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What’s the Best of the James Bond Movies? All 27 007 Films, Ranked
The James Bond movies have been a staple in the world of film since 1962. Actors who play Bond in those movies might even have a clearer path to A-list Hollywood longevity than one-off Oscar winners. Like Batman or Superman , James Bond is beloved — and who should pick up the keys to the agent’s Aston Martin in the next couple of James Bond Movies always sparks quite the debate.
The distinguished group of actors who have played Bond so far include Sir Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. While No Time to Die (2021) seemingly marked the end of Craig’s 007 stint, the search for a new Bond is still very much underway.
Adapted from Ian Fleming’s book series, which debuted in 1953, the 27 James Bond movies available today really vary in terms of quality. So, we’re ranking all of the Bond films, from worst to best. And a gentle reminder: if your favorite doesn’t top our list, don’t be too shaken or stirred.
26. The World is Not Enough (1999)
Although there are many reasons this Brosnan Bond film could be ranked the worst Bond film of all time, no one would be surprised if you placed 100% of the blame on Denise Richards, whose casting as nuclear physicist Christmas Jones comes off as an extremely poor man’s attempt at a Lara Croft character — Richards brought zero talent or training to the role.
Other aspects of the movie seem just as hackneyed, including the great deal of tacked-on action sequences that feel more like filler in a film with such a thin plot.
25. Die Another Day (2002)
If the casting of Richards jumped the shark in terms of having a believable Bond Girl, Die Another Day jumped the rest of the sharks in the tank. While Bond is known for having cool gadgets, the stuff on display here was over-the-top nonsense (ahem, the invisible car…). Not to mention, there are a ton of unnecessary action sequences that do little to advance the plot.
Oh, and did we mention that Madonna plays a sword-fighting instructor? But Brosnan certainly shoulders a lot of the blame here, too. He seems to be playing a parody of James Bond, as if he lost interest in the role. The only positive? Halle Berry’s Bond Girl. Honestly, it’s no wonder this was Brosnan’s last Bond film.
24. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Another Bond movie with a flying car that critics hate, The Man with the Golden Gun suffers from the same lack of direction as this list’s previous two entries. Director Guy Hamilton seems content to cover an uninspired plot with his best impression of a 1970s Michael Bay film — which doesn’t work for moviegoers in either millennium.
23. License to Kill (1989)
Benicio del Toro is the only big-name actor who seems properly casted here, and that includes Dalton’s turn as Bond. The film saw Dalton as a much darker, plodding version of the character, which didn’t fit his natural talents whatsoever.
Director John Glen, who had directed four Bond movies previously, seemed tired, too. To no one’s surprise, it was the last Bond movie with Glen in the director’s chair.
22. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Even the seminal Bond actor Sir Sean Connery is not exempt from making a bad Bond movie. Blame lies with the plot, though, which had all of the right elements — Vegas, baby, Vegas — but just never seemed to live up to its potential.
21. Moonraker (1979)
There’s a limit to the campy tech Bond should employ in each movie, and Moonraker finds that upper limit — and passes it. The results? Not great. Spaceships, skydiving and seafood all deserve their own stage, and when you try to cram them all into the same act, you end up with a three-ring circus.
20. Spectre (2015)
Daniel Craig is one of the more brooding Bonds, but creating an entire movie with this kind of pace can weigh it down. We need something else to counterbalance all that angst. In addition to the slow pacing, bad casting — and some phoned-in performances on top of that — really killed this movie before it even got going.
19. Skyfall (2012)
Javier Bardem and Dame Judi Dench give great performances here, but the rest of the movie just doesn’t measure up — and that includes the script. Clearly, Bardem’s creativity as a performer, and Dench’s gravitas, can only do so much.
Sure, the visual effects and action sequences were impressive in that big-budget production way; it was one of the top-performing Bond films of the Craig era; and it gave us Adele’s Oscar-winning “Skyfall” — but it just doesn’t stand up to repeat viewings.
18. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Like Batman movies , Bond movies oscillate between camp and drama-filled grit. For Your Eyes Only tried to move Bond back into serious fare after a few movies that focused on lighter, popcorn entertainment. But the switch may’ve happened a little too fast.
Caroline Bouquet performs admirably as the Bond Girl with her own agenda, but the movie gets stretched in multiple directions at once, making it a forgettable experience overall.
17. Goldeneye (1995)
Despite being the source movie for the Nintendo 64 classic that introduced gamers — and a new generation — to James Bond in a huge way, the movie itself doesn’t rank up there with the best of Bond . Not even a wonderful turn from the criminally underused Famke Janssen ( X-Men ) can push this one higher up the list.
16. A View to a Kill (1985)
Roger Moore himself has done interviews saying this was his least favorite Bond movie to make. Honestly, his age was showing, and the movie reduced the amount of action scenes because of it. However, what helps save this one are the incredible performances from Grace Jones and Christopher Walken as the dynamic villainous duo May Day and Zorin.
15. No Time to Die (2021)
As the latest of the James Bond movies, No Time to Die has the most installments to learn from. Unfortunately, it seems like the filmmakers tried to stuff all of their learnings and ideas into a single movie, instead of whittling it down.
The upsides are, undoubtedly, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch and Rami Malik. If the plot had been able to fill its entire runtime with just the moments these characters created, it might’ve ranked higher.
14. Octopussy (1983)
The only Bond movie named for a female character, Octopussy is often touted as Moore’s best. The movie boasts some of the series’ most iconic villains, Kamal Khan and General Orlov. And while the hamminess doesn’t translate well to modern audiences, this movie continues to be one of the greatest camp features of all time.
13. Live and Let Die (1973)
Notable for its Blaxploitation turn — although that turn might’ve dated the movie quite a bit for future audiences — Live and Let Die certainly featured one of the better Bond plots. However, its most memorable asset might be the theme song, which was penned by Paul McCartney.
