Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace

Blu-ray Disc - 2009
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Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's water supply.

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RescueDog
May 02, 2017

I really like Daniel Craig as Bond, but not this movie. I was lost from the get-go.

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JihadiConservative
Feb 03, 2017

Good Bond movie but nowhere near the quality of Casino Royale. The story was decent as well as the acting, but the directing and fight cheoreography was choppy and weak. Overall, it had its fair share of badassery, chase scenes and good music.

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Nursebob
Dec 23, 2016

Picking up where Casino Royale left off, this second instalment of EON productions’ James Bond saga sees a haggard Daniel Craig hot on the trail of “Quantum”, a multinational shadow organization with wicked plans to control the planet by controlling what we value most. It is far from business as usual however for this time around Bond is driven by a very personal vendetta which puts him at cross purposes with not only his own superior (Judi Dench as “M”), but a pair of ruthless CIA operatives as well. Of course the rather twisty plot takes a back seat to all the flash-bang-crash special effects starting off with a deadly car chase through northern Italy then proceeding to a parkour trek across the rooftops of Siena, a fiery maritime pursuit in Haiti, and a breathtaking aerial dogfight over a South American desert. Craig’s 007 is a sometimes off-putting but always watchable blend of iron-fisted determination and psychopathic nightmare as he kills and screws his way towards the film’s final sequence of gunfire and pyrotechnics, his ice cold stare and haunted countenance enough to make Sean Connery and Roger Moore’s incarnations soil their impeccably tailored suits. But if the comic book escapades bypass credibility the film’s underlying message of ecological devastation and government complicity (the CIA gets a big black eye and even Canada’s own CSIS is reduced to a one-night stand) tints all those screeching brakes and awesome explosions with a weighty cynicism—in fact the murder of one unfortunate character is a very apropos rehash from 1964’s "Goldfinger". The opening credits rocked too.

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Green_Dog_247
Dec 09, 2016

I am a fan of action movies and James Bond but this one was not as good as I hoped. It had some dull parts and very complicated parts.

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Monolith
Apr 08, 2016

As others have stated, rather routine, but watchable.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Sep 27, 2015

To me, Quantum of Solace was a pretty basic action movie, entertaining enough to sit through but lacking anything special to make it great.

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fdb045
Aug 18, 2015

I like action movies, i like Bond movies, i like Bond girls, i like Daniel Craig as Bond. But i cannot give this movie a passing grade, it just seems to try too hard.

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Kagamusha
Jul 02, 2015

Oh, Papa Broccoli, how we miss thee. Barely a story, all the fights and chases so jump-cut that you can't tell what's really happening. It seems that gone are the days of full body shot, extended scene fights like Sean against the Japanese messeues (sic) or Odd Job [met him once, what a sweet guy]; Even Roger -v- Jaws. Also, barely a quip to be heard. You'll kill two hours as that's about all Bond does in this, then running or being chased to the next.

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Derringer
Mar 07, 2015

Opening with a wildly dangerous shoot-out along a treacherous coastal highway in Italy, Quantum Of Solace (QOS, for short) immediately shifts into high-gear and swiftly accelerates into some of the most breath-taking action sequences that I've seen in a mighty long time.

With marvelous, rapid-fire editing and astounding stunt-work, QOS delivered the goods like the wallop of a sledgehammer.

In my opinion, Daniel Craig, with his "less-talk/more-action" approach to his role, is, by far, the best James Bond to date. Craig is definitely what I would call a "natural" man.

Not being an American, I found it quite delightful when Bond made several deliberately insulting remarks about the overall incompetence and questionable loyalty of the American Secret Service.

AladarNyc Feb 25, 2015

I was disappointed with this movie. Action and locations were good as usual, but the story was muddled, and I thought the ending tied up everything abruptly and was way too short. Not worth the long wait.

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bdls206
Apr 22, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Apr 22, 2011

Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale?

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bdls206
Apr 22, 2011

M: It'd be a pretty cold bastard who didn't want revenge for the death of someone he loved.

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