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: 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.

Bob Mondello

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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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

GOLDFINGER? SHMOLDFINGER! CASINO ROYALE is the best James Bond movie to date. Not only that, but it is also one of the best action movies ever made. And now, has become one of my favorite films. This is a classic.

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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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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

A streamlined back to basics approach for Bond that hits all the right marks in rejuvenating the franchise for a new generation.

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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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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Daniel Craig is a fair-haired, bare-knuckle antidote to Pierce Brosnan. On the action-adventure level, it hits the bulls-eye.

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Allan Hunter
Screen International

A muscular, wildly successful attempt to strip the lucrative James Bond franchise back to basics.

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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.
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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
Daniel Lermenator
Casino Royale proves to be the best James Bond movie ever made by boasting strong performances, intense action, and a stellar story.
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
Josh Lewis
I'm going to start this with as bold of a statement as possible: this is the best Bond film to date. If you were someone who was tired of the rinse &… More