Actor Daniel Craig assumes the role formerly occupied by such screen greats as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton to set out on the character's very first 007 mission. James Bond has earned his "00" status by masterfully executing a pair of death-defying professional assassinations. Now assigned the task of traveling to Madagascar to ...Read MoreActor Daniel Craig assumes the role formerly occupied by such screen greats as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton to set out on the character's very first 007 mission. James Bond has earned his "00" status by masterfully executing a pair of death-defying professional assassinations. Now assigned the task of traveling to Madagascar to spy on notorious terrorist Mollaka (Sebastien Foucan) for his maiden voyage as a 007 agent, Bond boldly goes against MI6 policy to launch an independent investigation that finds him traversing the Bahamas in search of Mollaka's notoriously elusive terror cell. Subsequently led into the company of the mysterious Dimitrios (Simon Abkarian) and his exotic girlfriend, Solange (Caterina Murino), Bond soon realizes that he is closer than ever to locating well-guarded terrorist financier Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), the man who has personally bankrolled some of the most prevalent terrorist organizations on the planet. When Bond learns that Le Chiffre is planning to partake in an upcoming high-stakes poker game to be played at Montenegro's Le Casino Royale and use the winnings to establish his financial grip on the globe, M (Judi Dench) assigns beguiling agent Vesper (Eva Green) the task of watching over the fledgling agent as he plays against Le Chiffre in a covert attempt to destroy the nefarious gambler's well-established monetary stronghold in the underworld once and for all. Bond will need more than his legendary gambling skills in order to win this dangerous game, though, and after allying himself with local MI6 field agent Mathis (Giancarlo Giannini) and CIA operative Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), the endlessly suave super-spy puts on his poker face for a high-stakes game of cards in which the stakes are not measured in dollars, but human lives. Jason Buchanan, RoviRead Less
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Dec 6, 2009
Simply the Best
I don't watch movies all that often, but a friend recommended this to me as "the best Bond movie EVER." I have to agree. The story line is fantastic...so much better than all the rest. Daniel Craig is superb as Bond.
Dec 4, 2009
I thought the movie was great! Action packed as all the James Bond movies are. Its really easy to sit down and become indulged in the feature!!
Jun 25, 2009
This Casino was not Royal
This was a disgustingly violent and crude movie and to call it entertainment is a real stretch. We are "007" fans and had not seen this one, so you can imagine how disappointed we were. Daniel Craig was definitely not in the same league with other actors who have been cast as "007." It's too bad we can't "unbuy" this DVD. We did not put it in our giveaway box either .. we just threw it away. What a waste of money and time!
Jun 21, 2009
Daniel Craig proves that he indeed does make a good James Bond. His is uniquely different than the others before him, nevertheless he pull it off easily. Martin Campbell directs with lots of verve.