Spectre


Spectre

Overview:

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Votes 4432 (6.3/10)

Runtime: 148 minutes

Release Date 2015-10-26

Budget: $245,000,000.00

Revenue: $880,674,609.00

Website: Link

Tagline: A Plan No One Escapes

Production company:

  • Columbia Pictures
  • Danjaq
  • B24

Production country:

  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Crime

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Further Information

James Bond
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
Blofeld
Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
Madeleine
Léa Seydoux
Léa Seydoux
M
Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
Lucia
Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci
Q
Ben Whishaw
Ben Whishaw
Moneypenny
Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris
Hinx
Dave Bautista
Dave Bautista
C
Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
Tanner
Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
Mr. White
Jesper Christensen
Jesper Christensen
Marco Sciarra
Alessandro Cremona
Alessandro Cremona
Estrella
Stephanie Sigman
Stephanie Sigman
Mexican Man in Lift
Tenoch Huerta
Tenoch Huerta
Mexican Woman in Lift
Adriana Paz
Adriana Paz
Gallo
Domenico Fortunato
Domenico Fortunato
Gallo's Accomplice
Marco Zingaro
Marco Zingaro
Gallo's Accomplice
Stefano Elfi DiClaudia
Stefano Elfi DiClaudia
Q's Assistant
Ian Bonar
Ian Bonar
Moneypenny's Boyfriend
Tam Williams
Tam Williams
Blofeld's London Helicopter Pilot
Richard Banham
Richard Banham
SC019 Police Commander
Pip Carter
Pip Carter
SC019 Police Officer
Simon Lenagan
Simon Lenagan
Priest
Alessandro Bressanello
Alessandro Bressanello
Moreau
Marc Zinga
Marc Zinga
Vogel
Brigitte Millar
Brigitte Millar
Abrika
Adel Bencherif
Adel Bencherif
Blofeld's Right Hand Man
Gediminas Adomaitis
Gediminas Adomaitis
Lorenzo
Peppe Lanzetta
Peppe Lanzetta
Francesco
Francesco Arca
Francesco Arca
Marco
Matteo Taranto
Matteo Taranto
Palazzo Security
Emilio Aniba
Emilio Aniba
Guerra
Benito Sagredo
Benito Sagredo
Businessman
Dai Tabuchi
Dai Tabuchi
Businessman
George Lasha
George Lasha
Businessman
Sargon Yelda
Sargon Yelda
Businessman
Andy Cheung
Andy Cheung
Marshall
Erick Hayden
Erick Hayden
Valerian
Oleg Mirochnikov
Oleg Mirochnikov
Fiat Driver
Antonio Salines
Antonio Salines
Street Sweeper
Miloud Mourad Benamara
Miloud Mourad Benamara
Chairman
Gido Schimanski
Gido Schimanski
Head of Nation
Nigel Barber
Nigel Barber
Head of Nation
Patrice Naiambana
Patrice Naiambana
Head of Nation
Stephane Cornicard
Stephane Cornicard
Head of Nation
Gary Fannin
Gary Fannin
Head of Nation
Sadao Ueda
Sadao Ueda
Head of Nation
Phillip Law
Phillip Law
Head of Nation
Wai Wong
Wai Wong
Head of Nation
Joseph Balderrama
Joseph Balderrama
Aide
Eiji Mihara
Eiji Mihara
Aide
Junichi Kajioka
Junichi Kajioka
Clinic Barman
Victor Schefé
Victor Schefé
Clinic Security Guard
Harald Windisch
Harald Windisch
Clinic Security Guard
Tristan Matthiae
Tristan Matthiae
Cable Car Heavy
Detlef Bothe
Detlef Bothe
Cable Car Heavy
Bodo Friesecke
Bodo Friesecke
Syringe Heavy
Wilhem Iben
Wilhem Iben
Snowboarder
Noemi Krausz
Noemi Krausz
Snowboarder
Noah Saavedra
Noah Saavedra
Snowboarder
Francis Attakpah
Francis Attakpah
Snowboarder
Michael Glantschnig
Michael Glantschnig
Snowboarder
Marlon Boess
Marlon Boess
Snowboarder
Marie Wohlmuth
Marie Wohlmuth
Snowboarder
Lili Epply
Lili Epply
Snowboarder
Konstantin Gerlach
Konstantin Gerlach
L'Americain Manater
Lara Parmiani
Lara Parmiani
Train Guard
Umit Ulgen
Umit Ulgen
Train Waiter
Amra Mallassi
Amra Mallassi
Train Barman
Ziad Abaza
Ziad Abaza
Blofeld's Chauffeur
Walid Mumuni
Walid Mumuni
Blofeld's Guard
Derek Horsham
Derek Horsham
Blofeld's Guard
Nari Blair-Mangat
Nari Blair-Mangat
Blofeld's Butler
Michael White
Michael White
Blofeld's Waiter
Adam McGrady
Adam McGrady
Blofeld's Analyst
Nader Dernaika
Nader Dernaika
