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A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Action Adventure Thriller - This James Bond action-adventure is more in line with the films
before Daniel Craig took over the role, showing a bit more lightness
and humor than the three most recent films. That said, there is
still a bit of intense violence, language, and sensuality that makes
the film not for kids. Fans of Craig and the series will definitely
enjoy though Christoph Waltz fans may be disappointed by his fairly
limited screen time as the villain.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Although Spectre is not top-flight 007, there's nothing here to damage the venerable franchise. It has the ingredients necessary to succeed at the box office and offers the kind of high-voltage action that today's movie-goers love.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average ...this is a weirdly patchy, often listless picture. The Craig Bonds are so expensive and expansive that they can't help but impress with sheer scale. It's filled with big sets, big stunts, and what ought to be big moments, but few of them land.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average ...an action adventure whose biggest failure is looking back on 007's own success. Rehashing old James Bond material 50 years later isn't likely to shake or stir anyone nowadays.
NY PostFull Review Below Average "Spectre” scenically meanders through Rome, Austria and Tunisia during its frequently mind-numbing 2½ hours. Aside from the occasional explosion or chase sequence, it'll bore the living daylights out of you.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 131 moviegoers:
TEENS: Virtually all the males loved "Spectra." As for the females, only two of the seven loved it. Two more indicated that they enjoyed it very much but the remaining three felt it was just an "average" movie.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Five of the nine males loved it, one enjoyed it very much and three rated it an "average" movie. Sixty-percent of the ladies loved "Spectre," with another 15% indicating they enjoyed it very much. Only about 25% rated it a bit low giving it a rating of "average."
ADULTS: Great reviews from both the males and females. Just over 60% of the males loved "Spectre," with another 25% rating it "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Only 15% felt it was just an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). Half the ladies truly loved "Spectre." Nearly 40% more indicated that they enjoyed it very much rating it "above average." Like the males, about 15% were somewhat disappointed.
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico
City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the
beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a
secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre
for National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of
MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris)
and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Lea Seydoux), the
daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue
to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she
understands Bond in a way most others cannot.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling
connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.