Casino RoyaleDirector: Martin Campbell
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Actor Daniel Craig assumes the role formerly occupied by such screen greats as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton to set out on the character's very first 007 mission. James Bond has earned his "00" status by masterfully executing a pair of death-defying professional assassinations. Now assigned the task of traveling to Madagascar to spy on notorious terrorist Mollaka (Sebastien Foucan) for his maiden voyage as a 007 agent, Bond boldly goes against MI6 policy to launch an independent investigation that finds him traversing the Bahamas in search of Mollaka's notoriously elusive terror cell. Subsequently led into the company of the mysterious Dimitrios (Simon Abkarian) and his exotic girlfriend, Solange (Caterina Murino), Bond soon realizes that he is closer than ever to locating well-guarded terrorist financier Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), the man who has personally bankrolled some of the most prevalent terrorist organizations on the planet. When Bond learns that Le Chiffre is planning to partake in an upcoming high-stakes poker game to be played at Montenegro's Le Casino Royale and use the winnings to establish his financial grip on the globe, M (Judi Dench) assigns beguiling agent Vesper (Eva Green) the task of watching over the fledgling agent as he plays against Le Chiffre in a covert attempt to destroy the nefarious gambler's well-established monetary stronghold in the underworld once and for all. Bond will need more than his legendary gambling skills in order to win this dangerous game, though, and after allying himself with local MI6 field agent Mathis (Giancarlo Giannini) and CIA operative Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), the endlessly suave super-spy puts on his poker face for a high-stakes game of cards in which the stakes are not measured in dollars, but human lives.
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Cast & Crew
|Daniel Craig||James Bond|
|Eva Green||Vesper Lynd|
|Mads Mikkelsen||Le Chiffre|
|Simon Abkarian||Alex Dimitrios|
|Isaach de Bankolé||Steven Obanno|
|Jesper Christensen||Mr. White|
|Jeffrey Wright||Felix Leiter|
|Madame Wu||Tsai Chin|
|Charlie Levi Leroy||Gallardo|
|Veruschka||Gräfin von Wallenstein|
|Carlos Leal||Tournament Director|
|Christina Cole||Ocean Club Receptionist|
|John Gold||Card Player|
|Jerry Inzerillo||Card Player|
|Diane Hartford||Card Player|
|Paul Bhattacharjee||Hot Room Doctor|
|Crispin Bonham Carter||Hot Room Doctor|
|Simon Cox||Hot Room Technician|
|Rebecca Gethings||Hot Room Technician|
|Peter Notley||M16 Technician|
|John Chancer||Police Commander|
|Pater Brooke||Airport Policeman|
|Jason Durran||Airport Policeman|
|Robert Jezek||Arresting Officer|
|Robert G. Slade||Pilot|
|Félicité De Jeu||French News Reporter|
|Michaela Ochotská||Shop Assistant|
|Michael Offei||Obanno's Leutenant|
|Makhoudia Diaw||Obanno's Liaison|
|Michael G. Wilson||Chief of Police|
|Martina Duravolá||Police Chief's Girlfriend|
|Marcela Martincáková||Police Chief's Girlfriend|
|Vladimir Kulhavy||Croatian General|
|Valentine Nonyela||Nambutu Embassy Official|
|Phil Meheux||Treasury Bureaucrat|
|Alessandra Ambrosio||Tennis Girl|
|Veronika Hladikova||Tennis Girl|
|Regina Gabajová||Hotel Splendide Clerk|
|Olutunji Ebun-Cole||Cola Kid|
|Miroslav Simünek||Disapproving Man|
|Ivan G'Vera||Venice Hotel Concierge|
|Jiri Lenc||Hotel Splendide Limo Driver|
|Jaroslav Jankovsky||Hermitage Waiter|
|Richard Branson||Miami Airport Check-in Desk|
|Sabrina Allaria||Production Manager|
|David Arnold||Score Composer|
|David Baxa||Art Director|
|Martin Cantwell||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Susanna Codognato||Art Director|
|Roberto Contreras||Camera Operator|
