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Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

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Storyline

When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves. Written by JoaoBond

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Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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$200,000,000 (estimated)

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$88,364,714 (USA) (9 November 2012)

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$304,360,277 (USA) (8 March 2013)
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Trivia

Sixth appearance in the official James Bond series of the classic silver-birch Aston Martin DB5 car. The film marks the return of the vehicle which first appeared in Goldfinger (1964) and last appeared in Casino Royale (2006). The DB5 has also appeared in Thunderball (1965), GoldenEye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). The car also features in the James Bond video-games James Bond in Agent Under Fire (2001), 007 Racing (2000), James Bond 007: Blood Stone (2010) and James Bond 007: From Russia with Love (2005) but not in the tie-in video-game 007 Legends (2012) which has instead the Aston Martin DBS. The license plate number of the DB5 in this film is BMT 216A, the same as it was in Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965), the complex the car drives out of resembling that from Goldfinger (1964). The famous DB series of Aston Martin cars is named after Sir David Brown. Brown was an entrepreneur, adventurer, and chairman of Aston Martin from the late 1940s to the 1970s. See more »

Goofs

When Bond is hanging under the elevator he sees the shadows of the opening doors and Patrice stepping out. In the next shot Patrice steps out a second time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
James Bond: Ronson's down!
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Crazy Credits

Bond's traditional shot towards the camera, seen through the barrel of a gun, is placed at the end of this film rather than the beginning. After the blood stops dripping, the James Bond 50th Anniversary logo appears with the words "James Bond will return," below it. See more »

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References Diamonds Are Forever (1971) See more »

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Percussion Improvisation - Konyali
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(Bond's Scorpion Bar Drink)
Written and Performed by Ensemble Hüseyin Türkmenler
From the album "Turkish Bellydance"
Courtesy of ARC Music Productions International Ltd.
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Wow!
25 October 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best Bond movies I have ever seen. The story is superbly put together and has some interesting twists, the action is well done and contains none of the shaky cam which plagued the last film. The actors all do a great job. Some might still be put off by Daniel Craig's rough version of Bond, but I like it and he even has a few good old fashioned one-liners here. I wasn't sure about Javier Bardem as the villain at first. I thought he was a tad too flamboyant but eventually he grew on me, plus he had a very interesting backstory and as you might have guessed already, Judi Dench is fantastic as usual as M and she even has more to do in the story this time arround. This is not a completely formulaic Bond movie. Craig's bond is still more emotional than Connery or Moore ever were and for the first time we get some relatively detailed descriptions of his childhood. And something happens to Bond in the start of the movie that affects him for the rest of the film. But despite all that there are tons of James Bond trademarks like the martini, the introduction and even Q. Some might not like this new very young version of Q but I found him to be funny and very likable. They will never top Desmond Llewelyn's original performance, and instead of making a cheap Llewelyn clone, they make a completely different character which I think is the only right thing to do. This is not only a great Bond movie but just a downright great film.


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