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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. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love.


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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »



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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Live and Let Die (1973) was the first James Bond movie to feature the word "die" (or a variation of it) in the picture's title. Later films in the official film franchise would be called Die Another Day (2002) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). The theme song for Quantum of Solace (2008) by Alicia Keys and Jack White was called "Another Way To Die" whilst Licence to Kill (1989) referenced deadness as did the title of Ian Fleming's short story ""From a View to a Kill" (1960). A number of the post-Fleming James Bond novels have had titles that have referenced fatality. These include "Win, Lose or Die" (1989), "High Time to Kill" (1999), "The Facts of Death" (1998), "Trigger Mortis" (2015), "Nobody Lives for Ever" (1986), and "Never Dream of Dying" (2001). Moreover, "Double or Die" (2007) and "A Hard Man to Kill" (2009) are the names of a Young James Bond novel and short-story respectively. See more »


When Bond is in the airport in Austria and has his card refused the close-up of the card terminal correctly shows German messages on-screen. However the keyboard is clearly a UK terminal version. See more »


Strawberry Fields: Mr. Bond, my name is Fields. I'm from the consulate.
James Bond: Of course you are. And what do you do at the consulate Fields?
Strawberry Fields: That's not important. My orders are to turn you around and put you on the first plane to London.
James Bond: [Walking past her] Do those orders include my friend Mathis?
Strawberry Fields: [to Mathis] I'm sorry, I don't know who you are.
James Bond: [to Mathis] You see? You've been gone for such a short time and you're already forgotten.
Mathis: You're just saying that to hurt me.
Strawberry Fields: [Following Bond out] Mr. Bond, these orders come from ...
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Spoofed in Quantum for Allkopi (2015) See more »


Another Way to Die
Music by Jack White
Lyrics by Jack White
Performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys
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Something is not quite right with this latest Bond offering
6 November 2008 | by (Earth) – 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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