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Quantum of Solace (2008)

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Critic Consensus: Brutal and breathless, Quantum Of Solace delivers tender emotions along with frenetic action, but coming on the heels of Casino Royale, it's still a bit of a disappointment.

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A devastating betrayal sends James Bond from Australia to Italy and South America on a mission of vengeance that pits the suave super-spy against a powerful businessman with diabolical intentions. Betrayed by Vesper, 007 (Daniel Craig) suppresses the urge to make his latest mission personal as he teams with M (Judi Dench) to interrogate Mr. White (Jesper Christensen). It soon becomes apparent that the organization behind the blackmailing of Vesper is more powerful than Bond and M had previously anticipated, and after discovering forensic evidence that links an MI6 traitor to a bank in Haiti, Bond immediately sets out to gather more intelligence. Once in Haiti, a case of mistaken identity leads Bond into the company of the ravishing Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a dangerous beauty with her own vendetta. It's Camille who leads Bond to a ruthless businessman named Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), who is soon revealed to be the mastermind of a powerful but clandestine organization. Greene is conspiring to corner the market on one of the world's most precious natural resources, and in order to make that happen he has forged a deal with an exiled general named Medrano (Joaquin Cosio). By enlisting the aid of his many associates and using his vast resources to force contacts within the CIA and the British government into bending to his will, Greene plans to overthrow the current regime of a Latin American country and hand control over to General Medrano in exchange for a parcel of land that appears barren on the surface, but actually houses a natural resource that will make Greene the most powerful man on the planet. But Bond's mission to uncover the culprit who blackmailed Vesper and prevent Dominic Greene from exerting his will on the entire world won't be easy, because now everyone from the CIA to the terrorists and even M are out to get him. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 24, 2009
Box Office: $168.4M
Runtime:
Sony/MGM - Official Site

Cast

Daniel Craig
as James Bond
Mathieu Amalric
as Dominic Greene
Jeffrey Wright
as Felix leiter
Gemma Arterton
as Strawberry Fields
David Harbour
as Gregg Beam
Tim Pigott-Smith
as Foreign Secretary
Rory Kinnear
as Bill Tanner
Jesús Ochoa
as Lt. Orso
Jesús Ochoa
as Lt. Orso
Glenn Foster
as Craig Mitchell
Paul Ritter
as Guy Haines
Stana Katic
as Corrine
Neil Jackson
as Mr. Slate
Oona Chaplin
as Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Quantum of Solace

All Critics (280) | Top Critics (49)

Go see Quantum of Solace. Not that you weren't going to anyway.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
Film.com
Top Critic

Kurylenko is certainly gorgeous, but can't match Craig as a thespian, and the necessary chemistry between them is merely mundane.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
MLive.com

If they want to keep making movies like this with Daniel Craig as a British secret agent, I think they should at least change his name to something besides Bond.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
Three Movie Buffs

It surpasses its predecessor in almost every way and delivers the best Bond film in over a decade.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
ScreenRant

It may lack the grandeur and substance of Casino Royale, but Quantum of Solace is nevertheless a unique and thrilling Bond film.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
IGN Movies

It's a heavy-hearted film for a weary time. During a little coda in Russia it takes a deep breath and attempts a serious conclusion but merely ends up being solemn.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
Observer (UK)

Audience Reviews for Quantum of Solace

½

I may be one of the few but i like Daniel Craig as Bond. I think they have done a good job so far keeping the throttle all the way on high and keep the explosions coming. Its a standard Bond fare which has to be taken in a very much reboot fashion over just continuing the 007 movies from before.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

½

 

djdemersseman
   

Super Reviewer

½

Despite being an obvious step down from the incredible Casino Royale, this is still one of the better Bond films thanks to Daniel Craig's continued reinvention of the role and some truly riveting action sequences. The plot is a little confusing, but enjoyable as a revenge thriller. Olga is a fantastic change of pace for the typical Bond girl and gets Bond to show continued growth as a more emotional character. After this film and Casino Royale, we understand why Bond is the way he is later on in his life. Despite some choppy editing and shaky cam, this film is very nice to look at as most Bond films are. Overall, it's a kick ass action film and a solid Bond outing for Craig and company. I like the more mature and focused Bond that Craig and the filmmakers have come up with.

jlewis07
Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

Quantum of Solace Quotes

James Bond: Are you gonna tell us who you work for?
Mr. White: I was always very interested to meet you, I'd heard so much about you from Vesper. The real shame is, if she hadn't killed herself, we would've had you too. I think you would've done anything for her.
– Submitted by James W (2 years ago)
James Bond: I don't think the dead care about vengeance.
– Submitted by Lucas M (2 years ago)
Dominic Greene: My friends call me Dominic.
James Bond: I'm sure they do.
– Submitted by Lucas M (2 years ago)
M: And Bond, if you could avoid killing every possible lead it would be deeply appreciated.
James Bond: Yes ma'am, I'll do my best.
M: I've heard that before.
– Submitted by A L (2 years ago)

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