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Casino Royale

British actor Daniel Craig made his debut as James Bond in this revelatory and ridiculously fun instalment of the indefatigable franchise. His 007 has just as much wit as grit, and his repartee with Judi Dench’s M provides welcome levity amid all the po-faced poker-playing and explosive set pieces.





After receiving his licence to kill, British spy James Bond (Daniel Craig) follows a tip to Madagascar where he discovers a link to terrorism-enabling investment banker Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen). MI6 sends Bond to Montenegro where he must play Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game in a bid to defeat him and topple his organisation.