12. Quantum of Solace (2008)
This Bond outing is cold-blooded and vengeful — a complete 180 degree turn from the kitsch of Roger Moore’s Octopussy , for example. Even though the campy fun is gone, his Bond seemed like a right fit for the time it came out. Not to mention, Craig is probably the best James Bond choice for a film that’s more of a character study — and, as always, Dench shines as M.
11. Thunderball (1965)
Not considered one of Connery’s best turns, Thunderball is still a solid entry, even if it puts action sequences before a meaningful plot. Plus, when you consider that the film was shot in the mid-60s, those underwater sequences and cool gadgets kind of look all the more impressive.
10. The Living Daylights (1987)
Timothy Dalton’s 007 was a complete change from Moore’s Bond. Dalton’s take on the character very much made him into a lean, mean fighting machine. So, if you’re looking for a beer-and-brawler take on the James Bond movies, The Living Daylights is a good pick.
9. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Production, plot and casting all flowed together rather nicely in this Roger Moore outing. The Spy Who Loved Me saw Moore working with filmmaker Ken Adam and You Only Live Twice director Lewis Gilbert. The chemistry between these three behind the scenes is apparent throughout the movie, which balances all of the James Bond movies’ better signature traits.
8. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
George Lazenby does a decent job here, but this is perhaps the one Bond film that feels less about the greatness of the beloved character and more about everything else. Right as the plot falters, the action picks up. Plus, Diana Ring plays one of the most commanding Bond Girls ever.
7. Goldfinger (1964)
Goldfinger boasts one of the most memorable theme songs, villains, Bond Girls and tech in the whole series of James Bond movies. Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) is a fan-favorite, unforgettable Bond Girl — and, perhaps, could only be matched by a prime Sean Connery.
6. From Russia with Love (1963)
This was the grittiest Bond that Sir Sean Connery ever played, and audiences absolutely loved it. The casting on the whole is some of the best in the series. Moreover, the gripping plot is widely considered among the best in spy movie history, period — not just in Bond history.
5. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
A criminally underrated entry in the series of James Bond movies, Tomorrow Never Dies features some of the best chemistry between a Bond and Bond Girl. That is, Michelle Yeoh, known for her incredible martial arts abilities, and the charming Pierce Brosnan make this movie a must-watch installment — and, by far, the best of the Brosnan era.
4. You Only Live Twice (1967)
For starters, Little Nellie — a heavily armed autogyro — is one of the best gadgets a James Bond has ever wielded. Legendary set and production designer Ken Adam really outdid himself here. And when Blofield (Donald Pleasence) — the cat-holding criminal mastermind and Bond’s archenemy — steps out of the darkness? Well, he cements so much of what we love about the Bond movies and villains.
3. Casino Royale (2006)
Heralded as a return to form for the series after the mixed Brosnan era, Casino Royale is considered one of the best James Bond movies of all time. Not to mention, it was a perfect debut for the more brooding Daniel Craig Bond. In fact, the film finally gives us a 007 who can match Judi Dench’s gravitas.
Inspired in a way that fans hadn’t experienced since the first few Connery films, Casino Royale served as a reboot, resetting the franchise’s continuity to the start of Bond’s career as a 00. Plus, Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd is the perfect match for Craig’s Bond here.
2. Never Say Never Again (1983)
Only one of two Bond movies not created by Eon, Never Say Never Again brings back Sir Sean Connery 12 years after he said he would no longer play 007. If you’re a real James Bond fan, the world may not be enough, but Connery’s return sure is.
1. Dr. No (1962)
Why did the James Bond movies see such success? Well, in large part because the first one was a total knockout. In fact, many of the series’ signature tropes and traits stem from the Dr. No debut. Sometimes, nothing beats the original.
And We Just Have to Mention… Casino Royale (1967), Too
It’s hard to rank the 1967 Casino Royale alongside the other James Bond movies. It’s not a serious spy thriller and it’s not a campy movie — it’s a straight up parody of Bond and spy movies at large. Although it takes its name from the original Ian Flemming novel of the same name — upon which all the films are based, really, since that book was James Bond’s debut — it was very much a strange road to the screen for Casino Royale (1967) .
So, how’d this all happen? Well, producer Charles K. Feldman acquired the film rights in 1960, hoping to get Casino Royale made by Eon Productions. But Feldman just couldn’t come to terms with the Eon producers, and that inspired him to use those film rights for the purposes of satire. Mainly, he didn’t feel able to compete with Eon, so a spoof was an easy way to separate Casino Royale from the pack.
Released just two months before Eon’s fifth Bond outing ( You Only Live Twice ), Casino Royale was, shockingly, a box office success, grossing over $41.7 million worldwide. Critics panned it, though, noting just how sloppy and disorganized the movie felt. And while several people, including David Niven, play Bond here, we feel it’s at least worth mentioning on any roundup of James Bond movies.
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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 arme... Read all 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. 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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- Goofs Bond uses the mini-EMP device in his watch that was given to him by Q, and in each instance it disables proximate/touching electrical devices, but it doesn't affect the radio transceiver in Bond's ear through which he is communicating with his allies. However, Q did imply that the watch did have a limited range. Obviously it would be designed with a range that would not extend to an earpiece. It's possible that, since Q-Branch produces discrete EMP devices for agents, the boffins also have the smarts to produce EMP-hardened earpieces/'phones/tablets/etc. for complimentary issue to agents also being issued with a personal EMP device.
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After an old friend brings him out of retirement to rescue a kidnapped scientist, British secret service agent James Bond finds himself hunting down a mysterious villain. But he soon discovers that the threat may be greater than just one man, and is forced to confront a danger the likes of which has never been seen before.
