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No Time to Die

  • Action
  • Thriller
  • 2020
  • Cary Fukunaga
  • 163 mins
  • 12A

Summary

James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Daniel Craig's last hurrah as 007 ticks every hoped-for Bond-shaped box in a smart, absorbing thriller with some surprising twists. Disillusioned by earlier events, the now reclusive agent is lured out of retirement to thwart the spread of germ-based, DNA-specific weaponry, first developed by British intelligence, and now in the hands of Rami Malek's sinister supervillain Lyutsifer Safin - a mission that forces him to confront uncomfortable truths close to home. It's arguably Craig's most human portrayal in the franchise, a flawed and weary Bond dogged by regrets yet primed for the inevitable heroics, with assistance from paramour Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) and Ana de Armas as a scene-stealing CIA agent. Malek isn't entirely convincing as the soft-spoken overlord intent on genocide (and is considerably less chilling than Christoph Waltz's reprisal of Ernst Blofeld in a Hannibal Lecter-style cameo), but the wonderfully white-knuckle stunts and action sequences don't disappoint.

Credits

Cast

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James BondDaniel Craig
Lyutsifer SafinRami Malek
Madeleine SwannLéa Seydoux
PalomaAna de Armas
MRalph Fiennes
Eve MoneypennyNaomie Harris
QBen Whishaw
Felix LeiterJeffrey Wright
NomiLashana Lynch
Logan AshBilly Magnussen
ObruchevDavid Dencik
Ernst Stavro BlofeldChristoph Waltz
TannerRory Kinnear
Primo (Cyclops)Dali Benssalah
MathildeLisa-Dorah Sonnet
Dr HardyHugh Dennis

Crew

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DirectorCary Fukunaga

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2021-09-30
Languages
English | German | Russian | Italian | French | Spanish
Guidance
violence, swearing
Formats
Colour

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