This James Bond outing begins with a stunning set piece in which the hero, played by Daniel Craig, takes down a terrorist cell amid Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico City. From there the action moves to London, Rome, and northern Africa, as Bond, suspended from his official duties and working on his own, trails a shadowy organization that’s trying to establish a global surveillance network. Christoph Waltz sleepwalks through an underwritten part as the villain, though hulking Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) is more imposing as the chief henchman; his encounters with Bond have an intensity lacking in much of the film. Sam Mendes directed; with Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Whishaw.
PG-13 • 2 hours 28 min • 2015