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3.4
3,726 Ratings

Skyfall

Directed by Sam Mendes
United States, 2012
Action, Thriller, Adventure

Synopsis

When Bond’s latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. Bond. 007 takes to the shadows, following a trail to the mysterious Silva whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.

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Skyfall Directed by Sam Mendes

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2013 | 3 nominations including: Best Achievement in Cinematography

2013 | 2 wins including: Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

BAFTA Awards

2013 | 6 nominations including: Best Cinematography

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2013 | Winner: Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

2013 | Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Golden Globes (USA)

2013 | Winner: Best Original Song - Motion Picture

What are people saying?

  • Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Skyfall

    Riffs on Bond's place in the modern-world; his role as anachronism: connecting the usual espionage & intrigue to a political narrative that is frighteningly relevant. There's a moral complexity here too often lacking in other Bond productions; the villain is grounded & sympathetic, while protagonists are ruthless & unfeeling. This is a Bond film that begins 'big’ then closes in to something more intimate & cinematic.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Skyfall

    After two entries that went out of their way to reinvent Bond as a lethal agent who didn't give a damn if his martini was shaken or stirred, I find it odd that that the filmmakers tie themselves in knots trying to turn Daniel Craig into 'that guy' we all know from 50 years of pop culture. The incessant callbacks to Bond history prove distracting, as does the film's blase' attitude about Bérénice Marlohe's fate.

  • Huey McEvoy's rating of the film Skyfall

    Ridiculous plot contrivances - that Silva engineered the events 'just so' completely falls apart on repeated viewings - and total lack of continuity to The Other Two aside, this is a still a cracking British thriller. The abandoned island scene is a classic from start to finish, and the epilogue is lovely. Best of all is the gorgeous photography in the Scottish highlands. Oh, and Finney's "Welcome to Scotland!"

  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Skyfall

    Is criticism worth it with this? A tidy collection of all the usual synthetically violent, casually sexual and skin-deep elements. If approached as a cinematic extension of Gentleman's GQ it's a glossy way to spend an empty headed couple of hours but no more. If pressed, I suppose I'd prefer such nonsense to be as well turned-out as this over even the more vacuous human-animation that clutters up our cinemas.

  • your fiend mr. jones's rating of the film Skyfall

    My favorite film of 2012. Consistently setting up- then taking the piss out of- Bond archetypes. Look at it this way- if Roger Moore had been given this script, he would've had a stroke to stop his eyebrow from arching. The franchise was waiting for an actor and then it got a whole cast-ful to pull off this celebration of Bond's greatest relationship.

  • mjgildea's rating of the film Skyfall

    I felt like Skyfall was James Bond's The Dark Knight. The direction and cinematography went together like chocolate and cigarettes and Javier Bardem was magnificently creepy. I loved the set-up cast-wise for future installments and just thinking about Skyfall sends me into a spastic bender of fanboy adulation. I don't know if Skyfall is better than Casino Royale, but it'd be a hell of a fight...

  • comeandsee's rating of the film Skyfall

    Probably the best Bond film so far, the film has a great mixture of the dark, gritty details of the new franchise and the comic, lighter moments. I think the oriental portion actually feels fresh which is excellent for this franchise. Javier Bardem is unbelievable, and Judi Dench is brilliantly stubborn and understated. I finally feel the franchise goes somewhere else, somewhere better, somehow original.

  • Harry Rossi's rating of the film Skyfall

    Absolutely excellent. Medes and Deakins bring such amazing visual flare that I almost couldn't believe it! Loved the psychology of Bond while also balancing and the cheesy lines and funny moments that make the other Bond films such classics! Bardem gives an oscar worthy performance and the rest of the cast was pretty good too (Whinshaw)! Anyway, this film is fun, smart and incredibly entertaining! Loved it!