|Chris Corbould||Special Effects Supervisor|
|Gino de Rossi||Special Effects|
|Nicolas Dodd||Score Composer|
|Peter Francis||Art Director|
|Rodrigo Gutierrez||Camera Operator|
|James Hambidge||Art Director|
|Lindy Hemming||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Fred Hole||Art Director|
|Clive Jackson||Camera Operator|
|Peter Lamont||Production Designer|
|Michael Lamont||Art Director|
|Steve Lawrence||Art Director|
|Steven Lawrence||Art Director|
|Dominic Masters||Art Director|
|Callum McDougall||Executive Producer|
|Janine Modder||Production Manager|
|Bruce G. Moriarty||Asst. Director|
|Chris Munro||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Andrew Noakes||Associate Producer|
|Roger Pearce||Camera Operator|
|Jaromir Sedina||Camera Operator|
|Robert Steadman||Camera Operator|
|Alan Tomkins||Art Director|
|Jasmina Torbati||Production Manager|
|Anthony Waye||Executive Producer|
|Michael G. Wilson||Producer|
|Carl L. Woebcken||Co-producer|
1. Double 0 Status [6:51]
2. Freedom Banking [2:40]
3. Fancy Footwork [7:11]
4. You Can Run [2:41]
5. Embassy Heat [6:04]
6. Island Retreat [4:35]
7. Risky Wager [5:07]
8. After Hours Questioning [4:44]
9. Miami Showcase [5:26]
10. Unveiling Operation [6:31]
11. Manipulative Maneuver [5:48]
12. Game of Luck [4:19]
13. Relationship Briefing [5:11]
14. Sizing Up the Competition [5:04]
15. Calling the Shots [4:44]
16. Cutting Their Losses [5:36]
17. Raising the Stakes [6:59]
18. Arrogance Happens [3:42]
19. Dirty Martini [4:52]
20. Big Blind [4:48]
21. A Vesper [3:41]
22. Simplest Torture [6:51]
23. Trust Games [6:06]
24. Tell Tales [2:21]
25. New Ventures [3:14]
26. Red Handed [7:33]
27. Sinking Feelings [3:29]
28. Double Blind [7:44]
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Sorry, but Craig is an awful James Bond. Short, ugly, classless. Film is too long for what it has to say and there is no reason for an 'origin' story as Fleming never did one, either.
he dose not act like Bond and he have to be ``real`` spy now no cool thing to help he out becaues it not ``real``
While I'm not a fan of the Bond movies, this one I can make an exception. It really is pretty good. Craig did a good job.
I don't usually make comments about other reviewers, but the previous review is way off base. I am old enough to have seen most of the Bond films in the theatre. Only a few Connery films are better. Daniel Craig isn't stiff he's icy cold, a killer for Queen and country. It is the new beginning of the Bond mytho's. In fact, did anyone else notice that the Bond theme didn't play until the end of the film as he introduces himself as " Bond, James Bond" . The chase scene in the building site is crazy good. The banter between Bond and Vesper Lynn is funny. The next movie starts exactly where this one ends with Mr. White.
Daniel Craig makes Bond a thinking feeling person as well as tough and resourceful. Connery certainly had the timing and talent, but his Bond became a cardboard character and only Connery's considerable looks and talent made those movies tolerable and some enjoyable.
Finally! Someone(Daniel Craig) playing James Bond as he is written in the books. Daniel Craig is the consummate James Bond- 007. And, Judi Dench is the consummate M. To be fair, the other actors didn't have this excellent script & direction. The chemistry between James & Vesper was hot. Re-read the book after seeing the movie. Both are excellent.
This movie has everything a James Bond fan (or any movie-goer wants): action, love, anguish, humor, & sexy, sexy Daniel Craig. Bond has for 55 yrs. been the hero with a dark, cold side. He's an assassin. Not some smarmy, flippant character as he had been portrayed up until now. He takes a lickin' & keeps on tickin'. This is a must-see movie. Please treat yourself as well to Daniel's other movies.
