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Casino Royale (1967)



Critic Consensus: A goofy, dated parody of spy movie clichés, Casino Royale squanders its all-star cast on a meandering, mostly laugh-free script.

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This James Bond spoof features the hero coming out of retirement to attempt to fix some problems for SMERSH, while a multitude of other subplots unwind about the central figure. David Niven stars, while a host of well-known actors populate the screen.

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David Niven
as Sir James Bond
Peter Sellers
as Evelyn Tremble
Ursula Andress
as Vesper Lynd
Orson Welles
as Le Chiffre
Woody Allen
as Jimmy Bond
Joanna Pettet
as Mata Bond
Deborah Kerr
as Agent Mimi, Lady Fiona McTarry
Daliah Lavi
as The Detainer
Charles Boyer
as Le Grand
John Huston
as McTarry
Kurt Kasznar
as Smernov
George Raft
as Himself
Jean-Paul Belmondo
as French Legionnaire
Barbara Bouchet
as Moneypenny
Peter O'Toole
as Scotch Piper
Angela Scoular
as Buttercup
Tracey Crisp
as Heather
Anna Quayle
as Frau Hoffner
John Wells
as `Q's' Assistant
Richard Wattis
as British Army Officer
Bernard Cribbins
as Taxi Driver
Duncan Macrae
as Inspector Mathis
Colin Gordon
as Casino Director
Graham Stark
as Cashier
Tracy Reed
as Fang Leader
Jacqueline Bisset
as Miss Goodthighs
Percy Herbert
as First Piper
as 1st Piper
John Bluthal
as Casino Doorman
Vladek Sheybal
as Le Chiffre's Representative
Jeanne Roland
as Captain of the Gurads
John Le Mesurier
as Driver (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Casino Royale

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (10)

Things pick up a little bit when Orson Welles, Peter Sellers, and Woody Allen stumble into the scene, but the total experience remains boringly incoherent.

March 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite being not officially a Bond film this is good solid, entertaining action.

October 13, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Poor 007 is now lost in a hall of distorting mirrors.

October 13, 2008 | Full Review…
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Peter Sellers has some amusing gags as the gambler, the chance of dressing up in various guises and a neat near-seduction scene with Ursula Andress.

August 15, 2007 | Full Review…

Out of five directors -- only McGrath manages to connect with this brontosaurian James Bond parody.

August 15, 2007 | Full Review…

The few good aspects of this farce are vastly outweighed by the bad.

November 5, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Casino Royale

20/07/2012 (ONLINE)

EightThirty .
EightThirty .

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Okay, I've only rated one film on this website at 0.5 stars, and that was "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." In my opinion, it's the worst mainstream film ever made. This film is a close second. For those of you who are confused by the idea of a "Casino Royale" film in the 60s, here's a brief history. Basically, 2 production companies had the rights to different Bond books to adapt to the screen. One was run by Albert Broccoli who made "Dr. No" and cemented Sean Connery as a sexy sexy man. The other was still in the process of developing "Casino Royale" and seeing that they couldn't directly compete with Sean Connery, decided to make their film into a spoof of Bond. The result is this disaster that manages to star some of the most talented minds in Hollywood (Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, and ORSON WELLES) and ended up being a money blackhole. So, what exactly is wrong with it? IT'S THE MOST INCOHERENT THING I'VE EVER SEEN (And I'm a fan of Terry Gilliam). It feels like 5 different movies stitched into one film (which it essentially is, considering it had 5 different directors, most who went uncredited at the fear of the film's reputation destroying there careers). Speaking of uncredited crew, you ever heard the expression "Too many cooks spoil the broth?" This film is the embodiment of that. Only 3 writers receive credit. The other SIX didn't want to be associated with the film. You read that right. This film had NINE writers during its development, including Hollywood legend Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard and a million other movies in the 50s and 60s). Some people really think this is funny considering the time period. This isn't an excuse. "The Silencers" was a James Bond spoof released one year after this film and its infinitely funnier. In fact, it has one gag that had me on the floor laughing. "Casino Royale" only made me laugh twice during its TWO-AND-A-HALF-HOUR RUNTIME. "The Silencers" was an hour shorter, and infinitely funnier. In total, this is one of the worst films I've ever seen. Only watch it as a retrospect on how badly the development of a film can go.

Jacob Ethington
Jacob Ethington

Super Reviewer


Bizarre madcap comedy that isn't really that funny, but has a great taste. In the vein of later comedy masterpieces like Blazing Saddles, but with none of the humor. The cast is fantastic and everyone gives great performances, but the film itself just isn't very good.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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