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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Plans to film near the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu, Peru were scratched due to uncertain weather conditions in the area. See more »


Bond arrives at the opera and steals a 'goody bag' which contains the Quantum earpiece, he tips the bag into a sink in the men's restroom to examine the contents. The sink appears to have a tap (faucet) which operates automatically when hands are placed beneath yet the water does not flow when Bond is searching through the stuff in the sink. See more »


Felix Leiter: James, move your ass!
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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 Something You Can't Find (2012) See more »


Written and Performed by Antonio Pinto
Courtesy of Pintology Publishing and Broder WCS Music and Apdayc
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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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