Review by C.J. Bunce

No Time to Die It’s the 25th official James Bond movie and the 27th if you include the independent movie Never Say Never Again and the first version of Casino Royale, all part of the longest running movie blockbuster franchise that began in 1962 with Dr. No.  For those hoping for just one more Daniel Craig Bond movie: note that they should have quit while they were ahead, and rolled Spectre into a Daniel Craig finale.  No Time to Die is a slow, plodding retread of the Spectre plot.  It has a new main villain and several minor ones, but it’s missing all the style of previous Bond outings.  That’s thanks to the studio selecting movie director Cary Fukunaga for his first foray into big-budget cinema and using an over-long script that took five writers to create.  After a long wait–it’s been six years since Spectre and this was initially set for an April 2020 release–No Time to Die is finally streaming on Vudu and other outlets at sell-through prices.  But you may want to save your money and wait until it comes to Netflix or cable.

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