Sammy’s review published on Letterboxd:
and just like that it’s the end of an era.
This is a behemoth of a movie that somehow moves without ever slowing down, realizes it’s not the villain’s show, and unleashes the potential of Spectre’s greatest asset: the relationship between Bond and Madeleine. No Time to Die sees it as much more than a romance; it’s a light at the end of a tunnel, a way for two destroyed souls to make peace together. And, the film tests that by throwing every force at them to try and tear them apart, even a revenge-seeking bio-terrorist. Fukunaga makes the franchise’s classical elements intimate in that way, painting a canvas of emotions even as Bond continues to shoot, punch, and drive his way through danger.
How ever this was gonna conclude was guaranteed to make me tear up, but this crafts a send-off so simultaneously tragic and beautiful, I cried.