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'Skyfall' Review. Bond At 50: Older, Wiser, Much Better Written

  • By Caryn James
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  • November 8, 2012 9:15 AM
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Daniel Craig looks craggier than ever in Skyfall, which is part of the film’s sly, obvious-yet-effective theme. Without slowing down the intricate, explosive action that defines a Bond movie, director Sam Mendes and a sharper-than-usual screenplay create a story in which Bond is feeling his middle-age; gizmo-happy Q is a young computer-whiz played by Ben Whishaw; and in this new world where terrorist threats arrive on your hacked laptop, M -- played once more and quite touchingly by Judi Dench -- is considered an old fart.

SNL's Lost Bond Girls, From Annie Hall to Penny Marshall

  • By Caryn James
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  • October 7, 2012 10:03 AM
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Daniel Craig was game as host of SNL, but he was seriously underused and put into some of the worst-written sketches in recent memory, including an excruciatingly long one in which he was a construction worker with a mangled vocabulary of cat calls. He had better material – but not much more to do – in a Bond sketech; he was there, after all, to promote Skyfall.

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