Review: No Time To Die sees Craig’s most iconic character go out with a BANG


Chris White, Film critic

No Time To Die is the final movie in the Daniel Craig series of bond films. The film stars Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, and Ana de Armas and is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.

The movie opens with James Bond having left active service. However, his peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA (played by Jeffrey Wright) shows up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with a dangerous new technology.

It’s safe to say that Daniel Craig is the best James Bond we’ve ever had. The guy is super talented. He is able to bring wit and style to almost any role he plays. After No Time To Die being delayed for over 2 years is this film a worthy addition to his filmography?

The film starts out with one of the most tense and frightening opening scenes we’ve had in any of the previous films. It wastes no time setting up two key characters’ backstories. 

It’s impossible to review the movie without addressing the opening credits sequence.  It was incredible watching the stunning visual imagery that pays homage to the previous James Bond films. Once I heard Billie Eilish sing “No Time To Die” on the big screen, I was immediately hooked.

One of the things that really amazed me about the film were the stunts and the action scenes. Each scene was very well choreographed and provided good spacing between the talking scenes.

On the topic of action, there were lots of fantastic car chase scenes. One in particular stood out to me the most because of its camerawork. This car chase is bound to be iconic in a few years.

There wasn’t a single boring moment in the film. When there wasn’t tense dialogue there were cool action scenes. The movie does a really good job of making the other Daniel Craig Bond films build up to this climax of a Bond film.

The Villain in the film, Safin( played by Rami Malek) was very twisted and overbearing. He had a certain feel that made him stand apart from the other Bond villains. Although not the best bond villain he definitely puts himself in the top 3.

All of the plot points from the other James Bond movies come into play leading up to an epic and tense final battle. The final battle between Safin and Bond had me covering my mouth with my hands. What else could you ask for in a climax battle?

When all is said and done, No Time To Die is another fantastic entree and a great way to close out Craig’s James Bond. one last thing to  mention is in the end of the film something happens that has never happened before in the entire 58 year history of the franchise.

No Time to Die is now playing exclusively in theaters.


Score: 9/10