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Sam Mendes brings Bond surging back with a smart, sexy, riveting action thriller that qualifies as one of the best 007 films to date.



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In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. -- (C) Official Site


Daniel Craig
as James Bond
Ralph Fiennes
as Gareth Mallory
Helen McCrory
as Clair Dowar
Ola Rapace
as Patrice
Nicholas Woodeson
as Doctor Hall
Elize DuToit
as Vanessa (M's Assistant)
Ian Bonar
as MI6 Tecnincian
Gordon Milne
as M's Driver
Peter Basham
as Vauxhall Bridge Police Guard
Tonia Sotiropoulou
as Bond's Lover
Ben Loyd-Holmes
as Holmes-Vauxhall Bridge Police Guards
Wolf Blitzer
as CNN News Anchor
David Gillies
as MI6 Assessor
James Li
as MI6 Assessor
Ken Hazeldine
as MI6 Assessor
Orion Lee
as Shanghai Barman
Dave Wong
as Shanghai Art Collector
Tank Dong
as Severine's Bodyguard
Roger Yuan
as Severine's Bodyguard
Yang Feng Liang
as Severine's Bodyguard
Yennis Cheung
as Floating Dragon Cashier
Chooye Bay
as Floating Dragon Floor Manager
Sid Man
as Floating Dragon Assistant Floor Manager
Angela Tran
as Floating Dragon Barmaid
Milorad Kapor
as Boat Captain
Huw Edwards
as BBC News Anchor
Adebayo Bolaji
as Boat Crewman
Elia Lo Tauro
as Boat Crewman
Amir Boutros
as Boat Crewman
Kan Bonfils
as Boat Crewman
Nicholas Goh
as Boat Crewman
John Hodgkinson
as Silva's Isoation Guard
Amir Boutrous
as Boat Crewman
Kurt Egyiawan
as Q's Assistant
Oliver Johnstone
as Q's Assistant
Harry Kershaw
as Q's Assistant
Burt Caesar
as Inquiry Member
Paul Venables
as Inquiry Member
Crispin Letts
as Inquiry Member
Kammy Darweish
as Inquiry Member
Beatrice Curnew
as Inquiry Member
Dominique Jones
as M's Inquiry Assistant
Ross Waiton
as Whitehall Police Guard
Jim Conway
as Whitehall Police Guard
Jens Hultén
as Silva's Henchman
Michael Pink
as Silva's Henchman
Jo Cameron Brown
as Wife at Tube Station
Anthony O'Donnell
as Husband at Tube Station
Hannah Stokely
as Tube Driver
Wayne Gordon
as Silva's Mercenary
Enoch Frost
as Silva's Mercenary
Tom Wu
as Silva's Mercenary
Jake Fairbrother
as Silva's Mercenary
Christopher Sciueref
as Silva's Mercenary
Daniel Adegboyega
as Silva's Mercenary
Selva Rasalingham
as Silva's Mercenary
Joss Skottowe
as Helicopter Gunner
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Critic Reviews for Skyfall

All Critics (369) | Top Critics (58) | Fresh (339) | Rotten (30)

  • A Bond film should feature a menacing villain who's also just a touch daffy; Javier Bardem has more fun than anybody else onscreen as a rogue agent with a mommy complex and a come-hither leer.

    Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's been a long time since I enjoyed a Bond movie so much.

    Jan 4, 2013 | Full Review…

    Tom Charity
    Top Critic
  • Skyfall is not, of course, ''darker'' or more serious than previous Bond films, but it's more knowing about its own conventions.

    Nov 22, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 'Quantum of Solace,' was a dour, dire letdown. This picture's a substantial bounce back, and easily the best Craig Bond picture. Emotional depth and all.

    Nov 13, 2012 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

    Glenn Kenny

    MSN Movies
    Top Critic
  • The cool accomplishment of Skyfall, 23rd in the Broccoli franchise, is that it seems a necessary, rather than mandatory, addition to the year's popular culture.

    Nov 9, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Among the most ambitious imaginings of Bond to date: dark, supple, and punctuated with moments of unanticipated visual brilliance.

    Nov 9, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Skyfall

  • Dec 16, 2018
    For me, an ordinary spy thriller is what it is.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2016
    The best film in the era of Daniel Craig as James Bond. Supremely well acted. The best performances are by Craig, Dench and Bardem who are prize. Great action scenes, big issue that touches past Bond and M which little is known. Sam Mendes does a masterful job directing this installment of James Bond. Realmete with this film you can compare Danie Craig Sean Connolly.
    Fernando M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2016
    Skyfall is a beautiful, action packed, smart and well written entry to the Bond franchise. Featuring lush cinematography by Roger Deakins, a much more emotional focus on Bond than we've ever seen before and a great villain played by Javier Bardem. Even though I still prefer Casino Royale, Skyfall is definitely one of the best Bond films and in my opinion one of the best films of all time in general. You don't even have to be a Bond fan to watch this film, go see it now!
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2015
    Skyfall was really a perfect storm for a Bond film. You have one of the best theme songs in the series' history with Adele's Skyfall, strong female characters led by the expanded presence of Judi Dench's M, and one of the best villains with Javier Bardem's Silva. I may like Casino Royale a little bit more, but it switches on a day to day basis. The important thing is that Skyfall isn't just a great Bond film, it's a great film. Right from the opening pre credits sequence it's clear we are in for a ride. It's also clear that this film will focus on M and Bond's relationship which has been so well documented in this series of films. I love that M tells Naomie Harris as Moneypenny/Eve to take the shot even though she doesn't have a clear shot. Then seeing her reaction and emotions unfold as she believes Bond to be dead. It's been clear ever since Casino Royale and through his rogue adventures in Quantum that she has a fondness and a soft spot for James. In many ways Skyfall completes the Bond origin story into the Bond we have known throughout the years to be. This film is absolutely a deviation from the typical formulaic process to Bond though. But trust me, it was a good change. Bardem as Silva showed shades of Loki and Joker in that he's always one more step ahead of MI6. He's also going after them instead of them going after him for most of the film, and in particular, he wants M. I genuinely believe Silva belongs up there with the best of the Bond villains. There's just so much emotional undertone mixed with a strange sense of humor that fits so well opposite Bond. To go along with that, I think Skyfall is probably the most emotional Bond film to date. There is a real sense of heart to this movie that most of the other entries don't have. What's more impressive is that there is still the fantastic action that we love from the series to go along with the heart and terrific character writing. This film is definitely not for every Bond fan, in fact I don't think hardcore fans would find this to be as good as the casual fan. Even though I consider myself one of those hardcore fans, I can acknowledge the deviations the film took. For one, Bond doesn't sleep with every flipping lady in the film, and two the villain doesn't have global aspirations. But that's why the film works so well, it's so fresh and exhilarating. Something I hope the franchise continues to be. Wow, and that concludes my 2 month long Bond marathon in preparation for Spectre. Here's hoping it's good! +Fantastic villain +Changed up the formula +Focused on the Bond & M relationship +Theme song +Brillaint action 9.5/10
    Thomas D Super Reviewer

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