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Good movie, but hard to follow

by Pat on 4/14/2009

Liked the movie and Daniel Craig, but the action was hard to follow sometimes, and the dialog was overwhelmed by the rest of the soundtrack, making the plot hard to follow on the first viewing.

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The new bond is better

on 4/23/2009

Daneil Craig is the best bond yet. I've seen every bond movie and this guy kicks some major A*#. Casino Royale had a much better plot and was easier to follow, but I consider this a worthy effort. The action scenes are top notch and rival the Bourne movies in that department. At least rent it if you don't want to buy it.

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Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 (Daniel Craig) fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M (Judi Dench) interrogate Mr. White (Jesper Christensen) who reveals the organization which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.

Forensic intelligence links a Mi6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful by feisty Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a ruthless business man and major force within the mysterious organization.

On a mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world's most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano (Joaquin Cosio). Using his associates in the organization, and manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA and the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in a Latin American country, giving the General control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land.

In a minefield of treachery, murder and deceit, Bond allies with old friends in a battle to uncover the truth. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists and even M, to unravel Greene's sinister plan and stop his organization.


Studio Tcfhe/mgm
SKU 210664290
UPC 883904134664
UPC 14 00883904134664
Format DVD
Release Date 2/9/2010
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
Name Craig,Daniel
Link Search Link
British Academy Awards (2009) Chris Corbould, Kevin Tod Haug, Nominee, Best Special Visual Effects,James Boyle, et. al., Nominee, Best Sound
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Quantum of Solace meets the Bond of the Moore/Dalton/Brosnan era halfway. It is not as intentionally low-key as Casino Royale, but neither is 007 the indestructible Superman he had become during Brosnan's watch. Prick him, he will bleed. But there is no Q and therefore no gadgets. This Batman has no utility belt. The only constant between the Brosnan and Craig eras is Judi Dench as M. Her presence creates headaches for continuity fetishists, but she adds just the right mix of acid and base to keep things balanced...Sadly, there's something a little hollow about the proceedings. There's no real catharsis. In fact, the whole thing doesn't feel like a complete movie, or at least not a complete Bond movie. While there are plenty of nods to previous Bond outings (such as the Goldfinger-inspired human artwork), the missing staples leave unfilled holes. For example, there is no utterance of "Bond. James Bond." There are none of the verbal puns and one-liners we have come to relish. There's no bloody iris at the beginning (it's at the end). Monty Norman's "James Bond Theme" is relegated to subtle cues in David Arnold's largely generic score, with the "full play" occurring only over the end credits...The film's biggest problem is its director. Marc Forster is an experienced art house filmmaker with impressive credits (most recently, The Kite Runner), but he is clueless when it comes to action sequences. His approach seems to be to shake the camera as much as possible and, to further obscure what's going on, to allow no cut to last more than about a half-second...This is the least satisfying production since The Living Daylights, and that goes back a while...But, as has always been the case with good films and bad ones, there's comfort to be found in the one thing we can rely on: James Bond will return.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review OK, I'll say it. Never again. Don't ever let this happen again to James Bond. "Quantum of Solace" is his 22nd film and he will survive it, but for the 23rd it is necessary to go back to the drawing board and redesign from the ground up. Please understand: James Bond is not an action hero! He is too good for that. He is an attitude. Violence for him is an annoyance. He exists for the foreplay and the cigarette. He rarely encounters a truly evil villain. More often a comic opera buffoon with hired goons in matching jump suits...Daniel Craig remains a splendid Bond, one of the best. He is handsome, agile, muscular, dangerous. Everything but talkative. I didn't count, but I think M (Judi Dench) has more dialogue than 007. Bond doesn't look like the urge to peel Camille has even entered his mind. He blows up a hotel in the middle of a vast, barren, endless Bolivian desert. It's a luxury hotel, with angular W Hotel-style minimalist room furniture you might cut your legs on, and a bartender who will stir or shake you any drink, but James has become a regular bloke who orders lager. Who are the clients at this highest of high-end hotels? Lawrence of Arabia, obviously, and millionaires who hate green growing things...There is no Q in "Quantum of Solace," except in the title. No Miss Moneypenny at all. M now has a male secretary. That Judi Dench, what a fox. Bond doesn't even size her up. He learned his lesson with Plenty. This Bond, he doesn't bring much to the party. Daniel Craig can play suave and he can be funny and Brits are born doing double entendre. Craig is a fine actor. Here they lock him down. I repeat: James Bond is not an action hero! Leave the action to your Jason Bournes. This is a swampy old world. The deeper we sink in, the more we need James Bond to stand above it.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Craig,Daniel
Label Mgm Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
James Jung, Premiere ...thanks to a deft blend of exotic escapism and bare-bones's the perfect Bond film.
Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle ...delivers the goods in bloody high style: explosively, sexily, and with 007 shaken (not stirred) to his icy core.
Stephanie Zacharek, ...[Craig]'s reimagined the character in ways we never could have foreseen. He's Bond with soul.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer Never less than engaging.
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer ...a relentlessly enjoyable star vehicle and a hard-charging action-o-rama full of the usual Bondian elements...
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