Casino Royale will thrill you! Originally I was scepticale of Daniel Craig. But I misjudged him. He is fantastic! Better than Timothy Dalton. Better than Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore, and George Lazenby! He will thrill you. Vesper Lynd is as sexy as possible, nearing the sexyness of Honey Ryder! Le Chriffe is dark, mysterious, and as fantastic as Blofeld. And that's hard to come by. Of course, Judi Dench was magnificent as M. Miss Moneypenny wasn't missed. She was replaced by a man named Villiers (no sexual content between him and 007). Sadly, this movie lacked one thing. The gadget master. Q. John Cleese wasn't made for the part in D.A.D, since Desmond Llwelyn was irreplaceible. Casino Royale was magnificent!! WATCH IT! Then see Quantum of Solace, a direct follow up.
My husband and I remember when the first Bond movies came out. We have always thought Sean C was the best Bond, until we saw Casino Royale. Great stunts, real emotional complexity, and definitely the most "physical" Bond for men who like action and women who don't! The second movie was a real disappointment. Terrible script and dialogue. We are hoping Daniel Craig will be given a great script again like Casino Royale and we will definitely give him a third chance. Enjoy this movie!
This movie is a masterpiece, so I won't talk in sentences. Craig- Best Bond ever Green- Good acting Dench- no one else can be 'M' but her Le Chifre guy- best Bond villain is the past decade Locations- superb Screenplay- Mind-blowing Direction- wow Action- Mouth-opening (there is parkour in the beginning!) Story- mind boggling but awesome My fave Bond film
I always liked Bond in theory. The concept of a womanizing, extremely driven, suave secret agent is compelling, but in actual practice the movies never held my interest. Because the aforementioned character didn't strike me as so fascinating when he's portrayed as an infallible cartoon character, and played by actors who looked more like Sears cataloh models than men of action. I wasn't asking for complete hardcore and bitter reality, this is escapism after all. Just a dose of gravity, and a Bond who I could buy as a tough guy. With Casino Royale, I got the whammy. Big Time. Much has been said about Craig, and I don't have much to add. What I'm here to say: If you thought you knew Bond, you might be in for an awakening, here. Give it a shot.
Not being a James Bond addict this viewer approached CASINO ROYALE in the quiet of the home with the DVD form of the film. For the first time the unique appeal of this 007 character makes sense under Daniel Craig's interpretation. Prior Bond films with the varied actors who have portrayed him have gone for the slick, tricky, smart killing machine whose eyes seemed always on the outlook for the next gorgeous babe he treated with little respect except for physical favors. The various villainous characters seemed to blend and the stories appeared to be more interested in that tired musical soundtrack theme and carnage than they were in character development. Enter Daniel Craig, all buff and uber-masculine, and the beginnings of James Bond's character are explained in a touching manner, making this machine-like concept a deeper being. Of course, credit must go to director Martin Campbell working with an intelligent script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade which travels Craig's Bond from Uganda, to the Bahamas, Miami, Montenegro and Venice. The chief bad guy this round is Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) who complete with scarred blind eye and cruel gaze is Bond's nemesis. Judi Dench turns in another strong performance as the ubiquitous 'M' on charge of 007's ventures and along the way Bond meets such good/bad characters as Giancarlo Giannini, Jeffrey Wright, and the very elegant and stylish French actress Eva Green whose complex character provides all the information we needed to know about James Bond's view of women. CASINO ROYALE is a strong 2 1/2 hour film that for this viewer makes James Bond an interesting character in addition to being a suave stunt/lady-killer man. Daniel Craig is in fine form (literally) and proves his mettle here. This viewer will see the next Bond/Craig film in the theaters! Grady Harp
What a fabulous movie, what a treat, what an escape to the magical world of Bond! Finally, it is out on DVD. I can't begin to say what I feel about this film. To start off, Daniel Craig IS Bond. He is rough, gritty, sexy, and he knows how to deliver those lines. He handles cards, women, guns with the same delicate, smart, witty enthusiasm. The visuals, the action sequences, and my favorite the card scenes are just addicting. And to save the best for last, Vesper...Eva Green is mesmerizing on screen, she is the only woman that Bond loves, and she breaks his heart with such passion, when this movie ends, your heart is in pieces as well. So many stars, so many points, so many applauses....bravo CASINO ROYALE!