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No time to die cast guide: every new & returning bond character.
Daniel Craig is back in his fifth and final outing as superspy James Bond. Here's every new and returning character in Cary Fukunaga's No Time To Die.
Daniel Craig joined the No Time To Die cast for his final outing as James Bond. Along with Craig's 007, the movie's collection of characters supporting him in his last outing is a mix of familiar faces and franchise newcomers. The movie is Craig's fifth outing in the iconic role which started back in 2006's Casino Royale . From allies to foes, Bond is joined by a great collection of actors that range from Oscar winners to exciting newcomers, all of whom add something special to the No Time to Die cast.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time to Die finds Bond starting his new life with Madeleine Swann only for it to be dramatically interrupted by an old enemy as well as the emergence of a new threat that threatens to destroy Bond's whole world. The movie was a satisfying and shocking farewell for Craig's Bond but it also has room to allow for some other memorable performances and characters to share the spotlight. The No Time to Die cast helps make this memorable 007 outing one of the most memorable of the franchise.
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Daniel craig as james bond.
It wouldn't be a James Bond movie without 007 and Craig is back for his final go in the role. After retiring at the end of Spectre , Bond is drawn back into the world of espionage when new information about his lover, Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), surfaces. No Time To Die was a somewhat sad affair, as a culmination of the last 15 years of a role that Craig has poured his heart and soul into. Not only did No Time To Die bring Bond's story full circle, but it also ushered in a new era for the franchise with the surprising way the movie dealt with Bond's ending.
Prior to being cast as the suave British superspy, Craig was best known for Layer Cake, Munich , and Road to Perdition. Though Craig's time as Bond is over, he has already found a new and much different franchise as super sleuth Benoit Blanc in Knives Out and Glass Onion . Craig will return to the role in the upcoming Knives Out 3 .
Léa Seydoux As Madeleine Swann
Léa Seydoux reprises her role of Madeleine Swann in No Time To Die . Madeleine first appeared in 2015's Spectre , teaming up with Bond to take down Christoph Waltz's villain, Ernst Blofeld. Madeleine was seen as the love of Bond's life, bringing him off in to drive off with her at the end of Spectre. In No Time To Die 's opening sequence, Bond discovers that Madeleine has secrets she has kept from him, leading to their falling out. However, the biggest secret is something Bond and fans might never have guessed.
Seydoux broke out with her acclaimed performance in French drama Blue Is The Warmest Color, but prior to that, she had also appeared briefly in another major action franchise with Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Seydoux's other credits include Midnight in Paris, The Lobster , and Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch. She will next be seen as part of the cast of Dune Part II .
Christoph Waltz as Ernst Blofeld
Christoph Waltz returns as villain Ernst Blofeld, a man with a longstanding grudge against Bond who is responsible for various tragic events in 007's life. Blofeld is also the villain behind SPECTRE, the criminal organization that Bond and Madeleine took down in the film of the same name. Though Bloefeld is being kept secretly in custody, he still manages to pull the strings of Bond's life.
Waltz earned two Best Supporting Actor trophies three years apart - one in 2010 for Inglorious Basterds and the other for Django Unchained . Since then, the versatile German-Austrian actor has shown his range in everything from Alita: Battle Angel to The French Dispatch , Muppets Most Wanted to Horrible Bosses 2.
Ralph Fiennes as M
Ralph Fiennes is back as M, the head of MI6. Fiennes' Gareth Mallory took over the position that was held by Judi Dench until Skyfall when her character was tragically killed. M will once again have to oversee MI6 while dealing with the return of Craig's Bond and a new 007 - Lashana Lynch's Nomi. He butts heads with Bond once again while still showing a lot of respect for the former agent.
Fiennes began acting in 1985 and has starred in everything from 1993's Oscar-winning Schindler's List to Maid in Manhattan . He recently earned considerable acclaim for his twisted role in the dark comedy The Menu . Still, the actor is perhaps best known for (if not immediately recognized as) Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter franchise .
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Rami malek as lyutsifer safin.
Rami Malek made his franchise debut as No Time To Die 's villain, Lyutsifer Safin. Coming from a mysterious background, Safin holds a dark connection to Madeleine Swann, and while he and Bond share some of the same enemies, he is one of the most dangerous foes 007 has come up against. Malek found his breakout role in Mr. Robot 's Elliot Anderson, a character he played for four seasons on the USA Network show. Since then, he has gone on to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in the divisive Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody . Malek starred in The Little Things and Amsterdam and will soon be seen in the star-studded cast of Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer .
Lashana Lynch As Nomi
Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch, is No Time To Die 's newest 007 . Entering into service sometime after Bond's retirement at the end of Spectre , Nomi is assigned the iconic three-digit moniker in Bond's place. Nomi and Bond will butt heads but she soon comes to form a mutual respect with the super spy while becoming one of Bond's most valuable allies. Lynch starred as Maria Rambeau, Carol Danvers' best friend, in 2019's Captain Marvel and played a variant of Rambeau in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness . Lynch recently appeared in The Woman King and Matilda the Musical .
Ana de Armas As Paloma
Actress Ana de Armas stars in No Time To Die as Paloma, a CIA agent who assists Bond on his mission. Though she is new to the job and initially seems to be a little bumbling, once the action stars Paloma proves herself to be a more than impressive agent who holds her own alongside Bond with ease
De Armas recently earned an Oscar nomination for her role as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde and can now be seen opposite Chris Evans in the action comedy Ghosted . De Armas has previously starred in Blade Runner: 2049 and Knives Out, and she will soon be headlining the John Wick spinoff movie, Ballerina.
Every Supporting Character in No Time To Die
Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny: M's secretary and a supporter of Bond even during his wilder moments. Harris has played the role since Skyfall . As an actress, Harris rose to prominence after her role in 28 Days Later and she has also starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Southpaw . She earned an Academy Award nomination for her turn in Barry Jenkins' Moonlight .
