Reviews Counted: Fresh: Rotten: Critics Consensus: Casino Royale disposes of the silliness and gadgetry that plagued recent Rating : PG (for intense sequences of violent. Ben Child: The film that revived the franchise, bringing a dash of 21st-century realism with its brutalised, melancholy hero. Casino Royale movie reviews & Metacritic score: After earning his license to kill, James Bond's first mission takes him to Madagascar where he is to spy. November 2, Full Review…. Only the torture scene feels like it's holding back it's almost as tastefully done as the old TV version but that's probably fear of the censors. He lends a harsh wit and a thuggish charm to the character and by the end he's no longer the new guy, he is Bond, James Bond. She has stripped him of his emotional armor. Martin Campbell directs a sleek, suspenseful and provocative revamping of the acclaimed Ian Fleming saga. Seeing him run and sweat isn't half as much fun as seeing him act. Liquor tie-ins include Heineken and Smirnoff Vodka, goodies include Aston Martingale sistem, Jaguar, Sony Vaio, Sony Ericsson, Omega watch, Bodyworld Museum exhibit; Virgin Atlantic airline including airport cameo by owner Richard Branson ; Coca-Cola. Of course I know they use doubles book of ra paytable deceptive camera angles and edits to cover impossibilities, but the point is: And he does it with an actor's skill, an athlete's grace and a dangerous glint that puts you on notice that Bond, James Bond, is back in business. The tone is much edgier and nastier than the Brosnan movies, harking back more to Dr. Lazar Ristovski as Kaminofsky. Much drinking champagne, martinis, brandy, Scotch and oh yes, those liquor sponsored placements NOW PLAYING Casino Royale. The killings are nasty and the aftermath has to be dealt with in a way Bonds have never done before. Game of Thrones The new trailer analyzed shot-by-shot. After a very nasty and violent killing in a men's room, shot in grainy monochrome, Bond earns his official double-0 rating with a second wet job: A safe community is important to us. But Craig strikes some very erotic sparks from Vesper Lynd, with some loaded bantering over dinner in a first-class railway compartment, and finally, from him, a dead-straight passionate declaration of love. Any questions about Daniel Craig's worthiness are thrown out almost immediately as we are handed a film filled to the brim with exquisite action and explosive emotion.