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Skyfall (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  9 November 2012 (USA)
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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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9 November 2012 (USA)  »

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007: Operación Skyfall  »

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Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Actor Javier Bardem has described his Raoul Silva villain character as "An angel of death - a very cleanshaven person who happens to be rotten on the inside. He has a very personal objective - he's not trying to destroy the world. And he is on a straight line to that objective: he is a man seeking revenge. It's about being focused on the one person he wants to eliminate." Bardem has also explained about finding the character inside the villain: "It's always about who's the person behind the character. It would be very difficult for me to play a role that I just saw as some kind of symbol. In this case, there is a man suffering, a man full of pain and frustration, who simply wants to fix the situation. Within that journey, there was room to be funny or aggressive, but I could perfectly understand who he was, and that helped me to portray him." See more »

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Crazy Credits

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Pretty bad, what a let down
1 August 2015 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

As many have noted, this is a dark Bond series. 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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