Ben Whishaw as Q: The Quartermaster of MI6, Q is responsible for outfitting every double-0 agent with the latest high-tech gadgetry. Whishaw previously starred in Cloud Atlas and Mary Poppins Returns. He is also the voice of Paddington in the critically acclaimed family films.
Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter: Leiter is Bond's friend and a CIA field officer who has assisted Craig's character in several films. Wright made his debut in Casino Royale and has appeared in all but one entry, Skyfall . Although Wright currently voices the Watcher in Marvel's What If...? , he is also known for his live-action turns as Bernard Lowe in Westworld and for playing Beetee in the Hunger Games franchise . He starred as Commissioner Jim Gordon in 2022's The Batman .
Billy Magnussen as Logan Ash: Magnussen plays a CIA agent enlisted by Jeffrey Wright's Felix to assist Bond on his mission only to turn out to be a double agent. In addition to No Time To Die , Magnussen has starred in The Many Saints of Newark, The Big Short, Ingrid Goes West, and Aladdin .
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In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Rating: PG-13 (Sequences of Violence & Action|Brief Strong Language|Some Disturbing Images|Some Suggestive Material)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery & thriller
Original Language: English
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Producer: Michael G. Wilson , Barbara Broccoli
Writer: Neal Purvis , Robert Wade , Cary Joji Fukunaga , Phoebe Waller-Bridge , Scott Z. Burns
Release Date (Theaters): Oct 8, 2021 wide
Release Date (Streaming): Nov 9, 2021
Box Office (Gross USA): $160.8M
Runtime: 2h 43m
Production Co: Eon Productions Ltd., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)
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Audience reviews for no time to die.
A bold and beautiful and ending to the Daniel Craig era and one of the best Bond entries I've seen. While the villain is good, he's not exactly the strongest, but where the films strengths lie are in its heroes. Bond and crew are better than ever here. The new 007 is good, Q is great, M is good, everyone is at their best to make this a great ending to the Craig era of films and a full circle film that wraps up everything that this era has done. That said, you may be at your best if you've watched all this films in rapid succession, as there are a lot of callbacks. If you have though, it's a lot of fun, and great for people who have been through the Craig era all the way. It makes a lot of bold choices, and for me anyway they all pay off in an emotional way in a great action spy thriller.
One cannot talk about No Time to Die without talking about finality. I'll try and dance around significant spoilers but the movie by design is meant to serve as the capper to the Daniel Craig era filling out the world's favorite martini-drinking British secret agent. I thought that 2015's Spectre was the swan song for Craig as it brought back a famous franchise villain Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) made the man Bond's secret half-brother, and it tried to explain how every bad thing that seemed to befall Bond was the machinations of an evil conspiracy, and then it literally ends with Bond driving into the sunset in his classic car with his girl (Lea Seydoux) by his side. It felt like the end, and it felt very much like everyone was just done and tired. And then the Bond producers wanted one more shot, or more likely one more lucrative franchise entry, to send an even older, battle-tested Craig on his way. I was wary of another Spectre-like entry, one that was tying back to the elements of decades-old for empty homage. Does anyone really care that the villain is meant to be Blofeld who means next to nothing to audiences in this era? After watching all 160 minutes of the longest Bond on record, for an actor who has portrayed 007 for 15 years, I have to say that No Time to Die is a terrific action movie and a welcomed second chance at a sendoff for the modern era of Bond that has gone through great artistic rebirth. Bond's cozy retirement is short-lived. Spectre agents have found him and Madeleine (Seydoux) and now Bond is forced to ship off his love for her safety. Years later, Lyutsifer Safin (Rami Malek) is determined to take down the last vestiges of the Spectre organization, the same group responsible for murdering his family. Bond is recruited by the newest 007 agent, Nomi (Lashana Lynch), to help MI-6 locate a kidnapped scientist with a powerful nanobot poison that can be genetically targeted to a specific person. Bond agrees especially once he realizes that Safn and his dangerous organization are targeting Madeleine, who has a big surprise of her own. As an action movie, I will argue that No Time to Die is better than 2012's Skyfall, the Bond film that is widely seen as the high point of Craig's tenure but one I find overrated. Director and co-screenwriter Cary Fukunaga, the second director ever given a writing credit for a Bond film, has crafted a beautiful movie with a real sense on how to showcase the majesty and suspense. Nothing will likely rival the superb cinematography by the legendary Roger Deakins on Skyfall, but this movie gets as close as you can get. It's a remarkably beautiful looking movie. I mean that not just in the exotic locales and scenic vistas but simply in its depiction of action. The visual arrangements are noticeably several levels higher in quality, elegantly composed and lit to make each scene so pleasing to the eyes even before the information of the scene translates. Fukunaga (True Detective) frames the action in clear shots and clean edits so the audience is oriented with every shot and each patient edit point. For an era that began by trying to adopt the Paul Greengrass-style of docu-drama edits popularized with the Bourne sequels, it's quite a welcomed change. I appreciate that action directors have creatively gone more in a direction of longer takes, wider shots, and a conscious effort to showcase the ingenuity and skills of its action choreography. Let us enjoy watching the masters of action operate at their highest level. Fukunaga