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Rated PG-13 · 143 min. · 2012

Action/Adventure, Suspense/Thriller


Skyfall is steeped in a nostalgia for cinema's most enduring series. Whereas Casino Royale was a reboot of the Bond franchise, this represents its restoration. Opening with a mistaken demise that harks back to You Only Live Twice, death and rebirth are the film's overarching themes. Bond (Daniel Craig), a neurotic who word-associates "murder" with "employment" and "woman" with "provocatrix," uses pills and drink to self-medicate demons dating back to some unresolved childhood trauma. In its eagerness for homage, Skyfall makes a bigger jumble of the Bond timeline (particularly a film-ending reveal). However, chronological purity goes out the window once you accept a protagonist who never ages, even over 50 years.


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Official Site: www.007.com
Director: Sam Mendes
Writer: Ian Fleming
Producer: Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson
Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Helen McCrory, Ben Whishaw, Santi Scinelli, Naomie Harris, Albert Finney and Ola Rapace

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