Casino Royale Synopsis
James Bond (Daniel Craig) enters a high-stakes poker game with a man who finances terrorists.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Casino Royale is fresh, actually fresh.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This movie is NEW from the get-go. It could be your first Bond. In fact, it was the first Bond; it was Ian Fleming's first 007 novel, and...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Relaunches the series by doing something I wouldn't have thought possible: It turns Bond into a human being again -- a gruffly charming yet...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Fans of anyone other than Sean Connery who has played James Bond may want to look away, because admirers of Ian Fleming's 007 novels are...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Craig gives us James Bond in the fascinating act of inventing himself. This you do not want to miss.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
What a relief to escape the series' increasing bondage to high-tech gimmicks in favor of intrigue and suspense featuring richly nuanced...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Daniel Craig isn't merely acceptable, but formidable. His Bond is at least the equal of the best ones before him, and beats all of them in...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Like Connery - but in different proportions - Craig is earthy and erotic, holding himself like a smoking gun.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If you miss the old cliches, consider whether, after 21 Bond films and countless parodies, your response is simply Pavlovian.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film is about a half hour too long. The third act drags and an extended high-stakes poker game doesn't always keep our attention. But...
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Casino Royale Movie Review

By Asianfreak
75 out of 100 A new take on the Bond franchise and it's safe to say, it ain't bad....

Casino Royale

By ironman15
this is a really good movie. like every thing about this movie was good. the acting was good. like Danial Craig was awesome. to me Bronson was better. but Craig was up there with him. the plot was a...


By k87grad
Not even a James Bond fan, but loved this one. D. Craig is an excellent Bond, right up there with Sean Connery (if not even better). I definitely recommend this one!...

Bloody Cool!

By chandlerohana
Now that was believable! Craig's character is what one would expect from the best agent you got. Kotta kick real butt in a real world today....

Craig is the Man

By Bond007Rules
Have to admit when I heard that Daniel Craig was the next Bond I was disappointed, I thought that Pierce Bronsan had some more movies in him as Bond. But being the 007 fan that I am I had to see...


By MrMomoney
Great story line. Lots of action and suspense....

Bond returns home

By jmpc007
Bond has returned to his roots & it is WONDERFUL!!!! Daniel Craig is just wonderful as 007. Screw all the naysayers. Casino Royale shows you how James Bond becomes the hero we all know & love....

my favorite bond film

By ilikepizza
great movie here...

Casino Royale

By imaxer
Action packed! The new Bond did a great job. I will definetly see it again....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of violent action, a scene of torture, sexual content and nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Darker than usual Bond; too violent for tweens.
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