Probably older than most viewers, I grew up reading the Ian Fleming novels at an impressionable age and was introduced to the celluloid Bond with Sean Connery and Dr. No, From Russia With Love, etc. Having suffered through the laughable Roger Moore era, I was delighted when Pierce Brosnan took on the part, and with many thought that Daniel Craig was not the man to step into his shoes. Wrong, kiddies - he has the cold, calculating menace that Fleming wrote about so well, and if you have read all the novels, there are little clues to some of them that might be missed - such as Bond's penchant for married women, at least in one novel. For me, Craig nails the part, without laser neckties and piton shooting fountain pens. Looking forward to Quantum of Solace.
I heard all the negative comments concerning a "blonde Bond". How he [being Daniel Craig] didn't fit the classic Bond mold and all. True on some parts I suppose, however that has been the case since Connery left years before. Seemed no one could fill his shoes. I've never subscribed to the pigeonhole philosophy. Although I was never in love with Roger Moore, I was less so with Timothy Dalton. I did like Pierce Brosnan, but I had heard where they were taking the new Bond and realized Brosnan could not do the film. They were stripping him down to his boxers and starting over. Not since "Dr. No" have we been shown any true sign of mortality, imperfections etc. Warts and all this Bond was just learning to get his swagger on. In short he was human. Unlike all the previous Bonds, we could identify with him or parts of him anyway. The film was refreshing, but still action packed, in fact the foot chase in the first half hour is the best chase scene in recent memory. Gone were the gadgets that made Bond superhuman. He had to rely on his guts as well as his gray matter to get him out of trouble. The swagger returns to the screen in the last scene. "The Bond, James Bond scene". The "Bond theme song also makes it's first entrance in this last scene. Oddly I didn't miss it until I heard it. It was as if they were crowning him as "Bond". in the films final moments. Alas this could mean we will not see this rough and rugged Bond we fell in Love with in Casino Royale. Too bad, because I rank this new film ahead of all Bond films except "Goldfinger" and "You only live twice". Daniel Craig is fantastic as the new Bond. Buy it, you won't be disapointed.
I went into this movie with the thought that this bond would be horrible. I have never been so wrong in my life. Daniel Craig is BY FAR the best bond ever. I hope he sticks around for a while. If I were going to turn gay, it would be for him!!
OK, girls. Listen up. IT'S OK TO RENT THIS FILM WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER. I'm NOT a Bond fan. Not in the least. But I rented this for my husband and got the jaw-dropping pleasure of watching Daniel Craig as Bond. WOW. The man is the very definition of sexy. Not just brawn (but trust me, there is alot of brawn to be had!), but brains, a sense of humor and the dashing sophistication that comes with the role. He was awesome. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars was because it dragged a bit at the end. They could have chopped off about half an hour and made it a much more crisp, cohesive film. But, it was still great. I could watch Daniel Craig read the phonebook.
I can't wait for the DVD release of this movie. It was an incredible movie experience. This, my friends, is a brand new Bond. He's suave, yes, he's dashing, yes, but he's also very hard-core and full of emotion. The best Bond to date? There's a good chance.
This movie keeps you always on the edge of the seat. You are there with Bond every minute of the movie. For the first time around, James Bond is given a raw-cut look instead of a prim, black tuxedo clad, high gadgetry British secret agent amongst 3-4 girls. The hero has given great weightage to the role and how it was shaped.
I am a huge James Bond fan. I think out of all of the ones I've seen this is by far the best. It's just too bad that this is the end of the line for Bond, but I'm sure someone will come along and try to reproduce them. Oh, well. Bond is Bond.
Now whatever what they say about this film, i don't care!This is a must see. Best Bond film of my generation.As for me, first impression never last. Good thing I didn't believe those critics throwing stones on Daniel. I watched the film and see it for myself that this guy is really is a JAMES BOND.James Bond in a whole lotta way.Boredom is a no no no for this film.Full of action and of course romance in a so smooth and suave way.Five stars for Daniel and the film!!!