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Spectre Reviews

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January 16, 2020
The Mendes Bonds are beautiful, thrilling, funny, and sad. But Spectre takes on too much for ultimately too little return.
February 13, 2020
If SKYFALL was the film to make old-school Bond retro and acceptable rather than passe and anachronistic, then SPECTRE embraces it wholeheartedly. As entertaining as SKYFALL was (and SPECTRE is at times), it seems you reap what you sow.
July 9, 2019
Spectre's entire problem harkens back to that long-grieved desire about both having and eating cake. A film can be gritty and brutal or campy and silly. If a movie is all of those things, it leaves you shaken and not stirred.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 16, 2019
Venturing into overwrought psychological waters, the film stretches out a thin story to breaking point.
March 30, 2019
Although often absorbing and on par with the quality of spectacle we've come to expect from our tuxedoed hero, SPECTRE proves its predecessor a tough act to follow and finds itself caught in its own tentacles.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 9, 2020
Spectre, however, falls well short of that high-mark, and as great as some of its moments are, it might actually be the weakest of the Daniel Craig Bond movies.
November 10, 2018
Betrays the series' increasingly transparent three-yearly exercise in blandly aspirational, deluxe brand management par excellence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 12, 2020
Craig has one last chance to beat the odds with the 25th adventure. The phrase, "James Bond Will Return" is at the end of the credits. Let's hope it's a promise and not a threat.
August 22, 2018
There's not enough action and the story is much too simple. With little substantive dialogue you will find your mind wandering and thinking about details like wardrobe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 16, 2017
The action is atrocious, and after the brass-balled sequences of Rogue Nation, Spectre feels especially flat.
June 1, 2017
For all the great work of everyone involved, they can only do so much to lift up some painfully average base material.
April 1, 2017
Each 007 actor's fourth entry has been a bloated, sometimes wrongheaded collection of 'greatest hits' Bond moments, and it is with great regret we must report the phenomenon is alive and unwell in Spectre.
March 23, 2017
While connecting all the Craig Bond films together in this (possibly final) entry may seem like a good idea, the result is way too confusing, and in some ways, just plain silly.
December 6, 2016
Spectre is a decent Bond film, and it retains the qualities of what we expect from the series, but it's not on the level of greatness we expected given the previous films.
August 16, 2017
Spectre revels in its gadgetry and action and steadfastly defends its right to be old-school, even to the point of ridiculousness.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 17, 2016
Just nine years after the shot of life that was "Casino Royale," it feels like it's time again to start over. For shame, James.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 20, 2016
A fairly muddled entry into the Bond canon.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 29, 2018
This one falls short. Chalk it up to the banality of evil.
June 12, 2016
Daniel Craig recently said that he'd rather "kill himself" than do another Bond film -- and in Spectre, his misery shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 2, 2015
The impressive cast feels stuck in second gear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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