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Casino Royale

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8.02 h 24 min2006X-RayPG-13
HD. 007 earns his license to kill and faces off against a ruthless financier of terrorists in Daniel Craig's debut as James Bond.
Directors
Martin Campbell
Starring
Daniel CraigEva GreenMads Mikkelsen
Genres
SuspenseAdventureAction
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English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Jeffrey WrightJudi Dench
Producers
Barbara BroccoliMichael G. Wilson
Studio
MGM/UA Communications
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Alcohol usefoul languagenuditysexual contentsubstance useviolence
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4.7 out of 5 stars

9043 global ratings

  1. 82% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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JulianReviewed in the United States on November 28, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Best of the Rest
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Outside of Goldfinger, Casino Royale is the greatest James Bond movie ever made. It has absolutely EVERYTHING you could possibly ask for in a James Bond movie and even more. Of course the initial controversy was that a blonde actor was going to be portraying 007 for the first time ever, those skepticisms soon died after the release of Casino Royale.

Martin Campbell (director of Goldeneye) returns to helm this multi-layered, action packed, story-driven Bond experience and pulls out all the stops. In something of a soft reboot, we finally get to see what it was like for 007 just starting out. We see an array of emotions and reactions that we are not used to seeing in the other entries that feature a more seasoned agent.

Casino Royale set the new standard of greatness after the series had just come off of it's worst movie of the franchise with "Die Another Day", and laid out a path of what the Bond for a new generation would be like. Craig proved to be worth his weight in gold as an actor of James Bond and someone willing to do many of his own stunts to provide an added element of realism.

Bond Element Ratings:

