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Casino Royale (2006)

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Darker than usual Bond; too violent for tweens.

Movie PG-13 2006 144 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 12+

The BEST James Bond Movie Created

This movie is the best James Bond movie, especially for poker lovers! Lots of action and violence. My kids watched this movie and loved it. I think that it might be a little mature for under 12 year olds but still fine.
age 12+

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Parents say (21 ):
Kids say (102 ):

This Bond is cunning and even elegant, providing the franchise with a much-needed shot of raw energy. But although the details are right, Casino Royale is bogged down by the plot, which spends too much time on the poker game and a montage sequence version of Bond and Vesper's inevitable romance. Such generic diversions detract from Craig's strengths, which are based in deft gestures, nuanced glances, and the deadpan delivery of the occasional joke. (Asked whether he wants his martini shaken or stirred, Bond looks annoyed: "Do I look like I give a damn?") This Bond -- fast, mean, and vulnerable enough to appeal to a new generation of fans -- will likely revive the franchise. By the time of the next installment, perhaps the script will keep up with him.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: November 16, 2006
  • On DVD or streaming: March 13, 2007
  • Cast: Daniel Craig , Eva Green , Judi Dench
  • Director: Martin Campbell
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Columbia Tristar
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Run time: 144 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: intense sequences of violent action, a scene of torture, sexual content and nudity.
  • Last updated: December 29, 2023

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