Casino Royale
Casino Royale (1967)

This James Bond spoof features the hero coming out of retirement to attempt to fix some problems for SMERSH, while a multitude of other subplots unwind about the central figure. David Niven stars, while a host of well-known actors populate… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: April 27, 1967
DVD Release Date: October 15, 2002
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A goofy, dated parody of spy movie clichés, Casino Royale squanders its all-star cast on a meandering, mostly laugh-free script.

TIME Magazine

Poor 007 is now lost in a hall of distorting mirrors.

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James Berardinelli

The few good aspects of this farce are vastly outweighed by the bad.

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W. Ward Marsh
Cleveland Plain Dealer

The melodrama has been staged on a lavish scale and everybody quite literally acts out the window.

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Variety Staff

Peter Sellers has some amusing gags as the gambler, the chance of dressing up in various guises and a neat near-seduction scene with Ursula Andress.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Even less amusing than the more 'serious' Bond films.

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Andrew Collins
Radio Times

A surfeit of screenwriters (eight, including Billy Wilder) and directors (five, including John Huston) lends the whole a chaotic, disjointed air, but there is much fun to be had along the way.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Out of five directors -- only McGrath manages to connect with this brontosaurian James Bond parody.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It's the sort of reckless, disconnected nonsense that could be telescoped or stopped at any point.

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Nick Rogers

Proponents of this dreadfully indulgent cabaret, which thumbs its nose at coherence, have called its nigh-impenetrable plot the sincerest form of satire. That's like citing the indecipherable nature of Zapf Dingbats as a foremost send-up of language.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
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20/07/2012 (ONLINE)
Aj V
This movie is half good, but half bad too. There's an all-star cast, and the story is a spoof of spy movies at the time, so it has both of those things… More
Jacob Ethington
Okay, I've only rated one film on this website at 0.5 stars, and that was "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." In my opinion, it's the… More
jay nixon
Terribly uneven but there are things to enjoy. Most of the star cameos are fine if not outstanding. The clothes are wonderful. The women, especially Ursula… More
Tim Salmons
Bizarre madcap comedy that isn't really that funny, but has a great taste. In the vein of later comedy masterpieces like Blazing Saddles, but with none of… More
Chris Garman
If you've ever wanted to see a train wreck of a movie then this is the one for you. Casino Royale was the lan Fleming novel that got away from Eon and with… More