Spectre

Spectre

Spectre

Daniel Craig and Skyfall director Sam Mendes return to Bond for this instalment, the 24th 007 film, that looks to uncover the sinister SPECTRE organisation. Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) plays Bond's nemesis Oberhauser. Co-stars Monica Bellucci (The Matrix: Reloaded), Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ralph Fiennes as M, and Ben Whishaw as Q.

Returning to London after an off-the-books escapade in Mexico, Bond finds the UK's intelligence services in a shakeup. As a new bureaucrat (Sherlock's Andrew Scott) makes a power grab based on a global surveillance network, 007 gets back to his personal mission to find out more about the mysterious SPECTRE. Teaming up with the daughter of one of his previous victims, Bond's journey will take him to far-flung locations and back into his past once again, as the events of the previous Daniel Craig films take on a new dimension.

Best Original Song ('Writing's on the Wall') at the 2016 Academy Awards and Golden Globes
2015Rating: M, Action violence148 minsUSA, UK
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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Within minutes, latest 007 outing Spectre had put a grin on my face, thanks to an energetic, aerially acrobatic opening sequence in Mexico City. Few would expect that facial expression to remain for all 148 minutes of Spectre’s overlong running time, and that turned out to be exactly the case.

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Variety

Variety

A wealth of iconography - both incidental and integral - from the series' founding chapters is revived here, making [it] a particular treat for 007 nerds, and a businesslike blast for everyone else.

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Total Film

Total Film

A rock-solid Bond flick that would have been hailed an immediate winner if it weren't for the fact that it has to shudder and shake in the darkness of the enormous shadow cast by its predecessor.

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Time Out

Time Out

An unbalanced but never less than entertaining film...

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The Times

The Times

This fourth outing for Daniel Craig as James Bond is achingly cool, as sleek and powerful as the silver Aston Martin DB10 that races through the movie.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A terrifically exciting, spectacular, almost operatically delirious 007 adventure.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

In many ways Spectre is the purest Bond experience of the Craig era.

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Independent

Independent

As an action movie, Spectre is every bit the equal of its predecessor, Skyfall. For at least half its running time, this is as good as Bond gets -- a rip-roaring and very stylishly made thriller with tremendous production values.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

In pure action adventure terms, Spectre delivers the goods, with plenty of revved-up supercar porn and several kinetic high-speed chase sequences on road, river and snowy mountain slope.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Even if this is less satisfying overall than Skyfall, there are sequences that rank with Bond's best.

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