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Casino Royale Has Been Voted The Best Bond Film Of All Time

Stewart Perrie

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Casino Royale Has Been Voted The Best Bond Film Of All Time

There have been 27 James Bond films that have been produced since the early 1960s.

There are hours upon hours of 'Shaken, not Stirred' action that sees everyone's favourite MI6 spy go into space, underwater, in the air, through the jungle and everywhere else.

But, there can be only one title that can be crowned as the best.

While you might think this to be a fruitless and impossible task, movie website IMDb has pulled it off and revealed what movie is the best of the best.

*Drum roll please*

After thousands of votes, people have picked Casino Royale.

Not to be confused with one of the earliest 007 films to be released, this 2006 movie was actor Daniel Craig's first foray into the franchise.

It sees 007 track down Le Chiffre, a private banker to terrorists, who was planning an attack. With virtually no gadgets or cars loaded with weapons, Bond travels through Madagascar, the Bahamas, Miami and eventually Montenegro where he faces off against Le Chiffre in a poker tournament.

Credit: Sony Pictures
Credit: Sony Pictures

Compared to the titles that came before it, Casino Royale was much less action-based and the antagonist wasn't some out-of-this-world megalomaniac.

The IMDb vote consisted of five knockout rounds that saw Casino Royale beat out the likes of Goldeneye, Goldfinger and Dr. No in the semi-finals.

Some voters weren't happy with the idea of Spectre, From Russia With Love, Goldeneye, The Spy Who Loved Me, Quantum of Solace, You Only Live Twice and Die Another Day having a bye and already appearing in the second round.

But, that was the format we were given.

Credit: Sony Pictures
Credit: Sony Pictures

Interestingly, the final round had 4,432 votes and Casino Royale beat Goldeneye with 70.8 percent.

That's a pretty convincing win.

The comments section was understandably filled with outrage, with many people believing Goldeneye and other titles were robbed.

If you look at Rotten Tomatoes, which combines both critic consensus and the public's vote, Goldfinger comes out on top with a 98 percent rating.

Casino Royale is number two out of 26 films, with 95 per cent, followed by Dr. No, Skyfall and From Russia With Love.

The 2006 film was described on the site as a 007 movie that 'disposes of the silliness and gadgetry that plagued recent James Bond outings, and Daniel Craig delivers what fans and critics have been waiting for: a caustic, haunted, intense reinvention of 007'.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Pictures

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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