• DekeDaSilva

    ★★★½ Watched by DekeDaSilva 01 Sep, 2014

    Likable but chaotic...

    Casino Royale was very much a Bond film, but a modern post-Bourne take on the genre. Daniel Craig sells Bond quite well, but his serious take on the genre misses some of the charm of the Connery era; not so much the man, but the movie.

    A large amount of the movie is set around a poker game, trying to capitalize on the immense popularity of the game at that time. It is a suspenseful, but the…

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  • Mandalorian

    ★★★★½ Added by Mandalorian

    I imagine something along these lines happened in a nice boardroom in one of the office buildings on the Sony Pictures studio lot: It's June 2002, and audiences across the nation are being swept off their feet by a deadly government assassin with a serious case of the forgetfuls. There's a deadly agent that people are falling in love with, who has "J.B." as his initials, and it ain't James Bond. I imagine that didn't sit well with those suits…

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  • jgarranz

    ★★★★ Rewatched by jgarranz 29 Aug, 2014

    Filmed with passion and a lot of film grain, this Mr. Bond "origins" movie is a great example that nowadays you can make a new good movie of a franchise. Anyway, good photography, tension and fight scenes, not only fist fighting, this includes another fight type: poker.

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  • Chris Campbell

    Watched by Chris Campbell 03 Dec, 2006

    I’m a lapsed James Bond fan who stopped watching the films after Timothy Dalton left, so I wasn’t really that interested in the latest 007 until I started reading some of the reviews and then I decided to see it after talking with a few people who saw it and loved it. Right from the opening sequence I loved it and the way it was faithful to Ian Fleming’s Bond while following and undermining the conventions of the films. It…

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  • willmoviefan97

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by willmoviefan97 31 Aug, 2014

    My goodness I truly forgot how freaking fantastic this movie is. After two below average films in The World is Not Enough, and Die Another Day, this is exactly the kind of reboot this (at the time) running out of steam franchinse needed.

    As many people have already pointed out, this is not only a reboot, but also very much an origin story of the Bond character and it works brilliantly as that. Daniel Craig makes for a fantastic Bond,…

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  • KMOKLER

    ★★★★★ Added by KMOKLER

    Not a flaw insight the best bond girl so far sexy Eva Green who just bangs everything in her way.

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  • The Movie King

    ★★★★ Watched by The Movie King 29 Aug, 2014 2

    While I admit I usually go for films like the franchise of 007, James Bond has never been one of my favorite franchises to sit through. I've seen all the Sean Connery films and they were great but could care less on other additions like the ones with Roger Moore, particularly the goofiness that supposedly dumbed down the original characterization of the character. This skepticism went on down to the Bond films made today, starring Daniel Craig. It took me…

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  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★★½ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 19 Mar, 2008

    Casino Royale from 2006 was the first James Bond movie I ever saw. For obvious reasons, I was then unable to compare it to other entries of the franchise, but on its own this film stands as an excellently crafted and acted action-thriller with magnificent and exciting set pieces. A spectacular film in nearly every way, it also benefits from Daniel Craig's mesmerizing performance as Bond and from really smart writing.

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  • MadManWithaBox

    ★★★★½ Added by MadManWithaBox

    What is there to say about this one? Daniel Craig is a great James Bond, Eva Green is.. Eva Green, and the rest of the cast are spot on for my money. Action, amazing cinematography, well worth seeing.

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  • Darcio Payá

    ★★★★ Watched by Darcio Payá 02 Mar, 2013

    Assisto a nova série do 007 mil vezes se possível.

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  • Brent Paton

    ★★★½ Added by Brent Paton

    Great reboot of Bond. Well directed. Good story, script, and casting choices. Plenty of action, unexpected turns, and a fine drink recipe.

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  • Louie Schuth

    ★★★½ Watched by Louie Schuth 17 Aug, 2014

    Finally getting around to seeing this (I know). Maybe a bit too much poker, but some great action and storytelling. The twist got me good, and Daniel Craig was sublime.

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