- PG-13 (for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking)
- Running time:
- 143 minutes
In this latest installment of the Bond franchise, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
- Release date:
- November 9, 2012
- Quick review:
- The 23rd Bond film, and the third with Daniel Craig as the steely 007, takes a veddy British turn, even if it starts in Istanbul and hopscotches across the Pacific. Javier Bardem is the fey and psycho (and not terribly interesting) villain and Judi Dench is back, and bristling, as M. There’s a new young Q (Ben Whishaw) pleased with himself, and there’s a fussy parliamentarian (Ralph Fiennes) displeased with MI6’s security lapses. Berenice Marlohe is the exotic Bond girl, Naomie Harris the empowered one. Great action, and a bit of Bond backstory, too.