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Skyfall Reviews

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June 13, 2016
A stirring addition to the James Bond franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Edward Lawrenson
The Big Issue
June 13, 2016
Skyfall has fun playing with Bond's image, but the producers are wary of being too revisionistic. In fact, the film is good because it's such a stirring affirmation of the things 007 films have always done well.
Monica Castillo
Bitch Media
May 10, 2016
Britain is quite diverse right now, feel free to reflect that anytime, Mr. Bond.
J. Olson
April 17, 2016
James Bond has been relegated to cinematic stupidity before, but demoting the character to this degree of slightness is even more deflating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Family Home Theater
March 29, 2016
Skyfall gets off to a fast start. I can't recall when I've enjoyed a pre-title sequence more.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
John Wildman
Film Comment Magazine
October 5, 2015
It achieves an effective balance between the ever-escalating action sequences that each successive Bond picture apparently demands, fresh use of charismatic talent, and nods to the legacy
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
October 5, 2015
Skyfall elevates the Bond genre to a new level of A-list refinement. But it's a game-changing movie in more ways than one.
Jonathan Romney
Independent on Sunday
October 5, 2015
Mendes's breezily, imaginatively directed film shows faith in the thrill of the real -- not the weightless dazzle of CGI but the feeling of actual objects (bikes, cars, Tube trains) crashing and colliding in a solid world.
Dave White
October 5, 2015
Mendes and Deakins have] created the most beautifully deep focus context for Bond yet, pushing and pulling him into landscapes... that each promise the physically compromised spy nothing less than the most cinematically gorgeous sort of doom.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Alynda Wheat
People Magazine
October 5, 2015
With wry geriatric jokes, a plot that strikes 007 right where he lives and even some throwback gadgets, Skyfall gives James Bond a delightfully retro reboot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
October 5, 2015
Urbane yet never too serious, and beautifully shot by Roger Deakins, this all seems a good fit for director Sam Mendes, who's made his career imposing a sort of British pretense on American movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader
October 5, 2015
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Patty Jones
Georgia Straight
October 5, 2015
Everything is heavy and dark, but Bond plus terrorists is damn entertaining.
Oliver Lyttelton
The Playlist
October 5, 2015
It stands up with the finest work that Deakins has ever done, which pretty much means that it's as gorgeous as film gets.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
October 5, 2015
Skyfall does what no other 007 film has done before; humanize the secret agent by giving him a discernible past, a home turf, a family heritage and ambivalent feelings about his job and life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Renshaw
Salt Lake City Weekly
October 5, 2015
Skyfall acts as though every new James Bond adventure needs to earn our belief that he still matters, and that a secret agent with a soul can be just as compelling as an exploding pen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Serba
October 5, 2015
It seems engineered to please fans old and new, and tells a clever -- but not too clever -- story with wry humor, well-conceived action sequences and depth and meaning for the character.
Rashid Irani
Hindustan Times
October 5, 2015
It's certainly smarter than the last few Bonds that have zipped in and out of the viewer's mind. The impact of this espionage adventure lasts after it has ended.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot
October 4, 2015
Locationwise, there is stunning photography of Shanghai and the wilds of Scotland by veteran Roger Deakins.
David Blaustein
ABC News Radio
October 4, 2015
This is the true reboot of the franchise, the film in which, three movies into his tenure, Daniel Craig becomes the best James Bond there ever was.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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