Arguably the best-reviewed James Bond film since "Goldfinger," this smartly staged entry in the spy series - directed by "American Beauty" Oscar winner Sam Mendes, and initially released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the movie franchise - features Daniel Craig in his third round as Agent 007, who struggles to reclaim his place in MI6 after an assignment gone awry.
That ties into his new mission, to protect boss M (Judi Dench) when an enemy (a superbly showy Javier Bardem) targets her and the entire agency. The first-rate cast also includes Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and (as the new Q) Ben Whishaw. Adele performs the Oscar-nominated title song. DVD extras: four "making-of" documentaries. *** (PG-13: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)
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