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Skyfall – Bond’s UK reviews round-up

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Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productionsí action adventure SKYFALL.

Pictured above: Skyfall – James Bond (Daniel Craig) ©2011 Danjaq, LLC

Bond’s 23rd film from Eon Productions, Skyfall, had it’s theatrical release in a large part of the world including it’s home land, the UK. We have here a selection of comments from the british press.

US and Canada’s theatrical release is due on November 9 2012 and Australia’s November 22 2012.

The Telegraph Skyfall review

Daniel Craig remains Bond incarnate, although six years on from Casino Royale he has become something more than a brawny cipher. There’s a warmth to his banter with pretty field agent Eve (Naomie Harris), the one-liners make a tentative return, and we even learn about the loss of Bond’s parents: the must-have back story for this season’s conflicted superhero.

[Rating: 4 star]

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The Guardian Skyfall review

This is the seventh time Judi Dench has played the enigmatic spy-chief M. But it is only in this storming new Bond movie that her M has really been all that she could be. Under the stylish direction of Sam Mendes, Dench’s M is quite simply the Bond girl to end all Bond girls… From the opening in Istanbul to the final siege shootout in the Scottish Highlands, this film is a supremely enjoyable and even sentimental spectacle, giving us an attractively human (though never humane) Bond.

[Rating: 4 star]

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Daily Star Skyfall review

When Bond meets the nerdy new Q Ben Whishaw, who looks about 18, he tells him: “You still have spots.” Whishaw retaliates with: “I can do more damage on my laptop in my pyjamas than you can do in a year in the field.”… Some Bond films show their age. Not Skyfall. It’s super sky-high entertainment and brimming with excitement.

[Rating: 5 star]

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The Sun Skyfall review

This globe-trotting adventure takes in the backdrops of Shanghai, Macau and — 007’s biggest challenge to date — the London Tube during rush hour. Judi Dench is back as M and director Sam Mendes captures it all in a way that feels both traditionally Bond — killer animals in the shape of komodo dragons — and fresh, a fist-fight in silhouette against a neon backdrop.

[Rating: 5 star]

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Timeout London Skyfall review

A delicious foe emerges in Silva (Javier Bardem), a camp, creepy and smooth character who dares to challenge Bond’s masculinity in an arresting scene in which his hands run up 007’s legs. But the film’s many commercial sponsors can rest easy: Craig’s harried, stern Bond is as inscrutable and wordless as ever. He has plenty of welcome one-liners (‘I’m just changing carriages,’ he quips, leaping from the roof of one train car to the next), but delivers them like someone cracking gags at a funeral.

[Rating: 4 star]

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