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James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love.

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Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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14 November 2008 (USA)  »

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$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$67,528,882 (USA) (14 November 2008)

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$168,368,427 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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Dominic Greene's distinguishable bug eyes are the most recent addition to the series rogue gallery of villains with identifiable physiological attributes. But it's not the first time that such an optical trait has befitted a Bond villain. Emilio Largo in Thunderball (1965) wore an eye patch over his left eye; Media baron Elliot Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and computer nerd Boris Grishenko in GoldenEye (1995) both wore glasses whilst Emile Leopold Locque in For Your Eyes Only (1981) wore hexagonal ones; Gettler in Casino Royale (2006) had a pair but one with one clear and one dark round lense; Dr. Mortner aka Hans Glaub in A View to a Kill (1985) wore a monocle whilst Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (2006) had tear drops that wept blood. David Bowie, whose eyes are often perceived as being of different colors, was the original choice for the lead part of villain Max Zorin in A View to a Kill (1985) but turned the role down. See more »

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Good, but not good enough
2 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I went to see this on Sunday, thinking that it would be the same amazing picture that was Casino Royale. Sadly, it wasn't. Quantum of Solace still has the action, the girl and the explosions that you'd expect, but it is still missing something. By removing the gadgets, the car (only around for the first 5 minutes) and the improvisation that you'd expect a Bond flick to have, it has removed essentially what is a Bond film and what you are left with is the story. And the story was not that thought out. Many moments left me thinking: "what was the point of that?". The film is a lot darker, focusing mainly on the character seeking "revenge" but was not the film I expected it to be. A good watch, better than anything else at the cinema now, but not as good a film as I thought, and I felt a bit disappointed walking out. At most 7/10 but probably 6/10


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