Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace

Marc Forster (2008)

101min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Daniel Craig's second outing as James Bond had a famously troubled production, which may explain why it fails to deliver on the promise of its predecessor, Casino Royale. Picking up events directly after that film's climax, it sees Bond looking for answers after the death of his lover, Vesper Lynd. The trail leads to Quantum, a mysterious organisation that has infiltrated the world's corridors of power and is moving to instigate a regime change in Bolivia. Marc Forster's take on 007 was hit by a writer's strike during its making, and the script suffers as a result, with the paranoid storyline as nonsensical as the Ian Fleming-inspired title. But viewed solely as an action spectacle, there's still plenty of excitement, not least a close-up, shaky-cam fight in an anonymous hotel (très Bourne) and an artfully staged gun battle at the opera. Craig may be ill-served by the material on this occasion, but his committed performance as the spy hero remains eminently watchable.

Summary

James Bond sets out on a personal mission of vengeance as he pursues the secret criminal organisation Quantum. His search leads him to the head of an ecological corporation, who is plotting to orchestrate a coup in a Latin American country to get his hands on a precious natural resource. Spy thriller sequel, starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Judi Dench, Gemma Arterton and Mathieu Amalric.

Cast & Crew

James Bond Daniel Craig
Camille Olga Kurylenko
Dominic Greene Mathieu Amalric
M. Judi Dench
Rene Mathis Giancarlo Giannini
Strawberry Fields Gemma Arterton
Felix Leiter Jeffrey Wright
Mr White Jesper Christensen
Director Marc Forster
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Other Information

Language: English, Spanish, Italian, French +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Pictures Corporation LtdGuidance: Violence.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 31 Oct 2008
Drama