Spectre

Spectre

Spectre

Daniel Craig and Skyfall director Sam Mendes return to Bond for this instalment, the 24th 007 film, that looks to uncover the sinister SPECTRE organisation. Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) plays Bond's nemesis Oberhauser. Co-stars Monica Bellucci (The Matrix: Reloaded), Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ralph Fiennes as M, and Ben Whishaw as Q.

Returning to London after an off-the-books escapade in Mexico, Bond finds the UK's intelligence services in a shakeup. As a new bureaucrat (Sherlock's Andrew Scott) makes a power grab based on a global surveillance network, 007 gets back to his personal mission to find out more about the mysterious SPECTRE. Teaming up with the daughter of one of his previous victims, Bond's journey will take him to far-flung locations and back into his past once again, as the events of the previous Daniel Craig films take on a new dimension.

Best Original Song ('Writing's on the Wall') at the 2016 Academy Awards and Golden Globes
2015Rating: M, Violence148 minsUSA, UK
ActionThrillerBlockbuster
91%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A wealth of iconography - both incidental and integral - from the series' founding chapters is revived here, making [it] a particular treat for 007 nerds, and a businesslike blast for everyone else.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A rock-solid Bond flick that would have been hailed an immediate winner if it weren't for the fact that it has to shudder and shake in the darkness of the enormous shadow cast by its predecessor.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An unbalanced but never less than entertaining film...

3.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

This fourth outing for Daniel Craig as James Bond is achingly cool, as sleek and powerful as the silver Aston Martin DB10 that races through the movie.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A terrifically exciting, spectacular, almost operatically delirious 007 adventure.

5.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

In many ways Spectre is the purest Bond experience of the Craig era.

3.0
0
Independent

Independent

press

As an action movie, Spectre is every bit the equal of its predecessor, Skyfall. For at least half its running time, this is as good as Bond gets -- a rip-roaring and very stylishly made thriller with tremendous production values.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In pure action adventure terms, Spectre delivers the goods, with plenty of revved-up supercar porn and several kinetic high-speed chase sequences on road, river and snowy mountain slope.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Even if this is less satisfying overall than Skyfall, there are sequences that rank with Bond's best.

4.0
0

James Bond movies are always good!!

4.0
0

Bond falls from form

Alliteration aside going into this movie I was very excited, the trailer looked great and after possibly the best James Bond film in Skyfall I had high expectations. The first thing I noticed was the Daniel Craig seemed to be phoning it in. The second thing I noticed was that Waltz's character was under used and when ever he was on screen he stole the...

2.0
0

Buy a Copy

Hubby & I saw this on the plane heading back from Rarotonga and Loved it, All Action. So we brought ourselves a Blu Ray Copy!! So much better than the last Bond

4.0
0

What happened???

I went in expecting the "old school Bond" that other reviewers had promised. What I got was rather disappointing. And pretty boring for a Bond film. You expect gadgets and girls and action and this was not so much. I didn't feel invested in any of the characters and Bond never really felt in any danger. It was just another forgettable action movie, which is...

3.0
0

Surprisingly good!

After all the bad reviews I expected to be disappointed but instead I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than the last Bond which had come too far into our modern world. This Bond harked back to the good old days when killing for mother England was all a bit of a lark. Sam Mendes paid homage in many ways and I found the storyline simple and entertaining....

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A wealth of iconography - both incidental and integral - from the series' founding chapters is revived here, making [it] a particular treat for 007 nerds, and a businesslike blast for everyone else.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A rock-solid Bond flick that would have been hailed an immediate winner if it weren't for the fact that it has to shudder and shake in the darkness of the enormous shadow cast by its predecessor.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

An unbalanced but never less than entertaining film...

3.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

This fourth outing for Daniel Craig as James Bond is achingly cool, as sleek and powerful as the silver Aston Martin DB10 that races through the movie.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A terrifically exciting, spectacular, almost operatically delirious 007 adventure.

5.0
0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

In many ways Spectre is the purest Bond experience of the Craig era.

3.0
0
Independent

Independent

press

As an action movie, Spectre is every bit the equal of its predecessor, Skyfall. For at least half its running time, this is as good as Bond gets -- a rip-roaring and very stylishly made thriller with tremendous production values.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In pure action adventure terms, Spectre delivers the goods, with plenty of revved-up supercar porn and several kinetic high-speed chase sequences on road, river and snowy mountain slope.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Even if this is less satisfying overall than Skyfall, there are sequences that rank with Bond's best.

4.0
0

James Bond movies are always good!!

4.0
0

Bond falls from form

Alliteration aside going into this movie I was very excited, the trailer looked great and after possibly the best James Bond film in Skyfall I had high expectations. The first thing I noticed was the Daniel Craig seemed to be phoning it in. The second thing I noticed was that Waltz's character was under used and when ever he was on screen he stole the...

2.0
0

Buy a Copy

Hubby & I saw this on the plane heading back from Rarotonga and Loved it, All Action. So we brought ourselves a Blu Ray Copy!! So much better than the last Bond

4.0
0

What happened???

I went in expecting the "old school Bond" that other reviewers had promised. What I got was rather disappointing. And pretty boring for a Bond film. You expect gadgets and girls and action and this was not so much. I didn't feel invested in any of the characters and Bond never really felt in any danger. It was just another forgettable action movie, which...

3.0
0

Surprisingly good!

After all the bad reviews I expected to be disappointed but instead I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than the last Bond which had come too far into our modern world. This Bond harked back to the good old days when killing for mother England was all a bit of a lark. Sam Mendes paid homage in many ways and I found the storyline simple and...

4.0
0