Skyfall

Skyfall

Skyfall

As the Bond series turns 50, Daniel Craig returns for his third turn as 007, facing a new adversary played by a sinister, blonde Javier Bardem. Directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty). After a failed mission in Istanbul sees Bond shot and presumed killed, a file containing the identities of all undercover MI6 agents falls into unsafe hands. When the stolen intel leads to casualties and MI6 itself comes under attack, Bond reappears in London not fully recuperated but ready to track down those responsible.

Bond’s mission takes him to Shanghai, Macau and a mysterious abandoned island - as well as boasting a heavy dose of London-based action. It also involves revisiting his past and that of M (Judi Dench), who harbours a personal connection to Javier Bardem’s villain. Q is played by Ben Wishaw, and Eve Moneypenny by Naomie Harris. This is the 23rd Bond movie.

Best Sound Editing at the Academy Awards 2013. Best Original Song ('Skyfall' by Adele and Paul Epworth) at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes 2013. Best British Film and Original Music, BAFTA Awards 2013.
2012Rating: M, contains violence143 minsUK, USA
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Skyfall / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Putting the "intelligence" in MI6, 'Skyfall' reps a smart, savvy and incredibly satisfying addition to the 007 oeuvre, one that places Judi Dench's M at the centre of the action.

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Total Film

Total Film

The Daniel Craig era comes of age with a ballsy Bond that takes brave chances and bold risks. Guess what? Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Whether Mr. Mendes is deploying an explosion or a delectable detail, he retains a crucially human scale and intimacy, largely by foregrounding the performers.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

From the opening in Istanbul to the final siege shootout in the Scottish Highlands, this film is a supremely enjoyable and even sentimental spectacle, giving us an attractively human (though never humane) Bond.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Triumphantly reinvents 007 in one of the best Bonds ever. This is a full-blooded, joyous, intelligent celebration of a beloved cultural icon, with Daniel Craig taking full possession of a role he previously played unconvincingly.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Though a notch below 'Royale', 'Skyfall' follows that reboot's lead, making a now 50-year-old icon as cool as when he began.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A thrilling new chapter in a franchise that by all rights should have been gasping for air - which really makes [Mendes] the hero of this saga.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Feels more seriously connected to real-world concerns than any previous entry, despite the usual outlandish action scenes...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

'Skyfall' is pretty much all you could want from a 21st Century Bond: cool but not camp, respectful of tradition but up to the moment, serious in its thrills and relatively complex in its characters but with the sense of fun that hasn't always been evident lately.

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