• Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale

Release Date: November 17th, 2006

DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2007

PG-13 |2 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

After receiving a license to kill, British Secret Service agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) heads to Madagascar, where he uncovers a link to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a man who finances terrorist organizations. Learning that Le Chiffre plans to raise money in a high-stakes poker game, MI6 sends Bond to play against him, gambling that their newest "00" operative will topple the man's organization.

Cast: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini

Director: Martin Campbell

Genres: Action , Thriller , Adventure

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Eon Productions Ltd.

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Murder, Pursuit, Rivalry, Suspenseful, Love interest, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    What a relief to escape the series' increasing bondage to high-tech gimmicks in favor of intrigue and suspense featuring richly nuanced characters and women who think the body's sexiest organ is the brain. show more

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Daniel Craig brings us a new James Bond in Casino Royale. He's not only rugged, fearless and — when the chips are down, as they often are in this poker-faced thriller — a lethal weapon. He's also vulnerable. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This movie is NEW from the get-go. It could be your first Bond. In fact, it was the first Bond; it was Ian Fleming's first 007 novel, and he was still discovering who the character was. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)