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Since when is James Bond so boring? Since now.

So why isn’t Casino Royale the greatest Bond film ever? After all, we have a new Bond in Daniel Craig, and other critics have been giving him rave reviews. Furthermore, the film starts off with a very vintage Bond look as shots are devoid of color and camera angles are taken from extreme angles. Unfortunately,…

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‘Casino Royale’ is good but too serious

When Daniel Craig was announced as the new James Bond last year, the 007 faithful over in Britain got their knickers into quite a twist. They bellyached that the actor was too much of a thug, his hair and eye color weren’t right for Bond, and that he didn’t even know how to drive a…

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James Bond films have always been well-reviewed

I can find one nice thing to say about Casino Royale–maybe two. Daniel Craig is not bad. He’s fine, actually. He’s not playing James Bond– I guess I can’t escape the performances. Eva Green is awful, Mads Mikkelsen is amusingly awful, and Jeffrey Wright is unspeakably bad. It’s a new level of terrible from Wright,…

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Aside from how brutishly, gremlin-ugly Daniel Craig is

Michelle and I watched Casino Royale last night. Aside from how brutishly, gremlin-ugly Daniel Craig is, the thing that was the biggest barrier to enjoying it were the long, ultra-choreographed fight scenes Special thanks to “007” Click Here To Discuss This In Our Forum   www.russellwardlow.net reviewed by: Russell Wardlow May 10, 2007 Michelle and…

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You Don’t Mess With Icons

The question is how much can you tinker before destroying? Some people like the changes to James, and I’m not going to begrudge them that. But personally when I go to a Bond movie I go for fantasy, I don’t go for gritty realism. When I want that in a spy movie, there are plenty…

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Bond’s no Bourne … problem is, Bond’s not Bond either

The latest Bond outing, Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig in the leading role, is over-hyped rubbish. Sorry. I know it has plentiful fans and appears to have garnered critical support too, but I was thoroughly unimpressed, and even a little depressed, by the whole experience. Special thanks to “007” Click Here To Discuss This In…

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Shaken, but not stirred

Casino Royale (2006) is an exceedingly juvenile film – an unconvincing mish-mash of staples from the thriller genre (I mean, please, an oil tanker fight, a high speed car chase AND a poker game!) with a plot that has the consistency of Swiss cheese, duly seasoned with liberal dollops of mush. For most of the…

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Casino Royale review by Tiff

This movie did not live up to what I expected based on the critical and public reviews I had read. I think the producers attempted to take it from one genre (fantasy, tongue in cheek, action/spy movie) to another, (gritty, serious, action/spy movie) and left it somewhere in limbo   alternative007.co.uk This movie did not…

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007 e morto

Here is a brilliantly poignant review from an Italian movie magazine called “Film”. The author of this review is a “huge Bond fan” and in his opinion “‘Casino Royale’ is the worst Bond ever… if this crap IS a Bond film.” 007   Italian movie magazine “Film” By Aldo E. Castellani Casino Royale 007 è…