Skyfall Reviews

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May 10, 2016
Britain is quite diverse right now, feel free to reflect that anytime, Mr. Bond.
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
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.
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.
October 4, 2015
Skyfall easily moves into the top 5 of Bond movies ever, maybe even the top 3 with From Russia With Love and Casino Royale.
October 4, 2015
This latest installment, which firmly cements Daniel Craig as one of the best Bonds ever, feels more serious, less gimmicky, more geared towards mature adults.
August 21, 2015
Craig has relaxed into Bond without losing any steeliness.
August 21, 2015
As an attempt to fill in Bond as a character, rather than just make the same film over, Mendes has succeeded, I think.
August 21, 2015
In Sam Mendes's first Bond movie, dazzlingly photographed by Roger Deakins, the sequences shot in wintry London and Scotland stand out.
February 12, 2013
Bond traditions haven't just been updated -- they've been intelligently modified and rethought, giving us the franchise's inherent pleasures in a new package.
January 4, 2013
It's been a long time since I enjoyed a Bond movie so much.
November 22, 2012
Skyfall is not, of course, ''darker'' or more serious than previous Bond films, but it's more knowing about its own conventions.
November 22, 2012
Breathes fresh life into the genre.
November 13, 2012
'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.
November 9, 2012
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.
November 9, 2012
Among the most ambitious imaginings of Bond to date: dark, supple, and punctuated with moments of unanticipated visual brilliance.
November 9, 2012
Mendes' approach to action is classical and elegant - no manic editing and blurry unintelligible images here - but what makes the movie special is the attention he pays his actors.
November 8, 2012
Its canny blend of ingredients is sure to entertain any audience but I think Bond enthusiasts will relish it most, as it draws on our familiarity with the series' many touchstones.
November 8, 2012
"Skyfall" is a different kind of Bond movie, one that works just fine on its own terms, but a steady diet of this might kill the franchise. One "Skyfall" is enough.
November 8, 2012
Great heroes are often enhanced by the villains they face, and such is the situation here. To really work, Bond needs great bad guys. Silva is bad at its best.
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