All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Think on your sins.
When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.
Skyfall opens with a dapper James Bond stealthily coming out of the darkness into the light. As soon as you are able to see his face, the modern yet familiar Bond theme hits a loud high point and your heart skips a beat. A little while later, he makes a daring leap into the exposed backside of a train and in one of the sexiest moments of the year, straightens his sleeve like it's no big deal. Skyfall sets your expectations sky high and miraculously maintains the excitement and tension established so early on.
Where Skyfall fits into the overall history of Bond films isn't something I can form an opinion on due to the fact that I've only seen…
As a Brit it probably isn’t wise to admit that I don’t really care much for the Bond films. They are perfectly adequate action-adventure movies but the vast majority are utterly indistinguishable from one another. Daniel Craig’s tenure as the iconic spy is no different and that includes Casino Royale which is widely considered one of the best Bond films to date. Because of this I was sceptical of the near-unanimous praise that Skyfall has been receiving but for once the acclaim is more than deserved as not only is this a great Bond movie but a great film period.
On paper at least Skyfall looked promising with a pedigree rarely seen in such blockbuster fare. Sam Mendes hardly seemed…
Breaking the continuity that carried over from Casino Royale to Quantum of Solace, Skyfall is a standalone feature which takes the series to an all-time high by becoming the most successful chapter of the long-running franchise and with its strong word-of-mouth reception also turns out to be the fitting instalment to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Bond series.
The story of Skyfall presents the 007 agent at his most vulnerable after he's accidentally shot down by his own colleague while on a mission. Retiring to a peaceful life once he's presumed dead, Bond ultimately returns to duty after an assassination attempt is made on M after which further investigations lead him to a former MI6 agent who seeks revenge…
Sometimes the old ways are the best.
My love affair with James Bond has been a long one. One of the first novels I read in English was Casino Royale. I was about eleven years old I think and just finding my footing in the English language. The accessibility of that novel, combined with the thrilling story appealed to me very much and warranted many a trip to my local library to seek out more novels about this roguish, charismatic and brutal cold hearted killer. I have read all Bond novels and love them for their escapist qualities.
The transition to the movies has been a bumpy ride for me as I felt they never managed to capture Fleming's Bond…
Sam Mendes proves his Bond making credentials, and confirms his excellent film making credentials.
Skyfall certainly is an excellent film. The best Bond film in 48 years. This is a proper spy film, and James Bond, as a character is a proper spy.
As a Bond fan this film pleased me in every way. You have to hand it to the film makers, it takes massive balls to put a 4 minute title sequence 10 minutes into a massive film release these days, and this film has massive balls. And you know what?, it's an excellent title sequence. Even Adele's theme sounds massive. There are so many slightly contrived Bond fan pleasing moments, but those same slightly contrived Bond fan…
And with that, Skyfall is here, and James Bond is back.
But how did it fare? Well... Skyfall was so fucking satisfying, I couldn't even speak for about a good 15 minutes after it ended. I tried to squeeze in words through my wide smile but all that could come out were murmurs of restrained joy.
What's great about Skyfall is that it commits to the promise brought in by Casino Royale, and manages to add some new twists to the formula installed in that film. Skyfall manages to combine the more cinematic Bond with the book Bond, and it blends beautifully. I can't see any sort of 007 fan not falling in love with this film, whether you're a…
The momentum of the movie dies towards the end. The final face-off was just a complete misfire for me. I never had a point where I was blown away. The most striking scene was the beginning, but the good part ends right after Adele stops singing.
A solid Bond film with great performances by Bardem and Dench.
Daniel Craig gives his best performance as Bond here, showing a Bond in flux alongside scene stealing performances from Judi Dench and Javier Bardem (clearly enjoying the perks of playing evil). The film offers some of the best cinematography in the history of the action genre.
I Wish Berenice Marlohe had more time to develop her character...the rest is a typical Bond affair...
After 'Quantum of Solace' ended up being a rather lackluster follow-up to 'Casino Royale', the James Bond franchise returned with a bang with 'Skyfall'. Released in 2012, the year in which the franchise celebrated its 50th anniversary, it's safe to say that this film is a much more fitting tribute to the franchise than 'Die Another Day' was for the franchise's 40th anniversary. It was notably the first film in the series to be directed by an Academy Award-winning director; in this case, Sam Mendes ('American Beauty', 'Road to Perdition' (the latter of which just so happened to star Bond himself, Daniel Craig)). Under Mendes' excellent direction, 'Skyfall' is an artistically-beautiful but also highly thrilling installment of this long-running franchise.…
Not only a self-tribute, but also a franchise highlight. Its script isn't half as genius as Casino Royale , which manages to merge phenomenal action with a gritty character study, but it compensates with Deakins' awe-inspiring photography. There are so many examples of fantastic cinematography on display: the Shanghai and Macau scenes, the underwater shots, and the overall fluidity Deakins manages to achieve. This is made all the more impressive when compared to the ten-cuts-a-minute shaky cam affair known as Quantum of Solace .
I'd be happy to say that this was my favourite of all the Bond movies.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is when the new James Bond accepts everything the old James Bond movies have. We have Moneypenny, Q, a male M (Judi Dench as M will be missed) One of the best Bond films if not the best.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Really really good but I think it hurt that I stopped watching it the other day and restarted after the capture. This was a Bond film. This truly felt like one even though Quantum did too. Sam Mendes did amazing work here.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…