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All Daniel Craig Movies Ranked by Tomatometer

Before he would get to utter the words “Bond, James Bond” to the delight of millions, Daniel Craig built up a durable if not spectacular resume, showing up in a range of films from the first Angelina Jolie Tomb Raider to A Kid In King Arthur’s Court. As the sniveling son of mob boss Paul Newman in Road to Perdition, Craig was able to make an impact with a broad audience in a film that already had plenty for us to look at, including Conrad L. Hall’s rain-drenched cinematography and a rare anti-hero turn from Tom Hanks.

By 2005, Craig was on the cusp of a major breakthrough with a co-starring role in Steven Spielberg’s Munich, and crime flick Layer Cake, essentially a stylish and gritty feature-length audition tape to play Agent 007. The following year, he and GoldenEye director Martin Campbell launched Casino Royale, a rousing and hard-nosed crowdpleaser revealing a James Bond for a new cynical generation. He’s since reprised the role three more times with Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre, and when he returns in 2020 with No Time to Die, Craig will have the longest consecutively tenured Bond in film history.

Of course, when you’re James Bond, every non-Bond role you take becomes something of an automatic sensation. Some roles, like Logan Lucky or David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo really demonstrate Craig’s range. Other films, like Dream House or The Invasion, are spectacular bombs. And the rest, along the lines of Cowboys & Aliens and The Golden Compass, are right in the mushy middle.

We know on which end of the spectrum Craig’s latest film, the Rian Johnson whodunit Knives Out, lands. (Hint: It’s his best-reviewed movie ever.) And as we approach No Time To Die‘s April 10 release, take a look back as we rank all Daniel Craig movies by Tomatometer!

#29
Adjusted Score: 5.612%
Critics Consensus: Disappointing even by the relaxed standards of live-action children's entertainment, A Kid in King Arthur's Court stands as a rare near-total misfire from Disney.
Synopsis: An earthquake magically transports a modern-day youngster to the time of King Arthur's court in this loose take on an... [More]
Directed By: Michael Gottlieb

#28

Dream House (2011)
6%

#28
Adjusted Score: 8.121%
Critics Consensus: Dream House is punishingly slow, stuffy, and way too obvious to be scary.
Synopsis: Successful publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz),... [More]
Directed By: Jim Sheridan

#27
#27
Adjusted Score: 13.222%
Critics Consensus: The straightforward retelling of Kuki Gallman's life in Africa neither moves or entertains the viewer.
Synopsis: "I Dreamed of Africa" is inspired by the true story of the indomitable Kuki Gallmann, a beautiful, inquisitive woman who... [More]
Directed By: Hugh Hudson

#26

Kings (2018)
13%

#26
Adjusted Score: 13.765%
Critics Consensus: Kings has good intentions, a talented cast, and the basis for an incredible fact-based story; unfortunately, they don't amount to much more than a missed opportunity.
Synopsis: KINGS stars Oscar winner Halle Berry and Daniel Craig as citizens of the same South Central Los Angeles neighborhood set... [More]
Directed By: Deniz Gamze Ergüven

#25

The Invasion (2007)
19%

#25
Adjusted Score: 24.273%
Critics Consensus: The Invasion is slickly made, but it lacks psychological insight and thrills.
Synopsis: '"The Invasion" tells the story of a mysterious epidemic that alters the behavior of human beings. When a Washington D.C.... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Hirschbiegel

#24
#24
Adjusted Score: 26.163%
Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie is perfect for the role of Lara Croft, but even she can't save the movie from a senseless plot and action sequences with no emotional impact.
Synopsis: A popular video game comes to the screen with this big-budget adventure starring Angelina Jolie as a buxom heroine recalling... [More]
Directed By: Simon West

#23

Sylvia (2003)
37%

#23
Adjusted Score: 40.393%
Critics Consensus: This biopic about Sylvia Plath doesn't rise above the level of highbrow melodrama.
Synopsis: The life of poet and novelist Sylvia Plath -- one of the most celebrated literary figures of her generation --... [More]
Directed By: Christine Jeffs

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 33.894%
Critics Consensus: Despite Daniel Craig's earnest efforts, Flashbacks of a Fool suffers from an ambitious but underdeveloped script.
Synopsis: Having squandered his stint in the spotlight on hard drugs and reckless sex, washed-up Hollywood has-been Joe Scott (Daniel Craig)... [More]

#21

The Power of One (1992)
39%

#21
Adjusted Score: 39.554%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Set in South Africa before World War II, John Avildsen's film chronicles the uphill battles faced by a white teen... [More]
Directed By: John G. Avildsen

#20

Some Voices (2000)
40%

#20
Adjusted Score: 8.36%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After he is discharged from a psychiatric hospital a young man falls in love and begins to wonder whether the... [More]
Directed By: Simon Cellan Jones

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 48.497%
Critics Consensus: Without the bite or the controversy of the source material, The Golden Compass is reduced to impressive visuals overcompensating for lax storytelling.
Synopsis: A young girl embarks on a perilous journey to rescue her best friend and fight the forces of darkness in... [More]
Directed By: Chris Weitz

#18

The Jacket (2005)
44%

#18
Adjusted Score: 49.27%
Critics Consensus: The Jacket is a case of creepy style over substance.
Synopsis: A troubled war veteran tries to unlock his memories of a terrible crime in this stylish thriller, the first American... [More]
Directed By: John Maybury

