- After multiple delays, No Time To Die hits theaters on Friday, October 8.
- The film marks Daniel Craig’s fifth and final time in the role of James Bond.
- Playing 007 for a total of 15 years (2006-2021), Craig is the longest-tenured Bond actor of all time.
After years and years of delays — the film was ORIGINALLY supposed to hit theaters in November 2019 (people forget it was actually delayed BEFORE the pandemic) — No Time To Die finally premiered across the globe on Tuesday night, resulting in the first reactions to and reviews of the movie hitting the internet at long last. And according to critics who have seen the film, while No Time To Die may not be the *best* Daniel Craig-starring Bond flick yet (to be fair, it’s tough to be better than the legitimately excellent Casino Royale and Skyfall), it’s certainly a worthy send-off.
Below, you can BroBible’s full review of the film and further reactions from critics and journalists alike. Here’s a quick blurb from our review:
As a Bond adventure, No Time To Die is virtually perfect in the sense that Daniel Craig does a TON of James Bonding: looking cool, kicking ass, traveling the world, acting slick, drinking scotch, etc. The movie’s main goal appears to be sending fans off with one final, epic James Bond hang-out session and it achieves that goal entirely.
Also, for what it’s worth, the film currently boasts a 90% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes at the time of this writing.
As a traditional MOVIE, not sure it’s “better” than Casino Royale or Skyfall — but as a pure Bond adventure, it’s all fans could possibly hope for.
References and call backs and tie-ins galore, this is a movie that embraces and recalls Bond’s grizzly past to excellent effect. pic.twitter.com/D4LpjZ1cje
— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) September 28, 2021
Ana De Armas slays limited screen time and I’d love to see Lashana Lynch again in some capacity.
But Daniel Craig’s James Bond is the gravitational center of #NoTimeToDie which leverages the past to deliver a worthwhile present and even hope for the future
— Brandon Katz (@Great_Katzby) September 28, 2021
So #NoTimeToDie is AWESOME! Classic Bond, classic villain, classic gadgets & a story that seems to question how much we still need James Bond to save the day. Terrific writing & stunning direction from Cary Joji Fukunaga. Loved every second! A perfect finale for Daniel Craig pic.twitter.com/tZr1JRMhqh
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) September 28, 2021
No Time To Die is the big screen spectacle the world has been waiting for. A beautifully directed and emotional goodbye to Daniel Craig’s Bond. #NoTimeToDie is filled to the brim with spectacular action sequences, stunning set pieces, and jaw-dropping cinematography. A must-see. pic.twitter.com/fdyZ6oFOTx
— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) September 28, 2021
NO TIME TO DIE is mostly nonsense, Roger Moore-level absurd plot. But I love Roger Moore and was in the mood for a ridiculous plot. Craig is great. (Though the ending tries to go for something poignant and heavy and I wasn’t into that part.)
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) September 28, 2021
NO TIME TO DIE is very good. I’m more relieved than anything else. I was worried going in.
It’s somehow the silliest and most serious Daniel Craig outing. Mostly the former.
— Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) September 28, 2021
No Time to Die was worth the wait. Beautiful visuals, killer action, and probably the most emotional Bond film to date. It's needlessly complex, which makes it feel very long, but that extra time & story gives its final act the added gravitas needed to set it apart from the rest. pic.twitter.com/tqQnYe3Aht
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) September 28, 2021
Walking out of @007 NO TIME TO DIE screening, man…what a fitting farewell to a brilliant James Bond. Humor, Action, Romance, High Stakes. Excellent direction by Fukunaga. Tip of the cap to Daniel Craig, thank you for your service. #NoTimeToDie
— Charles Thorp (@charlesthorp) September 28, 2021
#NoTimeToDie is LOADED with everything you expect in a Bond film but also has a lot of surprises. Was on the edge of my seat for like half the movie. You def want to have the events of #Spectre fresh in your mind before watching. Loved Daniel Craig as James Bond. Great sendoff. pic.twitter.com/0JAm9dyrFQ
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) September 28, 2021
The final entry of Daniel Craig's time as James Bond is the finest of his tenure. #NoTimeToDie is effective in action, emotional beats and once again, an artisan mastery helmed by Linus Sandgren, Tom Cross and the sound team. Highly enjoyable & I'm NOT a typical Bond enthusiast. pic.twitter.com/rgRy423hKV
— Clayton Davis (@ByClaytonDavis) September 28, 2021
No Time To Die will hit theaters in the United States on Friday, October 8. In addition to Daniel Craig, the film also stars Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Ana de Armas, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Lashana Lynch, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, and Billy Magnussen.