understands this, and while the action might not be the best in the series, it is lovingly orchestrated and displayed. There is a delightful mid-movie set piece that deserves its own attention mainly because of how actress Ana de Armas (Knives Out, Blade Runner 2049) steals the show. She plays Paloma, a CIA agent working in coordination with Bond, and the two of them wreak havoc across a Cuban neighborhood while wearing their finest evening wear. She immediately leaves a favorable impression and struts her stuff while operating heavy machinery with confidence. This part feels the most aided by co-screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge's contributions. Craig personally requested that Waller-Bridge, best known for award-winning TV like Fleabag and the first season of Killing Eve, come aboard and help polish the script, including characterization and dialogue. This sequence feels the most in keeping with her past spy thriller work and penchant for strong female characters who are meant to take the lead. de Armas is so memorable, and her segment so self-contained, that it feels like a backdoor spinoff to set up her own character's franchise, and one that I wouldn't hesitate to watch. If you thought Spectre was getting convoluted with how it tried to bend over backwards to explain how one man and one villainous conspiracy were manipulating all of Bond's many miseries and setbacks, well then things are going to get even worse for you to keep up with. I'll credit returning screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have been with the storied franchise even before Craig's 2006 debut, with attempting to make the continuity matter for a franchise that often throws up its hands at continued emotional stakes. By stretching backwards with ret-cons and added flashbacks, every new Bond movie tries to better evaluate the previous ones including the poorer movies, like Spectre and 2008's Quantum of Solace. It's like saying, "Hey, you didn't like those bad guys in that movie? Well, these are the real bad guys," or, "Well, maybe you didn't like them, but their heinous actions gave rise to these new bad guys." However, a consequence of continuing to add further and further clandestine machinations, and spiraling consequence from those machinations, is that Bond has now become a tangled web that is more convoluted without offering much in the way of payoff. I don't think much more is gained introducing a new villain saying, "It was me all along," when we don't have an established relationship or interest with these new villains. Imagine introducing the Emperor back in Episode 9 of Star Wars and saying he was secretly behind everything… oh wait. There are also benefits to this approach and No Time to Die crafts a sendoff unlike any other final entry for a Bond actor. This is a franchise going back sixty years, but the 007 brand has endured because no one actor is bigger than the brand. The franchise is regularly resetting with each new addition. The hyperbolic bombast and tongue-in-cheek frivolity of the Pierce Brosnan years (1995-2002) was replaced with a more grounded, gritty, and psychologically wounded Bond, made even more so by giving him personal attachments and then taking them away. I would argue this decade-plus with Craig (2006-2021) has involved the most mature and personal movies of the franchise;s history. It's fitting then for the final film to pay service to that elevated take on the character. If you're treating the secret spy as more of a person than a suit and a gun and a wisecrack, then that character deserves an ending that stays true to prioritizing more human elements of the character. To that end, No Time to Die works as a final sendoff, and I feel pretty confidant saying Craig is officially done now. After a year and a half of delays from COVID, as well as its parent company, MGM, being bought for billions by Amazon, we finally have the final Bond movie in Daniel Craig's successful run, and it's a worthy finale for an era of the franchise becoming relevant again. I don't know if that many people are emotionally attached to the character, likely more so just the nostalgia and the franchise, but if ever you were going to tear up from a James Bond thriller, this would be the one. It's an exceptionally strong visual caper, with smooth and steady direction from Fukunaga, and while overly long and convoluted and a dull villain, it comes together for a worthy and celebratory conclusion that stands with the best of Bond. I'll still cite 2006's Casino Royale as the best Craig Bond, and one of the best ever, but No Time to Die is a solid second-place entry, and it does what few other Bonds ever could: fitting finality. Until, naturally, the popular series inevitably reboots with the next handsome leading man sipping a signature vodka martini (shaken, not stirred). Nate's Grade: B+
A neatly packaged and entertaining exit for Daniel Craig's Bond that ties closely with 2015's Spectre. The movie has the usual hallmarks of espionage, gadgets and fancy cars but they all feel like uninspired ingredients that are expected of the franchise at this point. Thematically there's a lot of concise narrative choices that reinforce ideas of "legacy" and how one wants to be remembered for their "time". Often it feels all the effort almost excessive but at least it drives the point home. A lot of focus is made crafting Bond's personal and romantic narrative for emotional resonance but this makes the "big bad" antagonist feel somewhat like an afterthought, with much of his backstory and development coming from exposition. All intentions to make him come off as a parallel or antithesis to Bond feels forced, if not for Rami Malek's intense on screen presence he would've been rather forgettable. The supporting cast is quite fun with their own entertaining quirks. The greenhorn CIA agent, (Ana de Armas who feels oddly wasted to only have one act in the film) the new contentious 007's (Lashana Lynch) rivalry with Bond, Q being Q etc. No Time to Die finishes Craig's run beautifully, despite a relatively dull espionage plot Bond's personal narratives are fittingly what matters most as the end credits roll and they do wrap up quite nicely.