Blofeld's Chief Analyst
Pezhmaan Alinia
Pezhmaan Alinia
M (uncredited)
Judi Dench
Judi Dench
Clinic Patron (uncredited)
Neve Gachev
Neve Gachev
Businessman (uncredited)
Karl Farrer
Karl Farrer
Lair Staff (uncredited)
Kim Adis
Kim Adis
Mexican Sprite (uncredited)
Maurisa Selene Coleman
Maurisa Selene Coleman
Pilot David
Matija Mondi Matović
Matija Mondi Matović
Co-Producer
Luca Marco Paracels
Luca Marco Paracels
Characters
Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming
Director
Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
Producer
Barbara Broccoli
Barbara Broccoli
Producer
Michael G. Wilson
Michael G. Wilson
Screenplay
John Logan
John Logan
Original Music Composer
Thomas Newman
Thomas Newman
Director of Photography
Hoyte van Hoytema
Hoyte van Hoytema
Editor
Lee Smith
Lee Smith
Costume Design
Jany Temime
Jany Temime
Screenplay
Neal Purvis
Neal Purvis
Screenplay
Robert Wade
Robert Wade
Researcher
Gina De Ferrer
Gina De Ferrer
Gaffer
Stefano Marino
Stefano Marino
Screenplay
Jez Butterworth
Jez Butterworth
Story
John Logan
John Logan
Story
Robert Wade
Robert Wade
Story
Neal Purvis
Neal Purvis
Production Design
Dennis Gassner
Dennis Gassner
Supervising Sound Editor
Per Hallberg
Per Hallberg
Supervising Sound Editor
Karen Baker Landers
Karen Baker Landers
Script Supervisor
Jayne-Ann Tenggren
Jayne-Ann Tenggren
Casting
Debbie McWilliams
Debbie McWilliams
Casting
Nicole Schmied
Nicole Schmied
Art Direction
Andrew Bennett
Andrew Bennett
Art Direction
Neal Callow
Neal Callow
Art Direction
Ben Collins
Ben Collins
Art Direction
Mark Harris
Mark Harris
Set Decoration
Anna Pinnock
Anna Pinnock
Art Department Coordinator
Jennifer Lewicki
Jennifer Lewicki
Carpenter
Paul Duff
Paul Duff
Property Master
Ben Wilkinson
Ben Wilkinson
Special Effects Coordinator
Lynne Corbould
Lynne Corbould
Special Effects Coordinator
Franco Ragusa
Franco Ragusa
Animation Director
Marlene Chazot
Marlene Chazot
Animation Supervisor
Catherine Mullan
Catherine Mullan
Casting
Amal El-Farfachi
Amal El-Farfachi
Casting
Stéphane Foenkinos
Stéphane Foenkinos
Casting Associate
Celebrity Booker
Celebrity Booker
Casting Associate
Lucy Hellier
Lucy Hellier
Casting Associate
Tusse Lande
Tusse Lande
Casting Associate
Nicole Schmied
Nicole Schmied
Assistant Costume Designer
Richard Davies
Richard Davies
Assistant Costume Designer
Vivienne Jones
Vivienne Jones
Costume Supervisor
Abderrahim Benkhayi
Abderrahim Benkhayi
Costume Supervisor
Ken Crouch
Ken Crouch
Costume Supervisor
Stefano De Nardis
Stefano De Nardis
Set Costumer
Rachid Aadassi
Rachid Aadassi
Camera Operator
Kenji Katori
Kenji Katori
Camera Operator
Lucas Bielan
Lucas Bielan
Camera Operator
Luis David Sansans
Luis David Sansans
Camera Operator
Lorenzo Senatore
Lorenzo Senatore
Camera Operator
Clive Jackson
Clive Jackson
Camera Operator
Peter Field
Peter Field
Camera Operator
Sebastian Meuschel
Sebastian Meuschel
Gaffer
David Smith
David Smith
Helicopter Camera
Hans Bjerno
Hans Bjerno
Helicopter Camera
John Marzano
John Marzano
Helicopter Camera
Adam Dale
Adam Dale
Steadicam Operator
Julian Morson
Julian Morson
Still Photographer
Jonathan Olley
Jonathan Olley
Still Photographer
Jasin Boland
Jasin Boland
Additional Camera
Carlos De Carvalho
Carlos De Carvalho
ADR & Dubbing
Michelle Pazer
Michelle Pazer
Foley
John T. Cucci
John T. Cucci
Foley
Dan O'Connell
Dan O'Connell
Foley
Peter Michael Sullivan
Peter Michael Sullivan
Dialogue Editor
Daniel Saxlid
Daniel Saxlid
Sound Designer
Christopher Assells
Christopher Assells
Sound Designer
Ann Scibelli
Ann Scibelli
Sound Designer
Peter Staubli
Peter Staubli
Sound Effects Editor
Ando Johnson
Ando Johnson
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Scott Millan
Scott Millan
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregg Rudloff
Gregg Rudloff
Armorer
Greg Corke
Greg Corke
Script Supervisor
Susie Jones
Susie Jones
Researcher
Amin Rharda
