Film review: Skyfall

By Helene Wong In Film

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24th November, 2012
See, this is what happens when you get Sam Mendes to direct a Bond movie. Theatrically trained, critically acclaimed for serious stuff such as American Beauty and Road to Perdition – he’s gonna mess with it, isn’t he? Frankly, I’m relieved. The Bourne-style overstuffed action and frantic editing was starting to get me down. But Skyfall, even though two of its writers (Neal Purvis, Robert Wade) are veteran Bond hands, has indeed been messed with, in a good way. Could be to do with John Logan (Hugo, Coriolanus) joining the writing team – and he’s ...

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