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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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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Craig ... James Bond
Olga Kurylenko ... Camille
Mathieu Amalric ... Dominic Greene
Judi Dench ... M
Giancarlo Giannini ... Rene Mathis
Gemma Arterton ... Strawberry Fields
Jeffrey Wright ... Felix Leiter
David Harbour ... Gregg Beam
Jesper Christensen ... Mr. White
Anatole Taubman ... Elvis
Rory Kinnear ... Bill Tanner
Tim Pigott-Smith ... Foreign Secretary
Joaquín Cosio ... General Medrano
Fernando Guillén Cuervo ... Colonel of Police
Jesús Ochoa ... Lt. Orso
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Storyline

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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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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UK | USA

Release Date:

14 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

007 - Quantum of Solace See more »

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The sunglasses worn by Daniel Craig in the film are Tom Ford TF0108 19V, with a semi-matte rhodium frame, black leather temple tips, and smoke blue lenses. See more »

Goofs

We learn from M that Dominic Greene was found dead in the desert with two bullets in his skull and motor oil in his stomach. Presumably Greene drank the oil, and was then shot. Why would Green's murderers kill him if he had just did that to himself by ingesting oil? If Quantum was trying to make a lesson out of Greene, why not let him writhe in agony rather than deliver a coup de grace? See more »

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Carabinieri on Radio: Station from Patrol 48 - grey Aston Martin followed by a black Alfa Romeo driving towards the quarries. Gunshot fire.
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Crazy Credits

James Bond will return See more »

Alternate Versions

Following an advisory screening of a rough cut the film was pre-cut on BBFC advice before official submission to the Board for a formal cinema classification, with edits made in two scenes in the finale. At this point it was officially passed "uncut" as a 12A. More detailed notes can be found on the BBFC's website. Worldwide versions are this same pre-cut version. See more »

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What happened?
26 March 2009 | by igorturbanSee all my reviews

As a longtime Bondfan I don't know what to say. I can't defend this movie because it is incredibly dull from start to finish.

Did the 2nd unit take complete control of the first half of the film? Long action scene -- 1 min dialogue -- long action scene -- 1 minute dialogue -- long action scene etc. etc... There's no attempt from the director to build up some kind of atmosphere or intrigue. The story is weak and there is no memorable dialogue at all. Even the editing is a mess and makes the film painful to watch sometimes.

Daniel Craig is rather anonymous in the whole film. He is more Bourne than Bond, and it seems like he just waiting for his paycheck. I liked him in Casino Royale but after this film I am not sure if he has what it takes to carry the mantle in 3-4 films. Anyway, James Bond Will Return! Well, hopefully.


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