Intro/Title Sequence/Theme Song: 5/5

Bond Girl: 5/5

Car/Gadgets: 4.5/5

Villain: 5/5

Locales: 5/5
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KazanReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
A Confusing Action Packed Mess...
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If you like action packed movies that do not make much of any sense at all then this movie is for you. The story line is not clear at all but guess what? It is action packed. No, it is not about some communist blood suckers or Muslim fundamentalists or even the mob the way we have come to learn who they might resemble to be... It is about a few European and perhaps America secret agents who are into gambling... And, believe it or not, there is a group of Africans whom you will never why they are there, except that they are portrayed predominantly as bad guys... They kill each other and then there is gambling scenes and then they kill each other and then again there is gambling... This is what the James Bond movies have been degraded to... A bunch of nonsensical violence and ambiguous trash...
11 people found this helpful
C.M. LewisReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Important 007 Movie of the Series & a Worthy Collectors Set.
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I, like many, feared for the future of the 007 franchise. When I saw Daniel Craig cast as the next James Bond I was less than optimistic. None the less I can definitively say that Daniel Craig's performance in this movie may very well be the best Bond ever on the big screen. He hits a much needed reset in the series and the focus departs from the gadgets and the girls and more so on the man and the struggle to adapt to his new "Double Oh" status. Starting off with plenty of action it strikes a perfect balance in the course of the movie. Masterful acting by Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench (The best "M" ever), Jesper Christensen, Simon Abkarian, and of course Eva Green, who is arguably the most influential Bond Girl in 007's life, all stack the movie with one great scene after another. Add some perfectly choreographed fight scenes, a record breaking car roll-over scene, and the mental game between he and Mads Mikkelsen over the tables, and there is simply nothing not to love about this film. The closing scene where 007 proffers forth his first utterance of the iconic "Bond. James Bond." line is classic and yet boldly new at the same time. This collectors edition is packaged nicely and includes some nice extras to help one grasp the depth that Ion Productions took to modernize the Bond series and make Daniel Craig the new face of MI6.
26 people found this helpful
David KeiserReviewed in the United States on March 24, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Bond in high definition never looked so good
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Casino Royale is my favorite James Bond movie and even though, at the time of purchasing this blu - ray, I already had it on DVD, I just had to get it in high - definition to complete my collection as I had the other Daniel Craig Bonds on blu - ray. The movie looks fantastic. The color saturation is incredible, especially upon my first watch. One thing in particular that stood out to me upon watching it for the first time in HD was Bond's arrival at the Ocean Club. When he approaches the receptionist to check in, I noticed her name tag said "Catherine." I never noticed this on the DVD, but it clearly stands out in HD. It's little details like this that make watching a movie in HD so special. The menu design is nice too, with playing cards flipping out towards the screen, showing moving images from the movie. Very well thought out. I also enjoyed the audio commentary by director Martin Campbell and producer Michael G. Wilson, who gave some nice insights into the movie, such as why it took so long to properly adapt Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel to the screen (legal issues). The special features include a "Know Your Double - 0: The Ultimate James Bond Trivia Quiz," in which you can test your James Bond knowledge. Disc two has a trove of special features, including deleted scenes, several documentaries on Ian Fleming and the making of the movie, the casting of Daniel Craig, Chris Cornell's music video, "The Art of the Freerun," with Sebastian Foucan, who founded parkour and how they incorporated it into the movie, which went on to become one of the most famous foot chases in cinematic history, and "Bond Girls Are Forever," which covers the women of the Bond movies, hosted by Maryam d'Abo (Kara in "The Living Daylights") and includes interviews with Eva Green (Vesper Lynd) and Catarina Moreno (Solange Dimitrios). All in all, Casino Royale is a must for Bond fans wanting the high - definition experience.
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cinestReviewed in the United States on September 10, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
The beginning was a turn off
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One guy sits in someone else's office and the time? You're right - in the middle of the very dark night.
The owner comes in, sits in a chair and is ready to grab a pistol from already slightly open drawer. Wow, that's a unique, I guess, beginning.
Ok, the owner at last grabs the pistol, points it at the uninvited but familiar guest and, after the usual words of glowing, pulls the trigger. And... nothing Ah, what a surprise!
But it was a surprise but not the one intended by the director: the magazine was removed from the pistol but the owner didn't notice it, neither a glaring hole in the handle, nor the decreased weight of the pistol. Yep, that's a true surprise. The guest should've remove the bullets, then it could have been believable.
So, this first scene signaled that being believable wasn't worth the creator's effort, well then it isn't worth my time to watch their creation.
6 people found this helpful
royReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Man Who Dedtroyed James Bond*
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I’am an old school fan; of the James Bond franchise. And this could have been; one of the great J B - 007 films of all time. It was supposed to be a prequel of James Bond; & a one time trip for Daniel Craig; & then back to the regular formula. And with the great Martin Campbell at the helm as Director; the movie was a huge success. But you know that ole saying; if it’s not broken; don’t fix it?? 🤔. Well that’s exactly what happened. For some strange reason; Barbara Broccoli; decided; to give creative control to Mr. Daniel Craig; on his second stint as James Bond for the next three films. 😲🤔. And what does he do ?🤔. He desides to change everything. 😳😱!!!! And this was the actor; that thousands of fans; including myself; were in an uproar of disapproval; as the new James Bond. But it was because of Martin Campbell’s directing; that made Casino Royal 🎰 a success. 🎱 These films history have been made by ladies & gentlemen: ( directors, John Barry with his famous; musical scores; screenwriters; stunt men & women; producers; Ian Fleming, & the late Albert Broccoli; her father; which put that undeniable stamp on the J B - 007 franchise. It’s what made Bond; world wide famous🌎. But it’s just not the same anymore. What’s even worse; these four films that Mr. Craig is in; ( including this fifth one J B 25 : No Time To Die ) is still all the same continuing film. !!!🤭🤯!!! How stupid is that. A James Bond film; use to be an event. Right up there with the other contending franchises..... ( Star Wars, Aliens, Star Trek, Indiana Jones etc......). But not now. Daniel Craig has single handily destroyed this franchise with his egotistical input to change something; that shouldn’t have been touched. Sean Connery without a doubt; was the best James Bond of all time. George Lazenby; in certain circles feel his stint as J B : On His Majesty’s Secret Service was one of the best Bond films of his time; Roger Moore gave his wonderful take on Bond with charm; humor; & without a doubt; had the best opening secrecies in his seven turns as Bond; Pierce Bronson was absolutely incredible; when he got his four turns as Bond; but I don’t care what anyone says. When the franchise had that little drought; where Connery wanted to retire; & Moore had gotten to old to play Bond any longer; it was my favorite Bond: Timothy Dalton who put James Bond back on the map; & regenerize that whole franchise with his two stints as James Bond 007: License To Kill. He chose to play Bond exactly the way Ian Fleming wrote him in his novels. Cold, handsome, & ruthlessly dangerous.!!! But having said all this; Casino Royal 🎰 still makes my top five out of ten all time favorite James Bond films. 1- Goldfinger, 2- Thunderball, 3- The Spy Who Loved Me, 4- The Living Daylights, & 5- Casino Royal🎰.👊🤯👍🙏😎🎱. In that order. As far as Casino Royal 🎰 Is concerned; it’s the only Bond film that Mr. Craig was in; that made it into my collection. The other three are just plain awful. There’s not one employee from the original ( director; producer,....etc ) franchise that have a stamp in these three films ( Quantrum of Solice; Skyfall, & Spectre * 🎱. Trust me; there’s a lot of pressure for No Time To Die; to do well. But not a lot of interest. The Marvel Universe & The Fast; & Furious franchises have taken over.!!!👊💪👍🙏🎱
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Bhatta's ReviewsReviewed in the United States on September 11, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Senseless action packed madness!
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I have seen many other 007 movies in the past, this one I did not like that much as most of the action scenes are kind of pointless especially all that repeated 1 hour breaks at the casino table to gamble, fight, take a 1 hr break gamble, drink Martini & kiss a girl, gamble, fight, eat, gamble fight, get captured, get kicked on your balls just to recover to kiss the same girl again, fight, almost drown but not die, end the movie with a huge plastic automatic gun firing at some top class villain and end the movie with the classic statement "My name is Bond, James Bond".

What is the point in this Senseless action packed madness?? - Rating with two stars for Beautiful scenic backgrounds when gambling was not taking place or they weren't taking 1 hour breaks of senseless fighting and kissing and drinking. Enough Said!
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Kathie FreemanReviewed in the United States on June 25, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Typical modern Bond movie
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It's a typical latter day Bond movie, okay if you like that sort of thing, but really, they could do so much better. It seems any Daniel Craig Bond film must contain 4 essential elements: an interminable foot pursuit, an over-the-top destruction derby car chase, a knock-down-drag-out bouncing off the walls mano-a-mano with the villain, and the complete and total (virtual) destruction of a perfectly innocent historical building that never harmed anyone. Oh, and sex. Lots and lots of sex.
However, the biggest complaint I have is with Craig himself. He doesn't enunciate. I'd be lucky to pick out 1 word out of 4 when he was speaking. Is there anyway we can get Pierce Brosnan back? At least he played it with a sense of humor.
This is not Ian Fleming's James Bond. First thing right off the bat he breaks into M's house and steals secret information from her laptop. Fleming's Bond would never have shown such blatant disrespect. But then, they abandoned the novels decades ago, so what else is new?
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