Amin Rharda
Armorer
Joss Skottowe
Joss Skottowe
Script Supervisor
Nicoletta Mani
Nicoletta Mani
Music Editor
Peter Clarke
Peter Clarke
Music Editor
Bill Bernstein
Bill Bernstein
Orchestrator
J.A.C. Redford
J.A.C. Redford
Digital Intermediate
Kim Honeyman
Kim Honeyman
First Assistant Editor
Emma McCleave
Emma McCleave
Hair Designer
Zoe Tahir
Zoe Tahir
Hairstylist
Gerardo Perez Arreola
Gerardo Perez Arreola
Hairstylist
Francesca Crowder
Francesca Crowder
Hairstylist
Kathryn Fa
Kathryn Fa
Hairstylist
Joseph Koniak
Joseph Koniak
Key Hair Stylist
Luca Vannella
Luca Vannella
Key Hair Stylist
Mari Paz Robles
Mari Paz Robles
Makeup Designer
Naomi Donne
Naomi Donne
Makeup Artist
Thalía Echeveste
Thalía Echeveste
Makeup Artist
Charlie Hounslow
Charlie Hounslow
Makeup Artist
Lucy Friend
Lucy Friend
Makeup Artist
Yelska Labrada
Yelska Labrada
Makeup Artist
Ana Gabriela Quinonez
Ana Gabriela Quinonez
Makeup Artist
Charlotte Hayward
Charlotte Hayward
Makeup Artist
Donald Mowat
Donald Mowat
Makeup Effects
Jo Grover
Jo Grover
Makeup Effects
Susan Howard
Susan Howard
Wigmaker
Alex Rouse
Alex Rouse
Assistant Art Director
Roxana Alexandru
Roxana Alexandru
Assistant Art Director
Lydia Fry
Lydia Fry
Assistant Art Director
Sami Gaidi
Sami Gaidi
Assistant Art Director
Liam Georgensen
Liam Georgensen
Assistant Art Director
Hugh McClelland
Hugh McClelland
Carpenter
John Allen
John Allen
Carpenter
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
Greensman
Ian Whiteford
Ian Whiteford
CG Supervisor
Laurent Hugueniot
Laurent Hugueniot
CG Supervisor
Carlos-Christian Nickel
Carlos-Christian Nickel
CG Supervisor
Chris Petts
Chris Petts
CG Supervisor
Joel Green
Joel Green
CG Supervisor
Daniel Pastore
Daniel Pastore
Visual Effects Coordinator
Hugh Brompton
Hugh Brompton
Visual Effects Coordinator
Jillian Brooks
Jillian Brooks
Visual Effects Coordinator
Geraint Hixson
Geraint Hixson
Visual Effects Coordinator
Sean McGrath
Sean McGrath
Visual Effects Coordinator
Shawn Smolensky
Shawn Smolensky
Visual Effects Coordinator
Todd Whalen
Todd Whalen
Visual Effects Coordinator
Alysia Wildman
Alysia Wildman
Visual Effects Coordinator
Sam Girdler
Sam Girdler
Visual Effects Coordinator
Samantha Dark
Samantha Dark
Visual Effects Editor
Conor Byrne
Conor Byrne
Visual Effects Editor
Billy A. Campbell
Billy A. Campbell
Visual Effects Editor
Struan Farquhar
Struan Farquhar
Visual Effects Editor
Ty Gibson
Ty Gibson
Visual Effects Editor
Anik Seguin
Anik Seguin
Visual Effects Editor
Crystal Hadcroft
Crystal Hadcroft
Visual Effects Editor
James Mann
James Mann
Visual Effects Producer
Leslie Lerman
Leslie Lerman
Visual Effects Producer
Laura Schultz
Laura Schultz
Visual Effects Producer
Ken Dailey
Ken Dailey
Visual Effects Producer
Kilou Picard
Kilou Picard
Visual Effects Producer
Tim Keene
Tim Keene
Visual Effects Supervisor
Mark Curtis
Mark Curtis
Visual Effects Supervisor
Steven Begg
Steven Begg
Visual Effects Supervisor
Stuart Bullen
Stuart Bullen
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Zave Jackson
Zave Jackson
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jonathan Knight
Jonathan Knight
Visual Effects Supervisor
Alex Wuttke
Alex Wuttke
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Mark Bakowski
Mark Bakowski
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Paul Round
Paul Round
Gaffer
Hanz Kawson
Hanz Kawson
Supervising Art Director
Chris Lowe
Chris Lowe
Line Producer
Zakaria Alaoui
Zakaria Alaoui
Co-Producer
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
Line Producer
Roberto Malerba
Roberto Malerba
Executive Producer
Callum McDougall
Callum McDougall
Co-Producer
Stacy Perskie
Stacy Perskie
Line Producer
Wolfgang Ramml
Wolfgang Ramml
Associate Producer
Jayne-Ann Tenggren
Jayne-Ann Tenggren
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Gregg Wilson
Gregg Wilson
Sound Effects Editor
Russell Edwards
Russell Edwards

