Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 03/19/2012
After Casino Royale reset the franchise and breathed fresh life into the character of Bond, Quantum immediately follows it up with a well staged but overly familiar bullet-riddled car chase. Bond is then chased by men with foreign accents atop motorcycles/speedboats/jet fighters and jumps out of a plane without a parachute. Again. Female agents are once more demoted to dolly birds who hurtle into Bond's bed with such ferocious speed they threaten to break the sound barrier, only to instantaneously wind up in a body bag (as usual) and he battles a shadowy multinational organization with a hidden agenda but with a rather dreary nerd in command instead of a cat stroking cartoon character. The problem with Quantum Of Solace is it makes the mistake of making Bond go rogue; this always sounds …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/16/2011
James Bond (Daniel Craig) goes after businessman environmentalist Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric). bond meets Camille Montes (Olga Kurylenko) who has plans of avenging her families death. Bond asks help from René Mathis since he feels M (Dench) mistakes him for a killer. Dominic owns majority of Bolivia's water supply and forces Medrano (Joaquin Cosio) to accept a new contract that makes Greene Planet Bolivia's sole water utility company for higher rates. Themes of trust, inner demons, power and moving on were exhibited.
Action packed sequences in land, water and air from start to end. The screenplay however was all over and the antagonist just wasn't that vicious compared to its other films. You have a serious angst-ridden unappealing killing machine instead of the suave, …
Beyond Chaos - wrote on 06/12/2010
Quantum of Solace, compared to Casino Royale - that stupendous franchise reboot in 2006 - is a huge disappointment. What's more, it's underwhelming. James Bond should never be underwhelming.
Unlike most, I thought this entry was pretty decent. Although it needed to slice out three-fourths of the action, replace it with plot and bump up the running time to about two hours, I wasn't pissed off at the end result. To quote Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, "Suppose that's something."
There's been much criticism about the controversial "shaky cam" cinematographic technique. The action sequences are indeed ineptly shot but they're not too hard to follow. The problem is there's so many of them that it becomes ridiculous. Apparently Michael G. Wilson/Barbara Broccoli/Marc Forster felt that …
*Sarah* - wrote on 12/29/2008
Forensic intelligence links an MI6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille, a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene, a ruthless business man and major force within the mysterious organisation, Quantum.
That time has come again for another Bond film's release and I was once again there to catch it. Ever since I was 11, back in 1999 for the release of The World is Not Enough, I've caugh every Bond film since at the cinema. This time around the cinema was packed full of people of all ages. All I can say is Quantum of Solace equals Casino Royale but for me I prefer the realistic take on the story here than Casino Royale.
Althought I loved Casino Royale, it had a full …
MovieMike - wrote on 11/27/2008
Daniel Craig’s second outing in ‘QOS’, as James Bond, is every bit as physical and action driven as the first installment, ‘Casino Royale’. Director Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, The Kite Runner) takes the reins this time and gives us an even more visceral portrayal of our favorite MI-6 agent. While noted as a sequel, ‘QOS’ doesn’t rest solely on the previous events, but does carry forward the angst from Bond’s experience of loss and betrayal of his love, Vesper, and Bond is angling for some revenge. The plot here is pure Bond formula, with a shadowy organization bent on manipulating governments and resources. Dame Judi Dench, returns as ‘M’ and provides even more depth to the complex relationship she shares with 007. Jeffrey Wright also reprises his role as Felix …
BlueMoon614 - wrote on 11/26/2008
I agree with most critics that Daniel Craig is refreshing as Bond. I think he can balance the action with the sauve personality...at times. A huge fan of Casino Royale, having seen it several times in the theater and purchasing it the day it came out, I was a little disappointed with this sequel. I am not complaining about the fact that it was a revenge flick. I am okay with the fact that it had a lot of action. I love action. My biggest complaint is that what started out as a continuation and revenge flick turned into a movie about a small sideline story within an even larger story arc. The press has already reported that Craig has been signed on to do 4 more Bond flicks. This fact is quite apparent in the ending of the movie, which leaves you disappointed. I am all for …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 11/21/2008
If a person was to read only the first sentence of this review, I would say watch “Casino Royale” right before jumping into “Quantum of Solace” because it is a direct continuation (reminiscent of “Halloween II”–about one hour gap) and there’s plethora of references (such as familiar faces and familiar scenes) to its predecessor. That said, I think this is a good installment in the James Bond franchise but not a great one. Critics complain about how this is not the same Bond they’ve come to know in the past. That argument/complaint has expired since the success of the exemplary “Casino Royale” and I’m not going to get into it. I’ve come to fully accept and love the new Bond (Daniel Craig) even though he reminds me a bit of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon).
One of the …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/20/2008
Right at the start, you know this Bond is going to be different. Gone are the days of the happy-go-lucky spy with a quick quip and charming smile. No, now we have a merciless spy, steely-eyed, cold, calculated and all business.
No, I'm not talking about Jason Bourne, however, for the first 45 minutes or so, you could be forgiven for mistaking Quantum of Solace for the 4th Bourne movie. With jump cuts, chases and fights, this Bond ups the ante action. Still, I hold a special place for the Bond of old, so while the change is refreshing, it's not always satisfying.
My main gripe isn't that they took out some old standbys - no gadgets, no "Bond. James Bond." heck, no martinis - I can handle that. What bothered me was the weak villain and female lead. Sure, our man was evil - shady, …
Alex - wrote on 11/19/2008
As many have stated, Daniel Craig is a great bond. Probably the best Bond since conery. Yea, he is rugged, ruthless, and a bad ass. But, it's when he wears the suit and tie and he just squints at his enemy. He is Bond. The bad thing is that he is too rugged at times. I understand that is the direction they are initially try to take him. But, Bond is virtually untouchable. It is a myth as to why he has not been shot or killed - and is rarely scraped. He emits Superman-esque qualities. While Craig does this as well - he is closer to Batman in that he is merely human.
Quantum of Solace is a down grade from Casino Royale. I regret to admit that I have only seen CR one time. But, I had incredible feelings while watching that movie, and this one I did not. It is QOS is a solid …
kcvidkid - wrote on 11/18/2008
I'm not a fan of James Bond. I've never even seen a single Sean Connery version! But ever since "The Man With the Golden Gun", I've seen most of the others.
My point is that I cannot tell you how faithful the new one is to 007. All I can say is that, like most of the others, it is pretty entertaining.
I can also respond to the comments that seem to be common among the critics this time around.
First, "Quantum of Solace" is the most action-packed Bond movie yet. Hmmmm. Not necessarily. It most certainly was not non-stop action, anyway. The long, talky stretches are still there. What was different to me was the style of the action sequences, particularly at the begininng. I don't know if we blame the director or the editor (or both), but there are so many short, choppy …