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Quantum of Solace (2008)

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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.

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »
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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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007 - Quantum of Solace  »

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Trivia

Stuntman Gary Powell, and other members of his family, have worked on every EON Productions official franchise Bond movie since Dr. No (1962). Father and uncle Nosher Powell and Dinny Powell worked on all the early 1960s and 1970s Bonds, with Sir Sean Connery and George Lazenby; brother Greg Powell worked on the 1970s and 1980s Bonds, with Sir Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton, and Gary worked on all of the 1990s and 2000s Bonds, with Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. See more »

Goofs

An extra in the background of the Port-au-Prince scene is meant to be sweeping the ground, but his broom is not on the floor; he is merely miming sweeping motions. See more »

Quotes

Camille: So, its British Intelligence now. What the hell do you want from me?
James Bond: You're going to show me Dominic Greene's Tierra Project. Are you up to it?
Camille: Do I have a choice?
James Bond: Do you want one?
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James Bond will return See more »

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Referenced in My Weekly Bond: Quantum of Solace Review: Part 2 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

24 é tan pou viv
Written by Wyclef Jean and Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis (as Jerry Duplessis)
Performed by Wyclef Jean
Courtesy of Clef Records/Koch Entertainment LLC
By Arrangement with Shelly Bay Music
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Something is not quite right with this latest Bond offering
6 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

This film is about James Bond cracking down a multi-national corporation that works with dictators to get a share of precious natural resources.

"Quantum Of Solace" has an impressive opening sequence. It has high speed car chases with lots of collision and gunshots. The ultra short scenes (all under one second each) and the shaky camera gives urgency and thrill, but it is so hard to actually work out what is happening.

There is a lot of action and adrenaline in the film, but the plot seems not to have a focus. Nor does it make sense either, as it feels like an all-action-no-information film. All Bond does is to run around the globe after his target, and viewers are left to wonder how he made it. I don't find myself caring for the plot or the characters. I don't know why this happens, but something is not right with the film and I don't know what.


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