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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

007 - Quantum of Solace  »

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Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€8,351,037 (France) (2 November 2008)

Gross:

$168,368,427 (USA) (25 January 2009)
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Trivia

The media in 2008 reported that Gemma Arterton once had six fingers on each hand. This is a condition known as polydactyly. She called it her "little oddity". Bond villains have long been famous for having some kind of physiological dysfunction. To date, no Bond movie villain characters have had this trait, though Dr. No (1962) had metal hands, Carl Stromberg in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) had webbed-hands and there was also Mr. Goldfinger (1964). Lee Fu-Chu in the Bond novel "Brokenclaw" was born with his left hand's thumb on the opposite side of his palm whilst The Sheik villain in the Eurospy movie Agent 505 - Todesfalle Beirut (1966) has four fingers. See more »

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In the opening chase, Bond's car door is torn off, but as it spins around not only is the door there, but there isn't a scratch on the driver's side. See more »

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Perla de las Dunas Receptionist: I was told you needed something. How can I help you?
General Medrano: What a lovely question.
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Written by David Arnold
Produced by Four Tet (as Kieran Hebden)
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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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