cutprintchris

<a href="http://www.cutprintfilm.com/reviews/spectre/"</a> In hindsight my excitement for Spectre seems a bit foolish. After Skyfall, director Sam Mendes openly stated that he wouldn’t direct another Bond movie. And even so, Skyfall wasn’t the best of the new Bond films by any measure – dragging on for much too long. But somehow I got sucked into the hype of Mendes’ vision for an homage to the classic Bond, with that somewhat iconic poster of Craig mimicking Roger Moore, and trailers the emphasized a kind of retro re-visitation of some old villains and themes. But Spectre is none of those things, instead it is a film where everyone involved feels like they are just going through the motions. Spectre tries very hard to be an homage to the vintage James Bond classics, but instead ends up feeling more like a mockery of the series. For starters the script is outrageously weak and predictable. Bond goes from shootout, to chase, to sex scene, saying and doing the exact same things he has done for the last 23 movies. Instead of a complete story, the film is just a collection of set pieces and scenes loosely stitched together. And while some of them work well on their own, by the second or third fight scene, you won’t be able to stop yourself from yawning. When you aren’t yawning you’ll be laughing, and not in a good way. The dialogue is downright cheesy. Gone is all of Bond’s smooth charm and ability to sting his opponent’s with his tongue just as much as with his gun. Instead at one point, he throws a watch bomb and says: “Time flies!” Bond is one a secret mission, assigned to him by M (Judi Dench) via a video message delivered after her death. The film doesn’t ever attempt to invest the audience in this mission, or in Bond’s motivation for seeking out Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz) – which apparently has something to do with his foster-father and his childhood, again – but it never seems important to the story or to James. Meanwhile, a new joint secretary, Max or C as he is known (Andrew Scott), is attempting to unite the world’s intelligence under one surveillance network – and through doing so making the Double-0 program obsolete. Lucky for him, Sam Mendes is already doing that for him. However, Spectre is a beautiful film. There are about five or six huge set pieces, all of which are wonderfully filmed. And if you are just in the mood the veg out and watch Bond cruise through the streets of Rome in a prototype Aston Martin, than this is the movie for you. But things go on for entirely too long, which would be fine if something of interest were happening. But almost nothing does. Bond gets in a situation and gets out, all while throwing a few pithy, laughable, lines out. Daniel Craig has never been more disconnected from the character James Bond, than he is in Spectre. I must say first, that I love Craig as an actor and as James Bond – he is my favorite of all the Bonds. But here, he is uncharacteristically not James Bond. A scene for instance where bond throws his gun into the river, is done in such a fancy foppish way that I cringed. It is tough to properly convey how Craig misses the mark in Spectre, but when you see it, you won’t be able to help feeling the same way. Maybe Sam Mendes and screenwriter John Logan did succeed at creating a perfect homage to the Roger Moore era Bond films? Because in reality, none of those films standout as great movies. From start to finish, Spectre feels like someone filling out a madlibs of Bond scenes, and praying that when they read it back, it makes some sense.

