All The James Bond Movies Ranked From No Time To Die To Casino Royale
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In No Time to Die, Daniel Craig takes one last shot at playing James Bond.
No Time to Die is the final movie to star as 007, and it's a huge . It's an "epic, explosive and emotional swan song," says Richard Trenholm in , "that throws everything it has against the wall for a genuinely unique entry in the series." So let's see where this newest superspy adventure falls in the list of best and worst Bond movies of all time.
Across a total of 27 movies and six decades, the Bond franchise has provided us with countless thrills and more than a few groans, and your personal favorite may depend a lot on when you started watching, and who was starring -- the '70s with ? The '90s with Pierce Brosnan? Not everyone's been watching since the early '60s when the got going, but those outings have largely held strong in the court of public opinion. Whatever: It's always fun to look back, seeing how Eon Productions made the superspy an emblem of the times, an avatar of style and a .
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If you don't know where to start with the Bond films, be sure to check out our . Or you can check out these movie rankings below, from worst to best. It's based on an , specific to when the movies came out, as compiled by CNET sister site Metacritic. The list accounts for every theatrical release, not just the 25 from Eon Productions but also two non-canonical entries: the 1967 version of Casino Royale, a trippy turn with multiple (David Niven chief among them), and 1983's Never Say Never Again, featuring Connery in his second comeback.
It doesn't, however, include the 1954 version of Casino Royale, a 50-minute TV playhouse production that introduced Ian Fleming's hero to the world as "Jimmy" Bond, an American secret agent. You can find that on YouTube, if you're curious.
Otherwise, we've got the whole roster of actors who've played Bond in the official franchise -- besides Connery and Craig, that's Moore, Brosnan, Timothy Dalton and .