Rent James Bond: Casino Royale (2006)

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2h 18min
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Synopsis:
Casino Royale introduces James Bond before he holds his license to kill. But Bond is no less dangerous, and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, he is elevated to "00" status. "M" (Judi Dench), head of the British Secret Service, sends the newly promoted 007 on his first mission that takes him to Madagascar, the Bahamas and eventually leads him to Montenegro to face Le Chiffre, a ruthless financier under threat from his terrorist clientele, who is attempting to restore his funds in a high stakes poker game at the Casino Royale. "M" places Bond under the watchful eye of the Treasury official Vesper Lynd.
At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together. Le Chiffre's cunning and cruelty come to bear on them both in a way Bond could never imagine, and he learns his most important lesson: Trust no one.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
Others:
Mark Taylor, Stuart Baird, Paul Haggis, Chris Munro, Chris Corbould, David Arnold, Phil Meheux, Peter Lamont, Mike Prestwood-Smith, Lee Sandales, Eddy Joseph, Steve Begg, John Paul Docherty, Ditch Doy, Simon Wakefield, Martin Cantwell
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2007 BAFTA Best Sound

BBFC:
Release Date:
19/03/2007
Run Time:
138 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, Hindi
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour and B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/10/2012
Run Time:
144 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour and B & W
Bonus:
  • Becoming Bond
  • James Bond: For Real
  • Bond Girls Are Forever (2006)
  • Chris Cornell Music Video

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Reviews (7) of James Bond: Casino Royale

Better than average Bond, but too deliberately twisty. - James Bond: Casino Royale review by ZS

Spoiler Alert
27/11/2008

Daniel Craig doesn't meet the typical expectation of a Bond character. Instead of a slick, smooth operator, we have a slightly rougher character, with a kind of sadism more true to the novels than that shown in earlier films.

The film includes many standard Bond-film features, but cleverly uses these as a starting point to develop the Bond theme somewhat from previous films.

As to be expected, some first-rate action sequences and wit. Overall, definitely a welcome addition to the franchise.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Bond Year Zero - James Bond: Casino Royale review by Chris Callard

Spoiler Alert
18/03/2007

With the introduction of Daniel Craig as a new Bond, this doesn't just add more to the familiar formula – it creates a whole new mould. When did Connery, Moore, Dalton et al ever get believable plot, actual scars from fighting, or, dare it be said, emotional depth? Craig as Bond spends the film ridiculing the past conventions that we have known and loved, the Martinis, the dapper dressing, the sheer invincibility. Why couldn't every Bond in the franchise have been like this?

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Superb addition to the Bond stable - James Bond: Casino Royale review by Rubber Ducky

Spoiler Alert
26/03/2007

OK I admit I was one of those who thought Daniel Craig wouldn't be a convincing Bond. I now have to eat my words as he is utterly superb and without doubt the best Bond, in my opinion. He gives the role credulity as he is totally believable in every way, from the opening sequence where he is not prepared to lose his man, through the love scenes, to the outsmarting of the opposition. Plus, for the ladies, THOSE swimming shorts! A great story with stunning action sequences and some good special effects. There is humour too, and it has less of the 'groan factor'. Judi Dench continues to be brilliant as the doyenne of secret service bosses, 'M'. A must see and, hopefully, the new mould for future Bonds.

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