Quantum of Solace


Quantum of Solace

Overview:

Quantum of Solace continues the adventures of James Bond after Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M interrogate Mr. White, who reveals that the organization that blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.

Votes 2961 (6.1/10)

Runtime: 106 minutes

Release Date 2008-10-30

Budget: $200,000,000.00

Revenue: $586,090,727.00

Website: Link

Tagline: For love, for hate, for justice, for revenge.

Production company:

  • Eon Productions

Production country:

  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Adventure
  • Action
  • Thriller
  • Crime

Trailer

Further Information

James Bond
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
Camille Montes
Olga Kurylenko
Olga Kurylenko
Dominic Greene
Mathieu Amalric
Mathieu Amalric
M
Judi Dench
Judi Dench
René Mathis
Giancarlo Giannini
Giancarlo Giannini
Strawberry Fields
Gemma Arterton
Gemma Arterton
Felix Leiter
Jeffrey Wright
Jeffrey Wright
Gregg Beam
David Harbour
David Harbour
Mr. White
Jesper Christensen
Jesper Christensen
Elvis
Anatole Taubman
Anatole Taubman
Tanner
Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
Foreign Secretary
Tim Pigott-Smith
Tim Pigott-Smith
General Medrano
Joaquín Cosio
Joaquín Cosio
Henry Mitchell
Glenn Foster
Glenn Foster
Guy Haines
Paul Ritter
Paul Ritter
Corinne Veneau
Stana Katic
Stana Katic
Gemma
Lucrezia Lante della Rovere
Lucrezia Lante della Rovere
Monsieur Slate
Neil Jackson
Neil Jackson
Perla de las Dunas Receptionist
Oona Chaplin
Oona Chaplin
Anna
Rachel McDowall
Rachel McDowall
Quantum Member
Gustavo Nanez
Gustavo Nanez
MI6 Agent
Mark Wakeling
Mark Wakeling
Ocean Sky Receptionist
Sarah Hadland
Sarah Hadland
MI6 Agent (uncredited)
David Decio
David Decio
MI6 Agent (uncredited)
Aaron King
Aaron King
Quantum Member
Alexandra Prusa
Alexandra Prusa
Mario Cavaradossi
Brandon Jovanovich
Brandon Jovanovich
Spoletta
Alexandre Krawetz
Alexandre Krawetz
Colonel of Police
Fernando Guillén Cuervo
Fernando Guillén Cuervo
Lt. Orso
Jesús Ochoa
Jesús Ochoa
Yusef
Simon Kassianides
Simon Kassianides
Forensics Tech
Brendan O'Hea
Brendan O'Hea
Screenplay
Paul Haggis
Paul Haggis
Screenplay
Neal Purvis
Neal Purvis
Screenplay
Robert Wade
Robert Wade
Producer
Barbara Broccoli
Barbara Broccoli
Executive Producer
Callum McDougall
Callum McDougall
Executive Producer
Anthony Waye
Anthony Waye
Producer
Michael G. Wilson
Michael G. Wilson
Music
David Arnold
David Arnold
Director of Photography
Roberto Schaefer
Roberto Schaefer
Editor
Matt Chesse
Matt Chesse
Editor
Richard Pearson
Richard Pearson
Casting
Debbie McWilliams
Debbie McWilliams
Production Design
Dennis Gassner
Dennis Gassner
Director
Marc Forster
Marc Forster
Costume Design
Louise Frogley
Louise Frogley
Characters
Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming
Associate Producer
Gregg Wilson
Gregg Wilson

Potential Kermode

**It's a shame that they did this to the Bond films** It's upsetting for Bond fans that Eon productions ran away from the lively, fun formula that sustained the franchise for 40 years. What does it leave us with? Well - this type of Bond film unfortunately. Staggeringly bland and uninteresting. If we removed the name Bond from the film we would have no idea that we were watching a Bond movie. It is depressing that they flushed 40 years of fun Bond films down the toilet to satiate people who dislike classic Bond adventures. They reached for a wider audience by going all generic action film to the detriment of the Bond legacy. Who is this unsophisticated, short, blond man in the suit? Unfortunately, _he could be anyone_ - even you or I. Bond is now a lager chugging everyman. Ian Fleming would be furious. No chance of Craig's Bond wearing _a strap on plastic seagull hat_ as Connery did in the classic Goldfinger (1964) - they would not dare make the films that fun and entertaining anymore. It's a shame what they did to the Bond films.