Frank Ochieng

Well, cinema’s most treasured and resilient British spy guy is back as the legendary James Bond makes his twenty-fourth outing on the big screen in the highly anticipated and slickly-made Spectre. Worldwide Agent 007 fans understandably maintain their embedded expectations and vision as to what calculating and cunning mission their suave and sophisticated gun-toting, martini-sipping espionage thrill-seeker will encounter in his latest globe-trotting episode. Whatever Bond enthusiasts have in mind for the future twenty-fifth entry of the “licensed to kill” Lothario they should simply settle for the present stimulating currents that trickle as mind-bending material in the polished and percolating Spectre. As for the dynamic performer that have served his time with action-oriented cinematic sensibilities through three previous super-charged James Bond installments, the steely-jawed and diligent Daniel Craig is back on the saddle again for his fourth stint as the crafty 007. Naturally both ardent and casual Bond followers can rattle off the filmography of Craig’s on-screen tour of duty as the debonair and daring secret service operative and even rate the previous films as they compare and contrast each edition. Some may give special attention to Craig’s first foray into stepping inside Bond’s explosive shoes for 2006’s Casino Royale that is considered a spectacular introduction for the dramatically trained actor. In 2008’s Quantum of Solace, it was a mixed bag at best as Bond followers for the most part gave this second 007 rendition an ambivalent sign of approval (not too many were thrilled with the awkward movie title either). Thankfully, 2012’s Skyfall bounced back for Craig’s take on the roguish Bond and made for some exceptional brownie points as the cagey spy returning to creative prominence. Now 2015’s Spectre hopes to make some hearty tie-ins to Craig’s past big screen adventures as the stoic jet-setting dynamo ridding the world of masterful riff raff. In actuality, Spectre is serviceable in that it is an elaborate and excitable reminder of the preceding Bond films where bits of nostalgic elements from yesteryear are sprinkled throughout its presentation. Sure, some wily 007 fanatics may spot a few of the tossed in nods to the aforementioned Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace in particular as the proceedings unfold. For the most part, Spectre acts as a mere bridge to the launching of the upcoming 25th Bond actioner in waiting. To be fair the other Bond films have served as a welcome mat to the next chapter of the late Ian Fleming’s engaging and charismatic man of action so why should not Spectre be any different in this regard? Still, this spy caper has its signature swagger that Bond aficionados relish with familiarity: heart-pumping action sequences, exquisite locales, desirable and devious Bond women, majestic car chases, larger-than-life villains and their loyal henchmen, imaginative gadgets and inventive technology and yes…the indomitable James Bond at your service. Nevertheless. the minor knock on Spectre is that it could have risen to the occasion more than it did as it occasionally feels as if it is going through the mischievous motions. It never resorts to the levels of Bond-ish drudgery in Quantum of Solace so that certainly is a relief in that aspect. Spectre does incorporate its share of opulence, mystery, suspense, shadowy tension and perilous plight. However, where the standard Bond film-making characteristics are somewhat consistent and captivating (i.e. the breathtaking opening sequence of the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico City) there is also a questionable consideration for the weak-kneed Bond theme song in Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” which seems so inadequately suited for a James Bond signature tune. Even the indifferent observers of the James Bond film franchise for the last five decades can attest to the two most important stamps of a Bond film–its opening scene and surging theme song. Thankfully, Spectre’s grand opening sequence obeys traditional Bond practices but Smith’s doggedly tired-sounding “Writing’s on the Wall” feels as it belongs attached to an old televised After School special from the mid-70s. Wouldn’t you give your kingdom for Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Live and Let Die” or Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better” or perhaps even Sheena Easton’s “For Your Eyes Only”? One thing that can be said about Craig’s Bond in Spectre and that is his image transformation has been elevated to that of a fashion plate whose GQ stylized look has taken quite a step up. Not since Roger Moore’s Bond has there been a clear case of dazzling attire on display for Agent 007 to strut his stuff in spiffy clothing accessories throughout his ventured travels. Craig, billed as a “blue-collar” Bond whose demeanor is more blunt and workman-like, takes comfort in basking in the finesse shadows of a classic Agent 007 almost foreign to his distinctive spin on the iconic spy. In fact, the overall vibe for Spectre seems to lie in the middle of old school and new school James Bond mythology where the shading suits both camps of the ever-lasting film franchise. Director Sam Mendes, who handled the direction for the previous Skyfall, finds the right tone and temple for Spectre that certainly shows off its lavish and ambitious production values as the set designs, scenic locations, fabulous pre-credits action sequence are all indescribable in majestic scope. No one can accuse Spectre as to not holding its own in visual functionality. Wisely, Mendes does not forget his Skyfall background players as they reunite with Craig’s Bond and partake in the sensationalized cat-and-mouse caper. It is refreshing to see Ralph Fiennes back as “M” not to mention Ben Wishaw’s “Q” front and center. And a Craig-fronted Bond film would not be the same without Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny. Agent 007 fans will find a common "Bond" with Daniel Craig and his fourth outing as the licensed to kill Lothario in the stunning and kinettic SPECTRE Agent 007 fans will find a common “Bond” with Daniel Craig and his fourth outing as the licensed to kill Lothario in the stunning and kinetic SPECTRE It is a given that the diabolical criminal network known as SPECTRE has always had its affiliation with the Bond universe especially in the classic Sean Connery Bond-age years. Instinctively, SPECTRE’s evil heart and soul was pumped continuously by that organization’s dastardly mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Oscar winner Christoph Waltz does the sordid honors of taking the reins as Bond’s nemesis Franz Oberhauser in Spectre with devilish delight and is more colorfully corrupt thanks to his handy go-to muscular minion Mr. Hinx (ex-professional WWE wrestler and “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Dave Bautista) echoing the memories of beloved brute Jaws (played by the late Richard Kiel) from The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker). We can never forget that along with Agent 007 folklore comes the responsibility of being labeled a treasured Bond babe. And although the latest sultry women represented in Spectre will never make us forget the iconic likes of Dr. No’s Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder) or Casino Royale’s Eva Green (Vesper Lynd) for that matter they still hold their own and give a measure of titillation to both Bond and the vast amount of male admirers wishing they carried a gun and wore expensive tuxedos while being at the receiving end of a provocative smooch by these vibrant vixens. Lea Seydoux’s Madelene Swann and Italian siren Monica Bellucci’s Lucia are on board as the Bond bombshells for hire. As a whole, Spectre has its up and down moments and never is quite sure about standing alone as an independent Bond story or being dismissed as a pit stop for 007-related flashbacks and reference bits ode to yesteryear’s glory of the super spy’s engaging and raging exploits. The verdict is that Spectre ultimately satisfies one’s craving for the invincible James Bond whether you can to relive his vintage reputation or look forward to a millennium-enhanced production that will grow with the ageless wonderment pertaining to Fleming’s literary ladies man-turned movie-making mainstay of action-packed cinema for half a century. As one-time Bond songbird Carly Simon would attest in her soothing lyrics, “nobody does it better…” Yet in the dimensional escapist world of James Bond this particular go-around could have been a tad bit better. Spectre (2015) Sony Pictures 2 hrs 28 mins. Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Andrew Scott Directed by: Sam Mendes MPAA Rating: PG-13 Genre: Spy-Espionage Caper/Action & Adventure/Suspense Thriller Critic’s rating: ** 1/2 stars (out of 4 stars) (c) Frank Ochieng (2015)