The James Bond franchise wasn't something I got into until Casino Royale hit theatres back in 2006. It was after that film that I decided to go back and give the entire franchise a watch. For me, there is an equal number of good and bad Bond films. I've never loved this franchise for that exact reason, but have always appreciated its legacy. Daniel Craig and Sean Connery are definitely my two favourite portrayals of the character, but I do believe that with Casino Royale, Skyfall, and now No Time to Die, Craig was a part of more good Bond films than any other actor. Here's why I believe No Time to Die is a very fitting final film for Daniel Craig. Unlike the rest of the franchise, the Daniel Craig films are all connected to each other, and therefore No Time to Die picks up after the events of Spectre, which have large ramifications here. More than any others, I would say Casino Royale and Spectre are the most referenced throughout the course of this movie. Now retired and wishing to retire, isolated, James Bond is brought back into the field one last time when the organization known as Spectre is brought back into the forefront. Now headed by mastermind Safin (Rami Malek), his mission is to hunt him down to end this organization. With the addition of other subplots and dealing with the fact that the 007 moniker is now in use by someone else, it makes it difficult for Bond to have an easy way out. The character of Safin is only in the film for a handful of scenes, but Rami Malek made them quite memorable for me. I was actually okay with the fact that the main villain had so little screen time because I didn't see that as the main point of the film. Léa Seydoux as Madeleine makes her return here as well and her storyline with Bond is really what made this film work for me as much as it did. This is the most different James Bond film in a very long time, in that it doesn't focus heavily on the villain storyline, but more of an aged Bond who just wants out of the game. Even though the notion of retirement has been in other Bond films, this one actually ran with it and I enjoyed that quite a lot. My only complaint with this film is that there is quite a lot of fan service and there are times where it may be too much for certain viewers. I loved almost every moment of it though, even if there are one or two moments that really had me rolling my eyes. Other than a few moments that feel slightly forced in comparison with the rest of the movie, they ended up being very minor issues to me. All in all, this Bond film tries to cover all the bases that a classic James Bond film would have and I believe that it immensely worked well. In the end, No Time to Die isn't going to be remembered for being the greatest James Bond film of all time or anything like that, but certain things that happen throughout the course of this film will absolutely be talked about for years to come. Daniel Craig is giving it his all here once again and returning characters also have more than a moment or two to shine. With some stellar Cinematography by Linus Sandgren and some very solid direction by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the look and feel of this film feels grand, even for this franchise. I have nothing but praise considering how much I enjoyed myself with this one, but I will say that a much more satisfying experience will come if you have seen the previous four Bond films. Now pleaying in theatres, absolutely check this one out.
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It's been a long time coming, but more than 18 months after it was first due for release, No Time To Die will finally hit cinema screens this week.
It's been well publicised that this will be Daniel Craig's final outing as Bond, and the star is joined for his farewell by a host of familiar faces who have appeared in his previous outings, with the likes of Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Lea Seydoux as Madeleine Swann all returning.
And, of course, there are some high profile 007 newcomers as well, including Oscar-winner Rami Malek as antagonist Safin and Captain Marvel's Lashana Lynch as a brand new 00 agent.
Here’s the full list of who will be starring in the long-awaited film, and where you might have seen them before.
Daniel Craig plays James Bond
Who is James Bond? The iconic double-00 agent is one of the most famous characters in film history – a British secret service agent working for MI6 under the codename 007. At the start of No Time To Die, we find Bond in a somewhat different situation than we're used to: retired to Jamaica with love interest Madeleine Swann.
What else has Daniel Craig been in? In addition to the four previous Bond films, Craig has starred in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Layer Cake, Steven Speilberg drama Munich, sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens and Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky. He played the role of detective Benoit Blanc in Rian Johnson's hit murder-mystery Knives Out and will reprise the role in its upcoming sequel. He took over from his 007 predecessor, Pierce Brosnan, in 2006's Casino Royale.
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Rami Malek plays Safin
Who is Safin? Safin is the main antagonist of the new film and has been described as a terrorist leader on a revenge mission. Producer Barbara Broccoli said that he "really gets under Bond's skin" and is a "nasty piece of work", while, in Malek's words, he considers himself "as a hero almost in the same way that Bond is a hero".
In a 2020 interview with GQ , Malek added, "When I think about Safin I think about someone who is meticulous but measured, and there is something about that that is really unnerving and unsettling.
"He’s someone that at times I feel gives you the sensation that you’re being watched and that again is quite unsettling. He asks you to question what you think is right, what you think is wrong and is your interpretation of those two things as accurate as it seems to be?”
There have been some suggestions and rumours that Safin could in fact be an updated version of classic Bond villain Dr. No, although this has never been confirmed – and was recently denied by director Cary Joji Fukunaga.
Meanwhile, Malek also said he sought assurance from director Fukunaga that his character wouldn't be portrayed as an Arabic-speaking terrorist.
“It’s a great character and I’m very excited,” he told the Mirror . “But that was one thing that I discussed with Cary. I said, ‘We cannot identify him with any act of terrorism reflecting an ideology or a religion. That’s not something I would entertain, so if that is why I am your choice then you can count me out’. But that was clearly not his vision. So he’s a very different kind of terrorist."
What else has Rami Malek been in? Malek is known for his breakout role on Amazon Prime’s Mr Robot , and also for his Oscar-winning portrayal of Freddie Mercury in 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody . He has also starred in Netflix cartoon Bojack Horseman, crime flick The Little Things and sitcom The War At Home.
Lashana Lynch plays Nomi
Who is Nomi? Nomi will be introduced as the new 007 in the film, which starts with Bond having retired from the secret service. She will then team up with Bond to fight back against antagonist Safin and his evil plot to kill millions.
What else has Lashana Lynch been in? While you may recognise her for her breakout role as Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel, English actor Lynch started out in film Fast Girls and has starred in British TV series Silent Witness, Death in Paradise, The 7:39 and daytime soap Doctors. Her first US role was as Rosaline Capulet in Shondaland's Still Star-Crossed. She is set to play Miss Honey in the upcoming film adaptation of Matilda the Musical.
Lea Seydoux plays Madeleine Swann
Who is Dr Madeleine Swann? A French psychologist who first bought Bond's eye in Spectre. The pair became romantically involved and she's rumoured to be the cause of some heartbreak in this follow-up instalment.
Daughter to the elusive Mr White, Swann helped Bond track down criminal gang SPECTRE. However, in the process, she was taken hostage by Blofeld before, fortunately, Bond rescued her.
Seydoux has teased that we will see a different side of the character in this film. This time we’ll have the chance to see what she’s been through in her life, in her childhood, she explained in the first episode of the official No Time To Die podcast . “The opening of the film is her as a young girl and we understand her roots, what she’s been through.
"And even the character, the way she’s written is very different from Spectre. Spectre, it was more cold, there was more distance it was like I thought that you couldn’t really relate to her in a way. She was kind of a mystery. And I think in this one she’ll be more open and vulnerable, because she’s in love."
