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%
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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

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

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

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

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

This film should never be produced. I can't believe its director has won Oscars for American Beauty. :(

1.0
0

It's back to the old school for Mr. Bond, much to my delight. A brilliant opening scene in Mexico with an epic helicopter battle to kick things off followed by brilliant Bond one liners, sweet action, and two classically beautiful Bond girls. A few lulls restrain me from locking in the maximum for this one but it wasn't far off. To be fair, after Skyfall,...

4.0
0

The first 20 mins in a Mexican festival were stunning but it went downhill FAST after that and DRAGGED on for a torturous 2 hours ! I love Daniel Craig but even he couldnt save this boring muddled plot, with a romantic interest / female partner whose acting was flat as a pancake and had ZERO chemistry with Bond. Such a disppointment. My advise... Dont Do...

2.0
0

It's far from perfect, but Spectre is a thrilling, action-packed spectacle, and one of the best blockbuster movies of this year. Fantastically shot and directed by Sam Mendes and DP Hoyte Van Hoytema (Interstellar, Her). Daniel Craig is great as James Bond. French actress Lea Seydoux is very beautiful and talented. Dave Bautista eye-gouges people and breaks...

4.0
0

Spectre is a very good 007 film that further proves that Daniel Craig was born to play the role. I personally loved Casino Royale and Skyfall, so I was excited once again to see where they would take the character next. While it doesn't quite live up to those two fantastic films, Spectre is still a good movie and definitely worth a watch.

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

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

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

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

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

This film should never be produced. I can't believe its director has won Oscars for American Beauty. :(

1.0
0

It's back to the old school for Mr. Bond, much to my delight. A brilliant opening scene in Mexico with an epic helicopter battle to kick things off followed by brilliant Bond one liners, sweet action, and two classically beautiful Bond girls. A few lulls restrain me from locking in the maximum for this one but it wasn't far off. To be fair, after Skyfall,...

4.0
0

The first 20 mins in a Mexican festival were stunning but it went downhill FAST after that and DRAGGED on for a torturous 2 hours ! I love Daniel Craig but even he couldnt save this boring muddled plot, with a romantic interest / female partner whose acting was flat as a pancake and had ZERO chemistry with Bond. Such a disppointment. My advise... Dont...

2.0
0

It's far from perfect, but Spectre is a thrilling, action-packed spectacle, and one of the best blockbuster movies of this year. Fantastically shot and directed by Sam Mendes and DP Hoyte Van Hoytema (Interstellar, Her). Daniel Craig is great as James Bond. French actress Lea Seydoux is very beautiful and talented. Dave Bautista eye-gouges people and...

4.0
0

Spectre is a very good 007 film that further proves that Daniel Craig was born to play the role. I personally loved Casino Royale and Skyfall, so I was excited once again to see where they would take the character next. While it doesn't quite live up to those two fantastic films, Spectre is still a good movie and definitely worth a watch.

4.0
0