left me stirred, if not shaken.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 7, 2010
Daniel Craig brings originality James Bond, playing the super spy as ruthless, arrogant and cocky, but also bringing much more depth and emotion than any other actor before him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
A Bond for our times, indeed
Gary Susman
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Every era gets the James Bond it deserves. Ours gets a Bond who's strong and forceful but also reckless and arrogant, who blunders into tricky situations in Third World countries and makes a bloody mess of things.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
April 3, 2009
A strong, well defined story, some unexpected betrayals and hidden corners, sensational locations and an absence of gadgets make Casino Royale a right royal Bond movie.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
April 3, 2009
Gritty and thrilling, Casino Royale has it all - action, glamour, spectacular locations and a new Bond that is above all, vulnerable.... Whether you can follow the Texas Hold 'Em poker game, it matters not.
Steve Biodrowski
March 10, 2009
... a tense, gripping thriller mercifully free of the baggage of the previous Bond flicks, Casino Royale takes the essentials of Ian Fleming's novel and updates them for the 21st century, seamlessly adding the requisite big screen action ...
IGN Movies
October 23, 2008
Good to have you back, 007.
Top Critic
October 18, 2008
Bond as a human being? Who'd'a'thunk?
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Craig does OK in the role; no one has ever matched Sean Connery's steely insouciance, but he comes closer than most.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Holcomb
Beyond Hollywood
April 18, 2008
The last words onscreen read: "James Bond Will Return!" Of course he will. The difference is that for the first time in years, we actually want him back.
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 10, 2008
Gone are the clichés of recent Bond adventures - the too-clever quips, the loveless conquests, the gaudy gadgetry and the BMW-sponsored sports cars. 'Casino Royale' ambitiously explores the origins of the character's pathos, stripping him of all the
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
Casino Royale isn't simply the best Bond film in years. It is one of the best Bond films ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
February 12, 2008
A great restart for the series
| Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 17, 2007
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 | Original Score: 4/4
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