No Time to Die

Published November 19, 2021

No Time to Die

Film info

  • Title No Time to Die
  • Director Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Year 2021
  • Run time 2hrs 43m
  • Genres Adventure, Thriller, Action
  • Tagline The mission that changes everything begins...

Recruited to rescue a kidnapped scientist, globe-trotting spy James Bond finds himself hot on the trail of a mysterious villain, who's armed with a dangerous new technology.

Live blog

Time Comment
3:37 Murderer masks are creepy.
7:56 Sorry, still too soon for ‘all the time in the world’.
14:39 Uh oh, Spectre’s back.
22:17 Spinning in a circle and spewing smoke, how the hell does he know which way he’s facing?
24:16 Billie!
28:15 How on earth did Hugh Dennis get in a James Bond film?
36:24 Yay, love Felix. Had never appreciated the gravitas of his voice before!
39:48 “James, call me James,” is not the line, DC. Do it properly.
50:39 Can you listen to one frequency and still talk to each other on another?
1:00:49 Stop killing off Felix!
1:03:06 RAGE.
1:10:19 Hands up who wants to go round to Q’s for dinner?
1:21:08 No way can nanobots just get in your skin, you have to ingest, surely?
1:36:40 “Do you know the worst thing about you?” There’s definitely a list.
1:37:29 Love that they had to cut before it became obvious that a Slinky can’t go round corners.
1:52:39 Norway is really beautiful, even mid-car chase.
1:53:53 It’s gadget time.
1:56:29 This bunker is epic.
2:11:14 “And with all due respect to the enormity of your tidy achievements, all you’re really doing is standing in a very long line of angry men.”
2:24:09 The EMP thing was horrific, and the quip after, terrible!


I’ve been excited about this for too long, the many, many delays and the big hype about it returning to the cinema when plenty of people still don’t feel comfortable about sitting in dark rooms with lots of strangers, all of which were somehow both frustrating but also just adding to my expectations. Firstly, it’s important to say, this is a better movie than Spectre. I don’t remember a lot about Spectre, only that it didn’t live up to Skyfall, and I wish I’d known this was going to carry on with a lot of the same characters, as I would have rewatched ahead of time.

It’s better than the predecessor, but I don’t know that it’s actually very good. The pacing seems really weird, which is hard to take in a movie nearly three hours long. Some brilliant characters don’t get nearly enough airtime (Paloma spin-off please) and if I’m honest, I never really followed the underlying plot of who was doing what to who and why and what the over-arching plan was supposed to be.

But, then again, there was great Bond action sequences, some old school quips, fab fight scenes, and a wonderful supporting cast. It’s just a completely mixed review from start to finish. The more I think about it, the more I wish Craig had signed off with Skyfall.

Rating: 4 / 5

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