Casino Royale (1968)
Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath & Robert Parrish
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Retired after years of international espionage, Agent 007 is lured back into action to battle the evil spy organization SMERSH in this parody of the James Bond films. David Niven portrays the aging Bond, who atypically rejects the advances of a variety of women, and agrees to battle SMERSH's hold on the lavish Casino Royale only after organization head M is murdered. Also mixed up in the affair are several other secret agents, all named James Bond, played by everyone from Peter Sellers and Woody Allen to a chimpanzee. A witty, zany parody of Bond, James Bond that perfectly captures the freewheeling spirit of the late 1960s.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 33
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 24
- Average Rating: 4.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: It's the sort of reckless, disconnected nonsense that could be telescoped or stopped at any point.
Rotten: Poor 007 is now lost in a hall of distorting mirrors.
Rotten: ...a definitive example of what can happen when everybody working on a film goes simultaneously berserk.
Rotten: The few good aspects of this farce are vastly outweighed by the bad.
Fun movie to just enjoy...even if it is a mess !
If you are so anal that you cannot enjoy the visions of 5 different directors (going in 5 different ways LOL! ) an all star cast and a plot that is all over the place then don't watch this movie. If you can, you are in for a treat. Yeah, it doesn't have a very coherent plot. The storyline offered is weak but to watch the actors, enjoy the soundtrack and watch one of the craziest movies from the 60's, this movie stands on its own. The soundtrack is classic Henry Mancini and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass supply the main theme. Peter Sellers is great along with David Niven and Ursula Andress, Orson Wells as Le Chiffre, George Raft, John Huston(who also directed), William Holden, Charles Boyer and Woody Allen who plays Jimmy Bond, James Bonds nephew...all hysterical. Enjoy even though the 'critics' didn't like it its fun when you color outside the lines!
Outstanding Bond Comedy!
Along the lines of Austin Powers this movie makes an excellent comedy out of the James Bond franchise. It is a very Woody Allen / Peter Sellers style comedy so if you're into their work you will like this movie. Outstanding soundtrack and eye candy too!
It's a little tough to understand the plot and it doesn't make perfect sense so just watch to enjoy and don't get too caught up in details.
I love this movie. All star cast, Herp Albert's KA music and John Huston. I LOVE this movie.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1967
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