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Casino Royale Reviews

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Daniel Saney
Digital Spy
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
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
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
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
November 2, 2015
I think this is a very intelligent film for a Bond film, and certainly one of the most enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nanciann Cherry
Toledo Blade
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
John Harkness
NOW Toronto
November 2, 2015
The screenwriters have brought Bond back toward the book.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Richard von Busack
MetroActive
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.
Michael Hastings
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
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.
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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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.
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman
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.
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
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
Michael Kleinschrodt
Times-Picayune
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
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
November 2, 2015
Basically, Craig's Bond is a new and individual creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
November 2, 2015
Craig brings beef, biff and a slightly lonely dimension to the character. He's a fine actor and he has some of the working-class bile of the young Michael Caine. A new James Bond has certainly arrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Megan Spencer
Triple J
November 2, 2015
The pay off is pay dirt.
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
November 2, 2015
For fans of the no-nonsense, rugged sexuality of the Sean Connery original model, Craig is the heir to that hallowed throne.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
November 2, 2015
While Craig owns the movie, he gets much capable support. Green's Bond babe believably has more on the ball than many of her predecessors, while Dench, returning as M, Bond's boss, has perfected her sighs of exasperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Total Film
November 17, 2006
The purge is complete. Craig is a triumph. The franchise is reborn.
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