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Overall Rating
3.13

Awesome: 28.95%
Worth A Look: 15.79%
Average: 2.63%
Pretty Bad44.74%
Total Crap: 7.89%

2 reviews, 26 user ratings


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Casino Royale (1967)
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Foreshadowing to the joke that Bond is today."
2 stars

An unofficial James Bond entry, more of a spoof, starring David Niven as the aging spy.

Apart from the occasional characterís name used from the Ian Fleming novel, the rest is disgarded for a bunch of uninspired, overblown, inanity; Bond has retired but must return to duty to battle with a new evildoer. The ingredients remain the same ó there are plenty of gadgets and gizmos, explosions and gunplay, scantily clad women and extracurricular seduction, etc. But itís cheesy, cheesy, cheesy. There are a number of laughs, though they tend to be far and few between as the excessive running time accumulates. One of the more pleasant surprises is Woody Allen as a villain (not too believable, but funny all the same); on the other hand, Peter Sellersí time is too much at what it is. For all of the lavishness of the production and prodigality of plot, in actuality there is very little that resembles anything James Bond-like.

Directed by Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath and Robert Parish. With Ursula Andress, Orson Welles, Joanna Pettet, Deborah Kerr, Jean-Paul Belmondo, among others.

[See it if you must.]

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originally posted: 12/20/03 14:49:36
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User Comments

7/29/14 agjwcpk USA 5 stars
1/23/11 brian Over two hours, under three snickers, and only one star. Four shame. 1 stars
8/08/10 PAUL SHORTT WAY-OUT, OVERDONE SPOOF 2 stars
1/02/08 Chris C. Misunderstood psychedelic/surreal cold war spoof with great music. Lighten up, everyone! 4 stars
12/02/07 Screwball Great sets and costumes but not very funny. Funniest scenes are with Woody. 2 stars
8/16/06 Sepi53 its OK ! 3 stars
5/28/05 tony SHITSHITSHIT. just a waste of time. I hope there is a rating below total crap for this one 1 stars
5/11/04 Sean Scanlan Good acting 4 stars
2/07/04 Mikey T A blast from the past - Fun ! 5 stars
10/17/03 Richard Alan Root The movie is a GEM! 4 stars
1/20/03 Andrew Callaway The only funny parts are the parts with Woody. 2 stars
1/15/03 kitfo best costumes and score ever. 4 stars
10/24/02 Charles Tatum I am shaken, not stirred 1 stars
10/24/02 Martin Hernandez an underrated classic 5 stars
9/19/02 Josh Excellent! The funniest Bond film! It's NOT a waste, and NOT a bad movie like everyone says 5 stars
1/12/02 Lg3 I suggest you watch this without thinking about it. Unbeliveable, So bad, its good. Top 5 stars
10/15/01 Andrew Carden Extremly Funny and Well Made Movie. The Best Spoof Of The 60's. 5 stars
9/16/01 BILL BISSELL OUCH 2 stars
8/07/01 Mr. Hat It's a shame. Bad orchestra & an unnecessary goat sacrifice fuck it up 4 good. 2 stars
11/02/00 Robin This film is mind numbing in a good way! 5 stars
9/14/00 Tom McCord It's the original Austin Powers, only a lot more dignified and funny. Niven is the best. 5 stars
5/26/00 Tom CASINO ROYALE was awsom 5 stars
5/01/00 Adam Konta take it for what it is, a bond spoof, and a damn funny one at that 4 stars
4/07/00 Gremlin Great spoof for when it was made. 5 stars
2/18/00 Allan Carin Hilarious from start to finish 4 stars
10/26/99 Karahde Khan As long as you have a good sense of humor you'll love this movie. The ultimate spoof flick. 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  02-Jul-1967

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  02-Feb-1968 (PG)




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