Written December 05, 2016
The director decided to take a different turn from the as expected bond movies and failed to deliver an exciting new film. I get that he tried to paint this dark portrait of bond but your no Michael Bay. The first 20 min of the movie is what I expected and then it turned into a long drawn out plot that had me thinking when will this movie be over? As it ended I felt relief but also a feeling that I'm glad he killed this movie because I'm sure the next one will be much better. I've never felt that during a bond movie. I dont blame the actors, I think they did an excellent job, I blame the director. I would wait to rent this dont waist your time in a theater.
Written November 12, 2012
our new 007 is not polished like the old ones, hes not that pretty boy that we are used to, he comes across as more believable , hard core . his character made my heart race and root for him. never got that pulled in with the other bonds. fast paced, of course and miss moneypenny never looked THIS good, wow. the fireworks would make any pyromaniac proud, 4th of july in scotland, who would have thought?
Written July 25, 2016
There were times when it wasn't clear how Bond got from one place to another. All of a sudden he was just there! The action was intense and fantastic. It is a must see movie.
Written July 26, 2016
I had not been to a James Bond movie in years, but LOVED it! Great story, lots of action, of course, and several twists. MUST GO!
Written September 28, 2016
Skyfall is an interesting venture for Bond, one that I liked but others who were expecting a more traditional exposition may find less appealing. Certainly it has exotic locations, beautiful women, and action a-plenty, but the plot is what's different. It's "smaller", focusing on one man's quest for revenge and another man's quest for redemption rather than world domination or economic collapse. Therefore, it's also much more personal for Bond and others in his world.
The cinematography is first-rate, with stylistic beauty seldom seen in an action film, and a complicated but comprehensible script that unfolds in several layers that gives the viewers time to figure it out before the characters do and then wait for the mayhem to be delivered. And deliver it does; however in a way that's also plausible (no hollowed-out volcano craters this time) and at the same time brutal in its simplicity.
This isn't for everyone; but for fans of Bond it is a compelling chapter in his legend.