John Chard

If we refused to do business with villains, we'd have almost no one to trade with! Quantum of Solace is directed by Marc Forster and written by Paul Haggis, Neil Purvis and Robert Wade, suggested from the stories written by Ian Fleming. It stars Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Gemma Arteton & Jeffrey Wright. It is the 22nd film of the James Bond series. Following on straight from Casino Royale, we find James Bond thirsting for revenge on those he believes responsible for Vesper Lynd's death. Is Quantum Of Solace a great action film? Yes it surely is, is it however a great James Bond picture? Not quite, apparently, given the often venomous reaction to it from some Bond fan quarters. You wonder if Quantum Of Solace is a victim of Casino Royale's soaring success? A film that even surprised the many Daniel Craig haters. Were these internet warriors preying for a bad Bond film purely to further their argument that Craig should not be Bond? Did QOS give them smug satisfaction? Actually no it didn't, the box office and longevity of professional critiques proves this fact. Further viewings of QOS show it to be very astute in the Bond universe, where much of the charges of it not being fun enough etc just do not stick. As for not being Bondian enough? Opening car chase, a pursuit on foot that ends in a quite exhilarating rope dangle punch up, speedboat chaos, aeroplane peril with free-falling! Not Bond enough? Seriously? While it's also great to see Bond active on a motorcycle again. The Casino Royale rebooted and re-suited offering was popular because it had an earthy make over, Daniel Craig's Bond is a fallible human being brimming with egotistical ruggedness. It's much of the same here in Quantum, where he is forced to go rouge, something that again has proved to be an itchy narrative thrust with sections of the Bond faithful. Yet as serious as he is, driven by pangs of annoyance, revenge and unanswered questions, Bond does have time to lay out a quip, there is some fun stuff their, honestly, Mother. Personally I enjoy the dark half of this Bond, "I don't have any friends", he wouldn't care", and "how many is that now?", these are moments nearly as good as the interwoven opera blood bath and Bond drinking away his demons with 6 high velocity cocktails. Then there is Craig. Ah, Craig, Daniel Craig, again perfect in the tux and kicking arse with streetwise credibility, each scar on his nicely formed body a testament to this new rugged Bond of the people. That he rises above a relatively muddling script is testament to not only his acting ability, but also his new found acceptance in this most iconic of cinematic roles amongst the British institution that is James Bond. The rest of the cast are a mixed bunch, Jeffrey Wright & Giancarlo Giannini are again merely making up the numbers, though the last gets to give Bond one of the film's darkest and cold inducing moments. Judi Dench of course does her usual solid M performance, swearing and growing the balls she hinted at previously, while Olga Kurylenko is very much a sparky Bond girl to savour; even if the sub-plot involving her almost feels like it was shoe-horned into the script as an added extra. Elsewhere there are problems. Casino Royale, had on the surface a weak villain, a man merely playing cards to pay off a more evil source, but he was effective. Sadly here in the Quantam universe the main villain is a hindrance to the picture. Mathieu Amalric's Dominic Greene does a good line in smarmy, but he's so weak the film nearly crumbles under the weight of his banality. The people at the house of Bond need to realise that little fish villains are only OK if we get the big daddy shark showing his/her face later in proceedings, for if this trend continues I fear the franchise could well lose the edge so well built up in Royale, and Gemma Arteton is pretty, but pretty ineffective. The locations are sumptuous, mind, and the sets are Bondian delights, with the title sequence certainly hitting the spot in spite of the quite dreadful Jack Black and Alcia Keys' theme song that accompanies the sequence. A homage to a former great Bond film sequence is respectful but a touch lazy, but QOS still overcomes its failings to be up above many action pictures of the last decade; this in spite of it being very slim line at an hour and 45 in length. Crucially, though, it pulses with Bond aggression and egotistical nous, just as Fleming wanted it. But this only comes out with further viewings... Skyfall will be the next venture for Bond, regardless of quality we know that it will fail to appease every Bond fan on the planet. That's just the way it is with the series, so many want so many different things from their Bond. But I feel this is a good period for Bond, they do have the right man wearing the tux and as a character he is well tuned into the times, both politically and cinematically, it's now up to the makers to fuse the two and deliver a film to fully realise the rebooted franchise's potential and maybe, just maybe, win the dissenters' trust. 7/10

