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Quantum of Solace

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2008
  • Marc Forster
  • 101 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Spy adventure starring Daniel Craig. Following betrayal by his lover, secret agent James Bond embarks upon a globe-trotting mission to discover the truth. Soon, 007 comes into contact with the shadowy Quantum organisation, whose intentions are decidedly sinister...

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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James BondDaniel Craig
CamilleOlga Kurylenko
Dominic GreeneMathieu Amalric
MJudi Dench
Rene MathisGiancarlo Giannini
Agent FieldsGemma Arterton
Felix LeiterJeffrey Wright
Mr WhiteJesper Christensen
Gregg BeamDavid Harbour
Mr SlateNeil Jackson
Bill TannerRory Kinnear
Foreign SecretaryTim Pigott-Smith
General MedranoJoaquín Cosío
Guy HainesPaul Ritter
CorrineStana Katic
Ocean Sky receptionistSarah Hadland
Perla de las Dunas receptionistOona Chaplin

Crew

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DirectorMarc Forster

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd
Released on
2008-10-31
Languages
English | German | Italian | French | Spanish
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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