Quantum of Solace Reviews

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September 10, 2019
A plot of an unnecessarily complex development that fails miserably in something that its predecessor did very well: offer characters that seduce us. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 31, 2019
The angsty, truant Bond and his sulky ways get too irritating, the pout notwithstanding.
November 4, 2018
Perhaps confusing the audience is what Forster meant when he said he was making an art house picture.
October 30, 2018
At the end of Solace there are a couple of unhappy but typical realizations: 1) that the film only runs 106 minutes when it seemed more like 166, and 2) that it's still hard to say whether Daniel Craig moves well as an action hero.
August 9, 2018
Somehow Marc Forster's direction sucks all the vitality out of the film. There's no thrill in the chase. With the exception of an absolutely first-rate fight sequence on scaffolding in a church under renovation, Bond is having no fun at all.
November 2, 2015
Kurylenko is certainly gorgeous, but can't match Craig as a thespian, and the necessary chemistry between them is merely mundane.
November 2, 2015
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.
November 2, 2015
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.
November 2, 2015
Where did the great hero go, the one from Sean Connery in Goldfinger to Daniel Craig himself in Casino Royale, the elegant killer spy who spews memorable lines, his world-traveling adventures engorged with intrigue and mysterious women?
November 2, 2015
Director Marc Forster gets the action scenes right but never shapes the film as a whole. And if Craig, a talented actor, wants to be a Bond for the ages, he needs to lighten up. James Bond shouldn't be all work and no play.
November 2, 2015
It's not Octopussy bad -- parts of Quantum are as thrilling as any in the 22-film franchise -- but it's a huge disappointment, especially after Casino Royale renewed 007's licence to thrill.
November 2, 2015
Quantum of Solace barely feels like a Bond movie, what with all the staple elements of the franchise stripped bare in an effort to make an even more "realistic" adventure.
November 2, 2015
In the end, it's all a narrative contrivance to link one technically slick, shallow action sequence to the next, with Craig's raw Bondian charisma supplying a thin veneer of dramatic gravitas.
November 2, 2015
Shouldn't a Bond film worth the name be simply enjoyable? Even a chase that ends with Bond and his quarry crashing through a glass dome onto a pair of scaffolding towers... induces exhaustion rather than excitement.
November 2, 2015
Although it's not the most crushing disappointment of all time -- finding you have won the lottery but lost the ticket is probably more crushing, I imagine -- it is still a crushing disappointment.
February 4, 2013
This time around, Bond's biggest adversaries are those behind the camera.
October 23, 2012
James Bond embraces the Jason Bourne model with Quantum of Solace, a rough-and-tough 007 adventure whose aspirations are admirable, even if the aesthetics are not.
October 14, 2012
At times, you feel you can see the character - and by proxy the writers - actually thinking, "So what now?"
November 17, 2011
Much has been made of the absence of Bond's signature quips, but there's something else that's absent: interest.
December 24, 2009
Turns out to be almost as bad as its title.
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