Skyfall ★★★★½

As much as I love its direction, Deakins’ expertise on the camera, its editing and pacing, and how it feels as though Bond is at his best here, both as a character and his chemistry with the nearly all in the cast, I’m not convinced I like the second act much, if at all.

Silva is a somewhat compelling villain, but I feel like I needed just a smidge more. Also, his entire plan is way too elaborate and involves elements outside of his control for it to have unraveled the way it did. 

But, despite that, and that should probably be a major reason to knock off a full star, this film’s strengths are too strong to not carry its few weaknesses.

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