Marc Forster

Quantum of Solace

Starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko. Directed by Marc Forster. Released by MGM. $29.95, blu-ray $34.95. ** 1/2 (2 1/2 STARS)


Quantum of Solace is a fine modern spy thriller, but it's not much of a James Bond film.

Despite all the fuss a few years back about his being the first blond Bond, Daniel Craig is just fine as the unflappable 007. His steely-eyed glare suggests all manner of powerful emotions beneath emotions beneath the surface, and Bond has been nothing if not a powder keg waiting to be lit.

But in Quantum of Solace, the 22nd "official" Bond movie (not counting 1983's Never Say Never Again, which was made by a rival studio, and the 1967...