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Quantum of Solace (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure  |  14 November 2008 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

007 - Quantum of Solace  »

Box Office


$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£15,384,217 (UK) (31 October 2008)


$168,368,427 (USA) (23 January 2009)

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Did You Know?


Gemma Arterton beat out a reported 1,500 candidates for the role of Fields. One of the casting directors asked her to audition for the role, having seen her portray Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost at the Globe Theatre. See more »


Bond and Mathis are seen flying on Virgin Atlantic between Europe (presumably Italy) and Bolivia. However, the airline has never offered flights to South America, and all of its flights originating in Europe depart from the UK. (Virgin Atlantic is, however, a longtime sponsor of Bond films, and its founder, Sir Richard Branson, has had a cameo appearance in at least one film.) See more »


James Bond: [to Camille] Take a deep breath, you only got one shot, make it count.
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Crazy Credits

The iconic "James Bond gun barrel" sequence, not seen in its traditional format since Die Another Day, is incorporated into the closing credits. See more »


Referenced in The Lionshare (2009) See more »


Written and Performed by Antonio Pinto
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User Reviews

A good film ruined by appalling direction
1 November 2008 | by (Coventry, England) – See all my reviews

This film could have been so good, but Marc Forster's clichéd and ham-fisted direction completely ruined it for me. To be fair, his handling of the quieter moments between the action was adequate, but he clearly has no grasp of how direct action sequences, which are clearly central to any good Bond. I'm afraid the 'shake the camera and cut at least once a second' school of action direction doesn't really cut it.

It's tragic really, as the setup and the stunts for the sequences looked pretty promising, but you had to look pretty hard to tell once Mr. Forster's hopeless direction kicked in. Such a waste.

I think I'll hold out for the special edition DVD - you know - the non-directors cut!

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