writer: Neal Purvis

Skyfall

The latest Bond film is a little more fast-paced and action packed than the previous films were. This one has a little romance but it moves by quickly leaving plenty of time for the chases and gun fire. Someone is targeting MI6 agents and M especially. Bond must figure out who the culprit is and [...]

Quantum of Solace

Lights, camera, and action, action, action! This film has almost non-stop action and violence. Viewing the film was a bit like being involved emotionally in a whirlwind. It is entertaining in certain scenes for sure, but plot and character development suffer a bit in this one. Two characters seek [...]

Casino Royale

"Casino Royal" takes us back to see how Bond became Bond. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised that there was little actual blood but then most of the older 007 movies were fairly tame in this sense. The action was ever lasting accept for a longer than needed poker game and the language is [...]

Johnny English – Edited

March 25, 2004

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Rowan Atkinson's humor is an acquired taste. Most people either really like him or they don't. In this spy spoof, he plays a bumbling secret agent much as Peter Sellers played the inept Inspector in the Pink Panther films. I for one think Peter Sellers was a genius at it where Atkinson tries hard [...]

Die Another Day – Edited

August 19, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This reviewer goes back to enjoying the original Bond movie, "Dr. No", in a Chicago suburb drive-in theatre. I well remember looking at my husband, and both of us saying almost simultaneously, "Oh my gosh, I can't believe how good this movie is!". The Bond movies have morphed over four decades from [...]