Skyfall (2012)

In Skyfall (2012), a mission in Turkey goes badly wrong after a hard disc containing details of MI6 agents falls into the hands of a gun for hire. While attempting to retrieve the disc James Bond goes missing, presumed dead. In fact he has gone to ground while trying to exorcise his demons and coming to terms with his betrayal by M. Meanwhile the loss of the disc has cost her her job, and as she prepares for being forcibly retired MI6 comes under attack from a dangerous cyber terrorist.

What we say

Daniel Craig is once again excellent and there are some great moments and spectacular cinematography, but ultimately Skyfall is less than the sum of its parts and Javier Bardem’s villain wildly over the top. The story doesn’t cut it either and David Arnold is sorely missed.


Original release

UK Premiere: 23rd October 2012 at the Royal Albert Hall
UK: 26th October 2012
USA: 8th November 2012 (IMAX only)/9th November 2012

Principal crew

Director Sam Mendes
Screenplay Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan
Producer Barbara Broccoli, Michael G Wilson
Music Thomas Newman
Editing Stuart Baird
Production design Dennis Glassner
Cinematography Roger Deakins


Daniel Craig James Bond
Javier Bardem Raoul Silva
Ralph Fiennes Gareth Mallory
Bérénice Marlohe Sévérine
Ben Whishaw Q
Naomie Harris Eve
Judi Dench M
Helen McCrory Clair Dowar
Albert Finney Kincade
Rory Kinnear Bill Tanner
Ola Rapace Patrice
Tonia Sotiropoulou
Nichola Fynn
Santi Scinelli London Commuter
Nicholas Woodeson Interviewer
Michael G. Wilson
Elize du Toit Vanessa
Milorad Kapor Captain
Senem Temiz London Whitehall Commuter
Tom Wu
Ben Loyd-Holmes Agent
Benjayx Murphy Whitehall and Tube Commuter
Beatrice Curnew Susan Horrocks
Adebayo Bolaji Silvas / Boatcrew
Duncan Meadows Isolation Guard
Christopher Sciueref Silvas / Mercenary
Mihai Arsene Turkish Businessman
Simon DeSilva Commuter
Glenn Webster Car Driver
Mayo Oliver Firefighter
Stuart Mulcaster Car Driver
Alan Low Casino Martini Bar Guest


  • Heineken
  • Vodka martini
  • The Macallan 10 year old fine oak
  • The Macallan 12 year old sherry oak
  • The Macallan 1925


Aston Martin DB5 Coupe (1964)


  • Welcome to Scotland!
  • The whole office goes up in smoke and that bloody thing survives?
  • He’s keen to get home.
  • Health and Safety. Carry on.
  • What if PM finds out?
    Then we’re all buggered. Carry on.

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David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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One Response to “Skyfall (2012)”

  • Bernard Brule

    I really can’t wait for Bond 23. I will talk to you soon M….Bernard