Andres Gomez

A "correct" Bond movie. All the expected stereotypes are included, Waltz is an OK bad guy and the intro scene is something really impressive. Nothing else really new ...

Reno

> Not your usual Bond movie, but still a good entertainer. What I liked from a couple of last Bond movies was they were off the regular 007 style, like not overly rely on spy's special gadgets. This change has been since the day one of Daniel Craig as a famous British spy, James Bond. Anyway, he's the most fittest (muscular) Bond I've ever seen and he's celebrating 10 year anniversary with this film release. But the question is whether he to do another film or done with the franchise. The doubt after the confusing end of this film. The end was quite clear on the story perspective, so I kind of felt it was a farewell for Craig. But, later I came to know that the official source says Bond25 will be his fifth and so on till he opts out himself. 'Spectre' was a very simple Bond movie I have ever seen, but I can say the production quality was so good that you can't resist the enjoyment. The actors, they were also good, but not as I anticipated. Maybe many scenes were very ordinary for a Bond movie, that's comparable with the nowadays action movies, otherwise it was not as bad as critics expressing their disappointment. You can't believe what I was disappointed, you know when they say what the C stands for - is that the best word they come up with against the M for Moron? Anyway, James Bond movies have always had ups and downs, the last film 'Skyfall' was a mega hit and now this has not stood up to that standard. But very entertaining with all the actions and unexpected turns in the narration. As a spy movie, it was okay, but as a Bond movie is what might upset you, so its upto you how you look at it. But to be honest, I enjoyed it. 7/10

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Votes 2943 (6.1/10)
Release Date 10/30/2008

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Knight and Day
Knight and Day
Votes 1530 (5.9/10)
Release Date 6/15/2010

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GoldenEye
GoldenEye
Votes 1167 (6.6/10)
Release Date 11/16/1995

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Tomorrow Never Dies
Tomorrow Never Dies
Votes 920 (6/10)
Release Date 12/11/1997

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

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

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The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Supremacy
Votes 2808 (7.2/10)
Release Date 7/23/2004

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The Bourne Ultimatum
The Bourne Ultimatum
Votes 2872 (7.3/10)
Release Date 8/3/2007

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage
xXx: Return of Xander Cage
Votes 1422 (5.5/10)
Release Date 1/13/2017

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Central Intelligence
Central Intelligence
Votes 1639 (6.2/10)
Release Date 6/15/2016

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