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For longtime fans of the franchise, Casino Royale offers some retro kicks. Bond wins his iconic Astin-Martin at the gaming table, and when a bartender asks if he wants his martini "shaken or stirred," he disdainfully replies, "Do I look like I give a damn?" There's no Moneypenny or "Q," but Dame Judi Dench is back as the exasperated M, who one senses, admires Bond's "bloody cheek." A Bond film is only as good as its villain, and Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre, who weeps blood, is a sinister dandy. From its punishing violence and virtuoso action sequences to its romance, Casino Royale is a Bond film that, in the words of one character, makes you feel it, particularly during an excruciating torture sequence. Double-0s, Bond observes early on, "have a short life expectancy." But with Craig, there is new life in the old franchise yet, as well as genuine anticipation for the next one when, at last, the signature James Bond theme kicks in following the best last line ever in any Bond film. To quote Goldie Hawn in Private Benjamin, now I know what I've been faking all these years. --Donald Liebenson
Stills from Casino Royale (click for larger image)
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My friend is a movie fan, it's a gift and he enjoys the movie.Published 3 days ago by Lily of the Valley
If you haven't seen this film I'm guessing you don't like James Bond. Great, great film. A little something for everyone.Published 4 days ago by Phill.The.Thrill
love this movie great condition i would buy from this seller again
thank you Julia
Love this movie. I think Daniel Craig was a good choice for the next 007.Published 7 days ago by AZNshopper
Must see Bond! All your fears will be laid to rest. One of the best Bond films yet.Published 14 days ago by J. Burk
I would never see him, but at least I'd know my real father's name. :(Published 15 days ago by Kevin Stich
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|Great... another double dip.||
I'd hope the "Texas Hold-Em Edition" comes with playing cards and that rumored international cut.
Wait, what am I saying? I don't want to buy this again. You're right, this marketing strategy sucks!
Dec 13, 2008 by AMP | See all 5 posts
|What's the reason for the audio problems in Casino Royale?||
I guess it has to do with dynamic range, I'll try to be brief and keep it straight and simple: given a format's dynamic range, one can go for a mid-high dynamic range soundtrack and keep average levels consistently high while saving some threshold for stuff like explosions, thunder storms and... Read More
Mar 29, 2007 by Jose Antonio Nieto Pascual | See all 9 posts
|Eva Green looks much better in WITHOUT the makeup . . .||
I completely agree. But she still looks great throughout the film.
Oct 11, 2008 by P. O'Rourke | See all 5 posts
|Does it come with the slip sleeve actually?||
not anymore just when it was originally released
Sep 16, 2009 by Brian Ferrill | See all 2 posts
|Favorite Bond Girls||
Caroline Monroe from the helicopter in "The Spy Who Loved Me"
Feb 18, 2008 by Malcolm A. Chambers | See all 12 posts
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