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What else has Lea Seydoux been in? Having first starred appeared in the Bond franchise in Spectre, French actor Seydoux has previously appeared in major Hollywood films including Inglorious Basterds, Robin Hood and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. In 2013, she received critical acclaim for her star turn in Blue is the Warmest Colour.
Christoph Waltz plays Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Who is Blofeld? Waltz is reprising his role as classic Bond baddie Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the SPECTRE chief and main antagonist of the previous film. Past Daniel Craig-era baddies Le Chiffre, Dominic Greene, and Raoul Silva were all members of SPECTRE.
Blofeld's father, Hannes, adopted James Bond after he became an orphan. Feeling as if he'd been usurped, Blofeld killed his father and faked his own death. Blofeld got the scar on his face after Bond and Swann blew up an explosive watch in his face.
What else has Christoph Waltz been in? The German-Austrian actor is a favourite of Quentin Tarantino, known for roles in Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained – winning Oscars for both films. He's also known for The Zero Theorem and Big Eyes, as well as his key role in Spectre. Since then, he's appeared in Alita: Battle Angel, Downsizing and Tulip Fever.
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Ana de Armas plays Paloma
Who is Paloma? Little is known about Paloma so far other than that she is a CIA agent assisting Bond, while she has been described as both "irresponsible" and "bubbly".
What else has Ana de Armas been in? Cuban-Spanish actor Ana de Armas made a name for herself on Spanish language television before landing her big break in 2015 American thriller Knock Knock. She has since starred in Exposed, Hands of Stone, War Dogs and Blade Runner 2049. She's already co-starred with Daniel Craig in Knives Out, and her upcoming roles include playing Marilyn Monroe in Blonde and a role in thriller Deep Water.
David Dencik plays Valdo Obruchev
Who is Valdo Obruchev? Little has been revealed about Valdo but we know he is a scientist whose disappearance is investigated by Bond – the event which kickstarts the plot of the new film.
What else has David Dencik been in? The Swedish-Danish actor came to international attention thanks to his roles in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. He also starred as Uncle Boris alongside James Norton in BBC1's McMafia .
Billy Magnussen plays Logan Ash
Who is Logan Ash? Logan is another CIA Agent assigned by Felix Leiter to support Bond in finding Obruchev – although further details have not been released.
What else has Billy Magnussen been in? You may recognise American actor Magnussen for roles in 2014 musical Into the Woods, martial arts film Birth of the Dragon and black comedy Game Night. He also starred in the award-winning USS Callister episode of Black Mirror , as well as Netflix horror Velvet Buzzsaw and the remake of Aladdin.
Dali Benssalah plays Primo
Who is Primo? Little is known about the character beyond the fact that he is a mercenary and adversary whom Bond encounters in the Italian city of Matera.
What else has Dali Benssalah been in? A relative newcomer, the French actor has previously starred in French language film A Faithful Man and French crime series Nox.
Ralph Fiennes plays M
Who is M? Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Mallory or M is the head of the Secret Intelligence Service. Fiennes succeeded Judi Dench in the role after her characters untimely death at the end of Skyfall.
What else has Ralph Fiennes been in? Having joined the Bond franchise in Skyfall back in 2012, Fiennes is an accomplished British actor best-known for playing Voldermort in the Harry Potter series. He's also played leading roles in historical drama The Reader and The Grand Budapest Hotel, and won critical acclaim and a slew of awards for his roles in 1993's Schindler's List and 1996 film The English Patient. Earlier in 2021 he starred in Netflix period drama The Dig.
Ben Whishaw plays Q
Who is Q? Head of the research and development branch of the secret service, he provides Bond with all his hi-tech gadgets. Ben Whishaw succeeded John Cleese in the role in Skyfall after the character had been absent for several films.
What else has Ben Whishaw been in? Also joining the franchise in Skyfall, Whishaw has worked with Craig on three previous occasions – both sharing roles in The Trench, Enduring Love and Layer Cake. He has also appeared in BBC series London Spy, voiced Paddington Bear in its two feature-length movies, and starred in Mary Poppins Returns and BBC1 mini-series A Very English Scandal .
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Naomie Harris plays Eve Moneypenny
Who is Eve Moneypenny? Nowadays a tough sidekick to Bond, Harris's Moneypenny has also shared some romantic tension with Craig's secret agent. Absent from Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, she was reintroduced in Skyfall and has been an established presence of the franchise ever since.
What else has Naomie Harris been in? Joining the Bond franchise in 2012’s Skyfall, Harris has also starred in 28 Days Later, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Pirates of the Caribbean and critically-acclaimed Moonlight . The latter saw her earn nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, Baftas and Oscars.
Rory Kinnear plays Bill Tanner
Who is Bill Tanner? Bill is M’s chief-of-staff, working alongside him in the Secret Service. After a decade-long absence, he was reintroduced in Quantum of Solace.
What else has Rory Kinnear been in? Kinnear has previously starred in 2014 film The Imitation Game. More recognised for his TV work, Kinnear played Prime Minister Michael Callow in the first series of Black Mirror, ‘The Creature’ in Penny Dreadful, Michael in Count Arthur Strong, and portrayed Craig Oliver in Brexit: The Uncivil War . He won a 2014 Olivier award for his portrayal of Iago in Othello at the National Theatre.
Jeffrey Wright plays Felix Leiter
Who is Felix Leiter? A CIA agent and a close ally of Bond. The character, created by Ian Fleming, has cropped up in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and now No Time To Die. This time around he brings 007 out of retirement for one last mission.
What else has Jeffrey Wright been in? Wright has starred as Beetee in The Hunger Games, more recently appearing on television series Broadwalk Empire and Westworld.
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Who was the first James Bond?
