Quick Pick: “Quantum of Solace”

“Quantum of Solace” (Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric)

In real estate, location is king; in a Bond movie, it’s chemistry that makes for sly, sexy fun. But Agent 007 (Daniel Craig, bluntly handsome as ever) and new Bond girl Camille – dull-as-dishwater Olga Kurylenko – can’t spark enough heat to toast a Pop-Tart in “Quantum of Solace.” (Plus there’s a Freudian father-protecting-daughter undertone that makes the possibility downright creepy.) What’s worse, bad guy Dominic Greene (a bug-eyed Mathieu Amalric) comes across like a quippy Dandy who reads Oscar Wilde, not a supervillain. But even he somehow sizzles hotter with Kurylenko than Craig ever does. My suggestion, Mr. Bond? Next time go after M (Dame Judi Dench, who’s never looked better). Talk about working out your mommy issues.

Grade: C


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