DanDare

Quantum of Solace had to follow Casino Royale which rebooted the Bond franchise with critics as well as with some of the public with a youthful, angry Bond. Quantum of Solace starts 20 minutes after the events of Casino Royale with a fast edited but choppy car chase sequence. This is the first hint that Bond is following the Bourne films as co-editor Richard Pearson previously edited one of the Bourne films. This also highlights director's Marc Forster inexperience in making action films as many of the action sequences are hard to follow because of the way it has been edited. The film was also hampered by the 2008 writer's strike. This meant that film went into production without a full working script which also meant that the director and even Daniel Craig allegedly wrote scenes for the film. It might explain the short running time. The film unveils Quantum as a shady organisation with tentacles everywhere even in the heart of the British security services. The setting in Bolivia with disputes about water gives the film a political edge with a cynical look at corporations making dicey alliances with dictatorships to mutually exploit the people and plunder resources. Forster gives the film some intriguing set pieces such the opera scene which is the meeting point for Quantum operatives which Bond infiltrates. The short running time means the film is not overblown but with Craig at the helm it is kept lean and mean.

Dr. No
Dr. No
Votes 934 (6.8/10)
Release Date 10/4/1962

Details »

Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible
Votes 2620 (6.7/10)
Release Date 5/22/1996

Details »

From Russia with Love
From Russia with Love
Votes 755 (6.9/10)
Release Date 10/11/1963

Details »

For Your Eyes Only
For Your Eyes Only
Votes 487 (6.3/10)
Release Date 6/23/1981

Details »

Live and Let Die
Live and Let Die
Votes 528 (6.4/10)
Release Date 7/5/1973

Details »

Skyfall
Skyfall
Votes 7556 (6.9/10)
Release Date 10/25/2012

Details »

Kingsman: The Secret Service
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Votes 5756 (7.6/10)
Release Date 1/29/2015

Details »

Diamonds Are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever
Votes 551 (6.3/10)
Release Date 12/13/1971

Details »

Mission: Impossible II
Mission: Impossible II
Votes 1922 (5.9/10)
Release Date 5/24/2000

Details »

Goldfinger
Goldfinger
Votes 982 (7.2/10)
Release Date 9/17/1964

Details »

You Only Live Twice
You Only Live Twice
Votes 527 (6.5/10)
Release Date 6/12/1967

Details »

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Votes 453 (6.5/10)
Release Date 12/12/1969

Details »

The Spy Who Loved Me
The Spy Who Loved Me
Votes 503 (6.6/10)
Release Date 7/7/1977

Details »

The Living Daylights
The Living Daylights
Votes 435 (6.2/10)
Release Date 6/29/1987

Details »

Spectre
Spectre
Votes 4432 (6.3/10)
Release Date 10/26/2015

Details »

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Votes 1002 (6.2/10)
Release Date 6/8/1999

Details »

Johnny English
Johnny English
Votes 848 (6/10)
Release Date 4/6/2003

Details »

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
Votes 515 (5.3/10)
Release Date 8/7/2002

Details »

True Lies
True Lies
Votes 1105 (6.8/10)
Release Date 7/14/1994

Details »

Never Say Never Again
Never Say Never Again
Votes 337 (5.8/10)
Release Date 10/7/1983

Details »