Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
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.
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
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
This is the 23rd James Bond movie in the EON Productions official series and the 25th theatrically released James Bond film including the spoof Casino Royale (1967) and the unofficial Never Say Never Again (1983). It is also the 26th James Bond film if counting the TV episode tele-movie Climax!: Casino Royale (1954). Moreover, Skyfall's associated video-game, 007 Legends (2012), which has a 'Skyfall' mission, is also the 23rd title in its James Bond video-game series. See more »
When leaving the hearing after the shooting, M's assistant Tanner has M get in the back on the right side, then walks around to the left side to drive. But in England, the driver seat is on the right side, not the left. See more »
[Speaking on a blue tooth device]
Ronson's down. He needs a medical evac.
Where is it? Is it there?
Hard drives gone.
It's gone. Give me a minute.
They must have it! Get after them!
I'm stabilizing Ronson.
We don't have the time!
I have to stop the bleeding!
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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 »
This is a dark Bond film but not as gritty, sophisticated, and elegant as Casino Royale. It's been a big let down since the reboot of Casino Royale. Quantum of Solace and Skyfall are just awful. There are so many flaws in the plot and the Bond feeling just isn't there. The storyline overall is a very cliché and I've never been so bored from watching a Bond movie. Craig makes a great Bond and Casino Royale is easily one of the best Bond movies. But I think they've been just hiring the wrong directors since then. The cinematography is great but the direction isn't clear, action is subpar and the character development (especially the villain) just isn't there. They might need to bring back Martin Campbell to revive the series. I have no idea how the heck this movie got so many positive reviews from so called professional critics.
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