Casino Royale
Casino Royale (2006)

James Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar, where he is to spy on a terrorist Mollaka. Not everything goes as planned and Bond decides to investigate, independently of the MI6 agency, in order to track down the rest of the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 17, 2006
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Casino Royale disposes of the silliness and gadgetry that plagued recent James Bond outings, and Daniel Craig delivers what fans and critics have been waiting for: a caustic, haunted, intense reinvention of 007.

Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Unlike recent Bonds, whose kills had no more weight than the one-liners that generally accompanied them, Craig's tend to be intimate, bloody, and devoid of glamour.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

I hope Craig finds more moments like that in Bond. And I hope he gets to wear that tuxedo again and again and again.

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Daniel Saney
Digital Spy

Casino Royale is exactly what the franchise needs to keep in the game against the Bournes and Missions: Impossible of the world.

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Bob Mondello
NPR

Bond as a human being? Who'd'a'thunk?

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

I consider Daniel Craig to be the most effective and appealing of the six actors who have played 007, and that includes even Sean Connery.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

This is a much more serious Bond than we've seen in many years. Daniel Craig inhabits the dark side of the secret agent really well, he is absolutely the best Bond since Connery.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Casino Royale has the answers to all my complaints about the 45-year-old James Bond series, and some I hadn't even thought of.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Craig is also the best Bond in the franchise's history.

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Andrew Collins
Radio Times

Craig's humanised, more flawed interpretation of the role balances Campbell's physical direction and co-writer Paul Haggis's sparing wit, while Eva Green provides an alluring love interest.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Daniel Craig revitalizes the Bond franchise the same way Bale saved Batman. This was a throwback to the good ol days of Connery Bond.
Eugene Bernabe
Possibly one of the most, if not the most critically acclaimed Bond installment. Martin Campbell directs a sleek, suspenseful and provocative revamping of the… More
Bob Stinson
Almost all the the good stuff i heard about Casino is true. It is indeed one of the best Bonds ever and I'm really looking forward to the next… More
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Josh Lewis
With Daniel Craig reinventing the role like never before, Casino Royale reboots the Bond franchise with gusto and intelligence not seen before in the long… More
Daniel Lermenator
Casino Royale proves to be the best James Bond movie ever made by boasting strong performances, intense action, and a stellar story.