Spectre (2015)

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 6, 2015
DVD Release Date: February 9, 2016
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Spectre nudges Daniel Craig's rebooted Bond closer to the glorious, action-driven spectacle of earlier entries, although it's admittedly reliant on established 007 formula.

Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

Spectre is sloppier than other recent Bonds, but it also feels like it's exhausted the idea that fueled the franchise's relaunch -- darker and more realistic can only last so long when it's paired with a rotating cast of Bond girls and supervillains.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

There are signs of Bond bloat within many of the action sequences - it must be hard to trim such extravagant footage - but they are at least partly overcome by an increase in levity.

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Anwen Crawford
The Monthly (Australia)

Spectre is an elaborate justification for the relevance of the gun-toting, martini-drinking spy in a post-Snowden world.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

I regard it as a ravishing exercise in near-despair, with Bond beset by the suspicion that, were he to desist, both his character and his cause would be unmasked as a void. Killing is his living, and his proof of life.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

If one of the most successful and long-running franchises in movie history wants to keep pumping, it's once again time to change the formula.

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Brooke Corso
The Monitor (McAllen, TX)

Spectre revels in its gadgetry and action and steadfastly defends its right to be old-school, even to the point of ridiculousness.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Dazzles early and fizzles late...Bond is not Batman; he does not need an origin story.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

For the most part, it's efficient-enough Bond fare - overlong car chases, beautiful women in eternal danger, crazy stunts, suave cool under fire. Nice fitting suits.

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Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

Give us traditional wink-wink Bond or give us the new seriousness. This hybrid version feels neither shaken nor stirred.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
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Chris Garman
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Sanjay Rema
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Christian C
Stylish in every way -- but a little too much of everything.
Michael S
One of the most frustrating of all Bond films. In spite of it's highly impressive technical merits, "Spectre" is a majorly disappointing followup… More