Skyfall (2012)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 23 mins

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When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.
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Did you know? Judi Dench has more screen time in this film alone than Desmond Llewelyn had in his 17 films as Q, making her portrayal of M the most common character in the series after Bond himself. Read More
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as James Bond
as Silva
as M
as Eve
as Boat Crew
as Kincade
as Ronson
as Vanessa
as Boat Captain
as Doctor Hall
as Patrice
as Shanghai Barman
as Gareth Mallory
as Tanner
as Floating Dragon Assistant Floor Manager
as Bond's Lover
as CNN News Anchor
as Floating Dragon Cashier


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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
The wristwatches of the participants in the Ministerial Hearing are set to a variety of different times - even among participants sitting at the same table.

When Bond and Sévérine are walking in the island, her shoes change color between shots.

When Bond kidnaps M with her in the backseat, she is seen sitting with the car door to her right and the seat belt coming over her right shoulder. Yet in the one shot of her in the reflection of the rear-view mirror, the car door is on her left with the seat belt falling off her left shoulder instead of her right.

Before Patrice enters the elevator in Shanghai, the button for his floor is already lit. After he motions to press the floor button, it is no longer lit. Later, as the elevator is moving up, the button is lit again.

Crew/Equipment Visible
During one of the beginning scenes, after Bond crashes his bike into a bridge wall and lands on top of a moving train, he almost slips off, but we see in a scene of the train moving away from the bridge that there is a platform which was supporting him as he was climbing back up onto the roof.

Errors in Geography
The suggestion is that the building the Ministerial Hearing is being held in is in Westminster, in one of the Ministerial buildings off of Whitehall, however the building "Silva" enters seems to be Trinity House on Trinity Square, close to Tower Hill and the Tower of London, several miles away, with Bond and others exiting the building after the shootout onto Seething Lane Garden.

Errors in Geography
When Bond comes out of Westminster Station and runs up the road (Whitehall) there is a 38 bus. The 38 does not use this route. It should possibly be a 24. The 38 runs up Pall Mall.

Factual Mistake
Both Silva and Bond slide down the center escalator divider in the chase in the tube station. This would not be possible since, on the London Underground, there are protruding metal discs at regular intervals to prevent exactly this behavior.

Factual Mistake
In the intro scene when James Bond's train car is uncoupled, the car's brake pipe is disconnected as well. Train brakes work on positive pressure, so if the brake pipe were disconnected, the uncoupled cars would immediately stop within a short distance, and the rest of the train would shortly follow. In the movie, the uncoupled cars continue closely following the train as if nothing had happened.

Factual Mistake
The tube train is formed of 1996 stock that does not operate on the District Line.

Revealing Mistakes
During the motorcycle chase, shots from behind show the riders are wearing padding underneath their clothing, particularly obvious for James Bond.

Revealing Mistakes
The height of the excavator and its jib as initially loaded on the rail car would not have allowed it to pass through the tunnel.

Revealing Mistakes
When James Bond chases Silva on the London Underground train, all the signage and stations suggests it's a District Line train; however this is actually 1996 Jubilee Line stock. This can be seen by both the colour scheme and deep level line body type.

Revealing Mistakes
When the train crashes through the roof of the cellar it plows through columns that support the roof but no windows crack and the paint is hardly scratched.
Hashima Island, the site of Silva's lair, is a tiny deserted industrialized island situated off the south west coast of Japan, 15 km from Nagasaki, and running just 480 meters long and 160 meters wide. The small isle is one of 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture. The isle is also known as "Ghost Island" as well as "Gunkanjima" which translates as "Battleship Island". The island was last significantly inhabited in 1974 and was once a thriving coal mining community. The island is notable for its character due to its sea wall and its untouched abandoned and derelict concrete buildings.

Judi Dench has more screen time in this film alone than Desmond Llewelyn had in his 17 films as Q, making her portrayal of M the most common character in the series after Bond himself.

James Bond actor Daniel Craig told "Rolling Stone" magazine that he wanted "Skyfall" to be his third and final Bond movie, saying, "I've been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it but they won't let me go". Craig has signed on for the next two James Bond films, both Bond 24 (2015) and Bond 25

Daniel Craig performed the stunt of leaping and sliding down the escalator rail himself.

The movie does not feature any American actors or characters, which is unusual for a big budget English language film.

Kevin Spacey was considered for a role, but declined due to scheduling conflicts. It is believed that director Sam Mendes originally offered the role of the villain to Spacey, the part in the film played by Javier Bardem. Spacey worked with this Mendes on American Beauty (1999), in which Kevin Spacey's character complains to his wife about missing a James Bond marathon on television.

At two seconds shy of 143 minutes, this is the second longest Bond movie of all time, the longest being Casino Royale (2006) at 144 minutes. The third longest running time for a Bond movie is On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) which runs 142 minutes.