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Bond is back and fans of the franchise will not be disappointed by the latest installment, which sees Daniel Craig reprising the role for a third time. A bit worse for wear (after all he has been bringing down the bad guys and wooing the ladies for 50 years), Bond is enlisted to track down a cyber-superior villain who has a score to settle with M (Judi Dench). Javier Bardem, who plays Silva, gets to revisit his creepy dark side which mesmerized audiences in No Country for Old Men, and the dreamy Ben Whishaw goes geek in the role of Q. Hollywood's action-packed fourth quarter has begun, and this Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road) production isn't a bad way to kick things off.

Mindy Bond, Flavorpill