in about 100 words or less
UK/US 143m, Colour
Director: Sam Mendes; Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Lim Marlohe, Albert Finney
Skyfall is perhaps one of the most interesting and entertaining chapters in the history of James Bond films as it playfully acknowledges the advancing age of its main character: Agent 007. In this case, Daniel Craig, who at 44 years of age is probably the best physical specimen of any of the former leads at this age, is pitted against the disturbing Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem) whose intricately planned revenge could have been better sold with a little more back story (Klaus Ming November 2012).