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Martin Campbell United Kingdom, 2006

Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Casino Royale

The pre/post-title action scenes, some scenes with Dench/Green, the unusual Bond torture scene, and the last 1/2 hour hold up the rest, keeping the typical heavy plot interesting. Casino Royale could've been vastly more emotional if its final third was expanded and deepened, or it would've been a tense and thrilling action/spy film with momentum.... if its 1st two acts were cut by 35 minutes.