Quantum of Solace
- Original title
Quantum of Solaceaka
- Running time
- 106 min.
- United Kingdom
Robert Wade, Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis (Character: Ian Fleming)
Fernando Guillén Cuervo,
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Columbia Pictures
Action | James Bond. Spy Film. Sequel
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- Synopsis / Plot
- QUANTUM OF SOLACE continues the high octane adventures of James Bond (DANIEL CRAIG) in CASINO ROYALE. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M (JUDI DENCH) interrogate Mr White (JESPER CHRISTENSEN) who reveals the organisation which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.
Forensic intelligence links an MI6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille (OLGA KURYLENKO), a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene (MATHIEU AMALRIC), a ruthless business man and major force within the mysterious organisation.
On a mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world’s most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano (JOAQUIN COSIO). Using his associates in the organisation, and manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA and the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in a Latin American country, giving the General control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land.
In a minefield of treachery, murder and deceit, Bond allies with old friends in a battle to uncover the truth. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists and even M, to unravel Greene’s sinister plan and stop his organisation.
: 2 Nominations for BAFTA Awards: Best Sound and Special Visual Effects
: 2 Nominations for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Action Movie and Song
- Critics' reviews
"Quantum of Solace is his 22nd film and he will survive it, but for the 23rd it is necessary to go back to the drawing board and redesign from the ground up. Please understand: James Bond is not an action hero! (...) Rating: ★★ (out of four)."
Roger Ebert: Chicago Sun-Times
"Stripped of Royale's humor, elegance and reinvented old-school stylishness, Quantum has little left except its plot, which is rudimentary and slightly barmy, in the line of the Roger Moore pics of the '70s and '80s."
Derek Elley: Variety
"Bond seems to have come down with a serious case of Jason Bourne penis envy (...) It delivers the popcorn goods, but it ignores the poison eating at Bond's insides. Killer mistake. (...) Rating: ★★½ (out of four)."
Peter Travers: Rolling Stone
"We all know what it is to be bored to death, but have you ever been entertained to death? (...) There's nothing so fatiguing as a movie that won't stop trying to excite you the whole time."
Anthony Quinn: The Independent
"A pacy, visually imaginative follow-up to the series relaunch. (...) As with 'The Dark Knight', the only real caveat is that while it’s exciting and imaginative, it’s not exactly anyone’s idea of fun. To keep in the game, perhaps the next movie could let the hero enjoy himself a bit more. (...) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)."
Kim Newman: Empire
In USA Quantum of Solace scored the best opening for a James Bond film ever (70 milliono US dollares). On the other hand, QoS broke box office records on its opening day in the UK taking £4.9m. The new bond film smashed the previous record for a Friday opening of £4.025m, held by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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