Spectre Reviews

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February 13, 2020
If SKYFALL was the film to make old-school Bond retro and acceptable rather than passe and anachronistic, then SPECTRE embraces it wholeheartedly. As entertaining as SKYFALL was (and SPECTRE is at times), it seems you reap what you sow.
February 13, 2020
Craig has one last chance to beat the odds with the 25th adventure. The phrase, "James Bond Will Return" is at the end of the credits. Let's hope it's a promise and not a threat.
January 16, 2020
The Mendes Bonds are beautiful, thrilling, funny, and sad. But Spectre takes on too much for ultimately too little return.
January 10, 2020
Spectre, however, falls well short of that high-mark, and as great as some of its moments are, it might actually be the weakest of the Daniel Craig Bond movies.
July 9, 2019
Spectre's entire problem harkens back to that long-grieved desire about both having and eating cake. A film can be gritty and brutal or campy and silly. If a movie is all of those things, it leaves you shaken and not stirred.
April 16, 2019
Venturing into overwrought psychological waters, the film stretches out a thin story to breaking point.
March 30, 2019
Although often absorbing and on par with the quality of spectacle we've come to expect from our tuxedoed hero, SPECTRE proves its predecessor a tough act to follow and finds itself caught in its own tentacles.
January 2, 2019
Perhaps it's my own fatigue with the Bond franchise and the knowledge of exactly where it will go and how things will turn out that makes the old-fashioned and nicely campy Spectre not as gripping a ride as I would have wanted it to be.
November 10, 2018
Betrays the series' increasingly transparent three-yearly exercise in blandly aspirational, deluxe brand management par excellence.
August 29, 2018
This one falls short. Chalk it up to the banality of evil.
August 22, 2018
There's not enough action and the story is much too simple. With little substantive dialogue you will find your mind wandering and thinking about details like wardrobe.
May 1, 2018
he film clumsily ties the 3 previous films' gritty escapades in this current adventure that has Bond succumbing to genre-specific tropes whose culmination can be smelled from a mile away.
March 16, 2018
At times, Spectre becomes so comically convoluted, you half expect sharks with lasers on their heads to come swimming out of the underground river.
December 4, 2017
Some have said that the official theme song by Sam Smith is a grower. Well, I found Spectre highly disappointing and mediocre, but who knows, maybe it too is a grower.
October 26, 2017
In their ambitious efforts to tie all four of Craig's Bond films together, screenplay writers John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade seem to have tied themselves up in over-elaborate knots.
October 16, 2017
The action is atrocious, and after the brass-balled sequences of Rogue Nation, Spectre feels especially flat.
October 10, 2017
On its own merits, Spectre is a distinct step back from Skyfall. Too much of it feels repetitive.
August 16, 2017
Spectre revels in its gadgetry and action and steadfastly defends its right to be old-school, even to the point of ridiculousness.
June 1, 2017
For all the great work of everyone involved, they can only do so much to lift up some painfully average base material.
April 1, 2017
Each 007 actor's fourth entry has been a bloated, sometimes wrongheaded collection of 'greatest hits' Bond moments, and it is with great regret we must report the phenomenon is alive and unwell in Spectre.
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