Casino Royale is great!
The movie is dark, gritty, intense, fast paced and the dialogues are great! It adds a bit of James Bond flash in a subdued, not over the top, way to the grittiness of the Bourne movies to deliver a very effective experience. I still have a hard time seeing Daniel Craig as James Bond (I would have much preferred Clive Owen), but his rough around the edges look and acting is very effective for this story line – probably more so than someone who would have looked more classy, smooth and polished. Big thumbs up!