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Skyfall

action & adventure


Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her.As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    92%
  • Audience Score
    86%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
Consumerism
4 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

Bond returns for more racy, action-packed thrills.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Skyfall is a thrilling, entertaining, and -- as you'd expect -- frequently violent entry in the beloved James Bond franchise. While not as gritty/dark as star Daniel Craig's last two go-rounds (Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace), Skyfall has all of the ingredients that longtime Bond fans have come to count on: sex scenes that are suggestive but not explicit, frequent sexual repartee, guns, fights, big explosions, car chases, some cringe-inducing injuries and deaths, and constant peril. There's also some drinking and swearing (one "f--k," plus "s--t" and more) and some almost flirtatious-feeling scenes between Bond and the main villain. And, of course, the requisite product placement for everything from Aston Martin cars to Tom Ford clothes.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about what makes James Bond "cool." Is it his skills? His attitude? Do you consider him a role model? What makes him so appealing (and enduring) in general?
  • Is the Bond franchise still relevant for today's sensibilities? Does Skyfall advance it or keep it in the past?
  • Does Skyfall use drinking and smoking to support or take away from the Bond franchise's appeal?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    92%
    reviews counted: 21
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  • Audience

    86%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: This is a smashing entertainment, but also one that feels over-engineered and constrained by its origins.

- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fresh: While "Skyfall" obviously has a great fondness for the past, it's not trapped there. It also anticipates Bond's future. In this immensely satisfying movie, so do we.

- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fresh: There's a gritty, real-world feel to Skyfall that makes good use of Craig's down-to-earthiness.

- Bob Mondello, NPR, Thursday, November 8, 2012

Audience Reviews

4 stars

With all the hype that's been surrounding it, I honestly expected something more. The cinematography is fantastic, as are the set pieces and Thomas Newman's score. The actors are all in top form- I'm happy with the additions of Ben Winhshaw as Q and Ralph Fiennes as Malory. I'm also happy to see Judi Dench getting more sceen time. As for Javier Bardem, he wasn't given much to work with. I felt that the movie didn't present anything innovative to the action genre, and I was never really intellectually satisfied. But Bond fans and the casual moviegoer should (and have) be pleased.

- jonnyjason, Saturday, February 23, 2013

4 stars

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- fb1378820053, Monday, April 15, 2013

5 stars

How can a James Bond get any less then a 5. Movie scenes spectacular. I did miss all the fancy gadgets and a shame to see the Astro Martin shot up and blown up, can't bring that one back. Don't miss this one. 5 stars 3-11-13

- bbcfloridabound, Thursday, March 14, 2013