Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale (2006)

James Bond movie #21 with James Bond #6: Daniel Craig. Said to be the most literal adaptation of an Ian Flemmings novel ('Casino Royale' being the first of the Bond books) since Sean Connery, the film is also hoped to revitalise the franchise.

James Bond is a new recruit at the MI6 team. He's reckless and careless and on a mission. After just earning his 00 status with his first 2 kills, he is sent to the Bahamas where he is to verse Le Chiffre in a game of Texas Hold 'Em Poker. Although Bond must ensure that Le Chiffre's death comes at the hands of his own people.

2006Rating: M144 minsUSA, UK, Czech Republic

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Casino Royale (2006) / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

The latest James Bond vehicle -- call him Bond, Bond 6.0 -- finds the British spy leaner, meaner and a whole lot darker...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Craig gives us James Bond in the fascinating act of inventing himself. This you do not want to miss...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Craig makes Bond dangerous again in an 007 film that comes equipped with things you wouldn't normally expect of the franchise this many years on - character development, wit, depth, vulnerability, a sense of peril. Oh, and some very nice togs...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Though the film's final break-the-bank action sequence in Venice is worth waiting for, Casino Royale's 2-hour, 24-minute running time is long enough to exhaust all but the series' biggest fans...

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Relaunches the series by doing something I wouldn't have thought possible: It turns Bond into a human being again -- a gruffly charming yet volatile chap who may be the swank king stud of the Western world, but who still has room for rage, fear, vulnerability, love...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Contrary to pre-release nay-sayers, Daniel Craig has done more with James Bond in one film than some previous stars have in multiple reprises. This is terrific stuff, again positioning 007 as the action franchise to beat...

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BBC

BBC

James Bond gets a hefty whack in the testes in Casino Royale, both literally and figuratively...

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