|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Sci-fi/Fantasy, Thriller - Crime|
|Studio:||20th Century Fox|
|Collections:||Must-sees, UK top 50 weekly chart|
|Run time:||2 hours 17 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Apr 2013|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Kaleem Aftab from LOVEFiLM
Daniel Craig cements his 007 capabilities, while Javier Bardem steps in as one of the great Bond villains.
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Not your typical BOND Film, but a Very Different type of BOND FilmBy a customer , 27 Oct 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Skyfall is almost as good as Casino Royal but definitely a lot better than Quantum of Solace, the plot makes more sense! Oh a difficult film to review. This isnt your typical Bond Film. Its perhaps the most unique and odd Bond film ever made out of all them. It doesnt follow the same formula as the rest of the series. Yes, theres Bond Girls, a Bond Villain and a great opening sequence, but the film, dare I say, is more about M (Dench who is awesome) rather than about Bond himself.
After the opening sequence, it takes while to get into, about and 1 hour and a half, as soon as Bardem makes his appearance who is very good as the bad guy. It reminded me of how The Dark Knight went along, although Skfall not as cleverly accomplished as that film. The action scenes are decent, but not as memorable as past Bond films like Casino Royal. Craig is showing some Bond humour now, but not on a Roger Moore humour level, that will take a miracle! And Q returns, which great, but no invisible car, which is great too.
I like the ending, sombre but it allows Daniel Craigs Bond to go in a new direction, which I look forward to seeing. Overall a very, very, different Bond Film, that is enjoyable to watch, but it isnt perfect. Hopefully Chris Nolan will direct the next one and show his interpretation of the perfect Bond.
Good effort 007.
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What a waste of talentBy a customer , 22 May 2013You have a bunch of highly talented actors (Bardem, Dench, Fiennes) in this film who give their best, but unfortunately cannot make-up for the lack of substance, the stereotypical development of the story, and the emotional superficiality of the main characters. The stunning scenaries and technical effects keep you going for a while, until you get bored... What annoyed me the most in this film was Bond's female assistant... in the past at least they had some wit. Now they are casted as brainless, over-confident military-barbies, who think of themselves as very clever and funny - you'd think the director hired them directly from Sugar's last year's Apprentice... I switched off the telly half way through, because I couldn't stand it any longer...
Not a bond fan but impressed with this filmBy a customer , 21 May 2013I am not a 007 fan but decided to give it a try and I was not disappointed - this has restored by faith in James Bond and I am now going to rent the other Daniel Craig 007 films. The fantastic plot and action scenes had me sitting on the edge of my seat for the full length of the film. If you are not a bond fan but enjoy a good action film then please rend this movie!
Excellant Film !By Marie82 (2 reviews) , 21 May 2013BRILLIANT !! A must see... I am not normally a Bond fan but this with Casino Royale are excellant ! and Daniel Craig is worth watching it for aswell !!
Best Bond EverBy Ash82 (21 reviews) , 20 May 2013Great film, well thought out, well acted and well directed. Gets into the background of Bond in a realistic gritty way which is cool, and believable. Finally, Javier Bardem is a brilliant villain and this is well worth a watch. My favourite Bond was Goldeneye but its now Skyfall... BRAVO.
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BORING WASTE OF MY TIMEBy a customer , 20 May 2013So disappointing i was bored watching it Daniel Craig bond is so boring there is no gadgets or anything cool its basically a bad drama..i rather have Pierce Brosnan back he would do a better job at 60 daniel craig needs to leave now.