The late Sean Connery was the first actor to have played James Bond, appearing for the first time in 1962's Dr No and going on to appear in five further films. Other stars to have played 007 include George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan, with Craig taking over in 2006's Casino Royale.
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After a flashback to Madeleine’s childhood and an attack on her family home, in which the masked assassin Safin spares her life, Bond and Madeleine are enjoying a new life in Italy. Bond visits Vesper Lynd’s family tomb to say his final goodbye but is set upon by SPECTRE agents led by the henchman Primo. The pair escape in the Aston Martin DB5. Bond believes that Madeleine has betrayed him and they part ways. In London, SPECTRE attacks again, destroying a laboratory that is developing a devastating bioweapon called Heracles, and kidnapping its chief scientist Valdo Obruchev. In the wake of the attack, Felix Leiter visits Bond in Jamaica and asks for his help. Bond sails to Cuba where he and CIA agent Paloma witness Heracles kill a gathering of SPECTRE agents. Bond beats the new double-0 agent to the capture of Obruchev and delivers him to Felix out at sea. The rogue CIA agent Logan Ash betrays them, killing Felix. Bond returns to London, desperate to avenge his friend’s death. Bond receives a frosty reception from M although is eventually allowed to visit the incarcerated Blofeld. This precipitates a brief and painful reunion with Madeleine and elicits a number of startling revelations from Blofeld before he succumbs to a nasty death. Armed with fresh information, Bond tracks Madeleine to Norway and the pair reunite, learning about the villain Safin and enmity for SPECTRE from secret files collected by Madeleine’s father, Mr White. Ash attacks them and Safin kidnaps Madeleine, taking her to his island base. M orders Bond and Nomi to attack and they rescue Madeleine, killing Obruchev, Primo and Safin.
Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, Christoph Waltz, David Dencik, Ana de Armas, Billy Magnussen, Dali Benssalah
Michael G. Wilson Barbara Broccoli
Cary Joji Fukunaga
30 September 2021 (UK) 8 October 2021 (USA)
28 September 2021, Royal Albert Hall, London
Pinewood Studios, London locations, Dunsfold, RAF Brize Norton, Ascot, Salisbury Plain, Windsor Great Park, Aviemore, Ardverikie Estate Inverness-shire, Cairngorms National Park, Portsmouth and Devizes, UK; Faroe Islands; Matera, Gravina, Puglia and Sapri, Italy; Kingston and Port Antonio, Jamaica; Akershus, Langvann Lake, Grevevein, Hakadal, Hakadal Verk, Nittdedal, the Atlantic Road Vevang and Oslo, Norway
“No Time To Die” performed by Billie Eilish, written by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
Aston Martin DB5 , Land Rover Series III, Submersible Glider, Triumph Tiger 1200XE, Triumph Tiger 900, Aston Martin V8 , Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, Aston Martin Valhalla, Land Rover Defender 110, Jaguar XF, Chevrolet Bel Air, Spirit 46 yacht, Royal Alloy Scooter, C17-Globemaster aircraft, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Series 1, Lancia Thesis, Maserati Quattroporte, Toyota Land Cruiser, HMS Dragon Type 45 air defence destroyer
- Aston Martin DB5’s upgraded gadgets: LED number plate, M134 miniguns, enhanced smoke screen, mini mine dispenser, re-configured control panel, bulletproof body and glass
- Omega Seamaster Diver 300M with EMP
- Bionic eyeball
- QDAR tracking device
- Heracles DNA targeting weapon
- Walter P99 handgun
- Browning high power handgun
- M4 assault rifle
- Sig 226 handgun
- AKS74U assault rifle
- HK 416 assault rifle
- HK MP5K machine gun
- HK VP9 handgun
- HK G36 assault rifle
- Beretta 92 handgun
- Beretta ARX 160 assault rifle
- Beretta PMX machine gun
- Remington 860 super-shorty shotgun
- VZ58 machine gun
- Uzi machine gun
- Rhino revolver
- AK47 assault rifle
The official launch for the film took place at GoldenEye in Jamaica, once the home of Ian Fleming
Cary Joji Fukunaga is the first American director to make a James Bond film
The first James Bond film to be shot with IMAX cameras
There is no blood in the opening gun barrel sequence
It’s the first time four models of Aston Martin and Land Rover have appeared in a Bond film
Above Vesper’s grave in Matera there’s a Latin inscription which says “what you are, I once was, and what I am you will be” – a clue to what happens to 007 at the end of the film
The stunt team used 8,400 gallons of fizzy drink on the streets of Matera in order to make the surfaces more sticky for the car and bike chases
Producer Michael G. Wilson has a cameo as a SPECTRE guest at the party in Cuba
The film’s theme song was awarded the 2021 Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media, the first time a Grammy has been given to an unreleased film
Rami Malek wears a wig to portray Safin because he had come straight from shooting the TV series Mr. Robot
Eight DB5 stunt replicas were built by Aston Martin for filming and two cars that also appear in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Skyfall and Spectre were used for close-ups
No Time To Die is the holder of a Guinness World Records title for the most high explosives detonated in a single film take – 136.4kg of TNT equivalent was used as part of the climactic finale
David Dencik learned a Cuban accent for his audition, only to be told his character had changed nationality. He still did the accent in the audition
The design of Primo’s eyeball was based on the iPhone’s camera lens
Ice was shipped from Norway to Pinewood Studios to recreate the exterior of Madeleine’s childhood home
The escape from Madeleine’s lakehouse combines shots from seven different locations: a set built in Ascot, pursuit down the Atlantic highway in Norway, a chase along the shore of Loch Laggan in Scotland, shots from Salisbury Plain, a river bed on the Ardverike Estate in Scotland, then back to Ascot as the Land Cruiser attempts to hide in the foggy woods, before returning to Scotland for Safin’s helicopter escape and Nomi picking up Bond from the side of the road
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