Spectre: A Review


Runtime: 2 hours 28 minutes
Budget: Estimated to be $240-250 million

It took me a while to watch this and even longer to get this review out. The reason for me watching it late was circumstance, but writing the review late was by choice. I’m just going to say: the movie was alright.

They had some typical bond elements. There were witty quips and action. The film’s score was great. Hell, the cast looked to be amazing. They had Christoph Waltz and Dave Bautista working with Daniel Craig! But there’s the fallacy of composition at work.

The film was aptly named Spectre—because it will just be a spectre in my mind. The movie was pretty damn unmemorable, the pacing was subpar, and the plot was below average. They attempted to connect all of Daniel Craig’s Bond movies and it just ended up seeming like contrived and too loosely connected. Might be worth a watch, but don’t pay too much for it. I would rank the recent Bond films like this:

  1. Casino Royale
  2. Skyfall
  3. Spectre
  4. Quantum of Solace

CommBro Breaker

If they follow the current trend of good Bond movie, bad Bond movie, we should have a good one somewhere between 2017 and 2019!!


  1. JoLucyBradley · December 18, 2015

    I agree with your 4 ranking but I think I liked Skyfall more than Casino Royale. Would love it if you could check out my Spectre review if you have time: http://scribblesofstageandscreen.com/2015/11/28/spectre-reviewed-in-100-words/


    • commbro · December 19, 2015

      I just read your review. Good stuff. Nice and concise. I think Casino Royale was the most coherent and complete of the Craig Bond films though.

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      • JoLucyBradley · December 19, 2015

        Yes, however I liked how Skyfall explored his emotions and his past. I also enjoyed the focus on his relationship with M, and think the villain and song was better.


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