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Parents' Guide to

No Time to Die

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Violent Bond adventure is flawed but still epic, emotional.

Movie PG-13 2021 163 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 12+

Best yet!

I loved it!! I enjoyed the stunt driving, beautiful scenery, fast moving action, great cars, gorgeous girls and Daniel Craig's excellent performance. Sorry to see the end of James Bond however but at least he went out with a bang and no whimper. Above all there were no ridiculous effects used and what a relief. Just good old fashioned acting and stunts. Most enjoyable Bond yet in my opinion. Wish there were going to be more ...
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age 12+

best bond. spoiler, he dies. sooooo sad

i am actually a 13 yr old, this movie is my all time favorite movie. violence is brutal,but nothing a 12 yr old cannot handle. sad. making out is in one scene. he dies, made me cry. better than john wick,and even casino royale.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15 ):
Kids say (40 ):

Overlong and with some weak (and confusing) spots, this outing still has a grand, tragic arc, with spectacular action and characters -- both James Bond and the others -- who feel more human. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time to Die certainly could have been trimmed a bit shorter than its 2 hours and 43 minutes. A comic Russian scientist (David Dencik) is a bit much; he recalls -- and pales in comparison to -- Alan Cumming's Boris Grishenko in GoldenEye (1995). And the attempt to keep the villain's identity a secret, when Rami Malek is second-billed, seems needlessly convoluted. (Malek gives a Bela Lugosi-like performance, slathered in Boris Karloff-like makeup.) But the movie's confidence in both its action and its characters is infectious.

Craig feels totally alive here, pulling off incredible stunts. Yet his quieter scenes are even more impressive. He's allowed to feel rage, regret, even caring. While No Time to Die includes the standard Bond vodka martini, tuxedo, watch, car, and "Bond, James Bond" tagline, it's not just another formulaic entry. It shares DNA (and a song) with the series' most unique entry, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and it's thematically similar to both The Dark Knight Returns and Logan, increasing its scope but also deepening its emotional intensity. The notably (especially for Bond) diverse supporting cast gets many moments to show their own emotions and developments, rather than merely being there to serve or react to 007 (perhaps credit for that is due to co-screenwriter Phoebe Waller-Bridge?). Ana de Armas and Lashana Lynch in particular would be most welcome back in any future movies.

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