James Bond fans in the U.S. will have to wait until November 6 to see Daniel Craig in action, but the film opens in the U.K. next week, which means critics have already been treated with a special early screening of Spectre.
What are they saying? Do they love it and want some more of it? Hate it? Or do they just want to take it out to dinner and never call or text it again?
The first and last options seem to be the most popular choices. Over 20 official reviews have come in, and most of them are pretty positive. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the average rating is 7.1/10, which results in a 90% on the famous Tomatometer.
Tom Huddleston from Time Out London had this to say…
“[‘Spectre’] is a film that gathers all the great – and some of the not-so-great – things about the three previous films in the Craig-as-Bond cycle into one rousing, spectacular, scattershot and somewhat overextended victory lap. It works – until it doesn’t… The result is an unbalanced but never less than entertaining film, enthralling and deflating in roughly equal measure, and studded with moments of true, old-school glory. If this is Craig’s farewell to the tux, he’s going out with a whole string of very loud bangs.”
And most of the positive reviews followed the thoughts in the quote above. It’s an entertaining film that won’t disappoint fans; however, it could have been a little better. But honestly, the negative reviews probably have more to do with the fact that Skyfall was so great. Out of 340 reviews, the 2012 movie received a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was the second-highest-grossing film of 2012.
Fans and critics hoping for a Skyfall repeat might be disappointed, but the general audience should leave the theater feeling good.