Daniel Craig returns as Agent 007, starring alongside OSCAR® Winner Javier Bardem* in SKYFALL. When Bond’s latest assignment goes gravely wrong, MI6 is attacked and M (Judi Dench) is forced to relocate the agency. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows, following a twisted trail to the mysterious Silva (Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.
*Supporting Actor, No Country For Old Men, 2007
**Includes Shooting Bond:
*The Title Sequence
Cast & Crew
It's been a long time since I enjoyed a Bond movie so much.
'Quantum of Solace,' was a dour, dire letdown. This picture's a substantial bounce back, and easily the best Craig Bond picture. Emotional depth and all.
The cool accomplishment of Skyfall, 23rd in the Broccoli franchise, is that it seems a necessary, rather than mandatory, addition to the year's popular culture.
Among the most ambitious imaginings of Bond to date: dark, supple, and punctuated with moments of unanticipated visual brilliance.
Mendes' approach to action is classical and elegant - no manic editing and blurry unintelligible images here - but what makes the movie special is the attention he pays his actors.
"Skyfall" is a different kind of Bond movie, one that works just fine on its own terms, but a steady diet of this might kill the franchise. One "Skyfall" is enough.
Great heroes are often enhanced by the villains they face, and such is the situation here. To really work, Bond needs great bad guys. Silva is bad at its best.