#17

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
44%

#17
Adjusted Score: 52.185%
Critics Consensus: Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford are as dependably appealing as ever, but they're let down by director Jon Favreau's inability to smooth Cowboys & Aliens' jarring tonal shifts.
Synopsis: 1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of... [More]
Directed By: Jon Favreau

#16

Renaissance (2006)
49%

#16
Adjusted Score: 51.003%
Critics Consensus: Renaissance attempts to blend sci-fi wonder with stark noir animation, but is often more fun to look at than to watch.
Synopsis: Set in the year 2054, a policeman investigates the kidnapping of a young scientist through the jungles that are the... [More]
Directed By: Christian Volckman

#15

Defiance (2009)
58%

#15
Adjusted Score: 63.853%
Critics Consensus: Professionally made but artistically uninspired, Ed Zwick's story of Jews surviving WWII in the Belarus forest lacks the emotional punch of the actual history.
Synopsis: Based on an extraordinary true story, "Defiance" is an epic tale of family, honor, vengeance and salvation in World War... [More]
Directed By: Edward Zwick

#14

Enduring Love (2004)
59%

#14
Adjusted Score: 61.265%
Critics Consensus: While it strains credibility and isn't ultimately as profound as it might first appear, Enduring Love is still an intriguing thriller fueled by strong performances from Rhys Ifans and Daniel Craig.
Synopsis: On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon... [More]
Directed By: Roger Michell

#13

Spectre (2015)
63%

#13
Adjusted Score: 77.234%
Critics Consensus: Spectre nudges Daniel Craig's rebooted Bond closer to the glorious, action-driven spectacle of earlier entries, although it's admittedly reliant on established 007 formula.
Synopsis: A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political... [More]
Directed By: Sam Mendes

#12
#12
Adjusted Score: 76.487%
Critics Consensus: Brutal and breathless, Quantum Of Solace delivers tender emotions along with frenetic action, but coming on the heels of Casino Royale, it's still a bit of a disappointment.
Synopsis: A devastating betrayal sends James Bond from Australia to Italy and South America on a mission of vengeance that pits... [More]
Directed By: Marc Forster

#11

Infamous (2006)
74%

#11
Adjusted Score: 79.045%
Critics Consensus: Though comparisons with last year's Capote may be inevitable, Infamous takes a different angle in its depiction of the author, and stands up well enough on its own.
Synopsis: Douglas McGrath's Infamous represents the second major biopic about the avant-garde belletrist Truman Capote to be released within a year.... [More]

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 81.324%
Critics Consensus: Drawing deep from the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark playbook, Steven Spielberg has crafted another spirited, thrilling adventure in the form of Tintin.
Synopsis: Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present a 3D Motion Capture Film The Adventures of Tintin directed by Steven Spielberg from... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#9

The Mother (2004)
78%

#9
Adjusted Score: 80.001%
Critics Consensus: Reid gives a fearless, realistic performance in depicting an older woman's sexual blossoming.
Synopsis: May is an ordinary grandmother from the North of England. When her husband dies on a family visit to London,... [More]
Directed By: Roger Michell

#8

Munich (2005)
78%

#8
Adjusted Score: 85.078%
Critics Consensus: Munich can't quite achieve its lofty goals, but this thrilling, politically even-handed look at the fallout from an intractable political conflict is still well worth watching.
Synopsis: 'Munich' recounts the dramatic story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate 11 Palestinians believed to... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#7

Layer Cake (2005)
80%

#7
Adjusted Score: 84.424%
Critics Consensus: A stylized, electric British crime thriller.
Synopsis: Just as a successful cocaine dealer, who has earned a respected place among England's Mafia elite, eyes an early retirement... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Vaughn

#6
#6
Adjusted Score: 87.193%
Critics Consensus: Somber, stately, and beautifully mounted, Sam Mendes' Road to Perdition is a well-crafted mob movie that explores the ties between fathers and sons.
Synopsis: A hit man for an Irish gang in the Depression-era Midwest, hit man Michael Sullivan is known to friends and... [More]
Directed By: Sam Mendes

#5
Adjusted Score: 93.934%
Critics Consensus: Brutal yet captivating, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the result of David Fincher working at his lurid best with total role commitment from star Rooney Mara.
Synopsis: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster... [More]
Directed By: David Fincher

#4

Logan Lucky (2017)
92%

#4
Adjusted Score: 103.969%
Critics Consensus: High-octane fun that's smartly assembled without putting on airs, Logan Lucky marks a welcome end to Steven Soderbergh's retirement -- and proves he hasn't lost his ability to entertain.
Synopsis: Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

#3

Skyfall (2012)
92%

#3
Adjusted Score: 106.774%
Critics Consensus: Sam Mendes brings Bond surging back with a smart, sexy, riveting action thriller that qualifies as one of the best 007 films to date.
Synopsis: In Skyfall, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under... [More]
Directed By: Sam Mendes

#2

Casino Royale (2006)
95%

#2
Adjusted Score: 104.023%
Critics Consensus: Casino Royale disposes of the silliness and gadgetry that plagued recent James Bond outings, and Daniel Craig delivers what fans and critics have been waiting for: a caustic, haunted, intense reinvention of 007.
Synopsis: James Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar, where he is to spy on a terrorist Mollaka. Not everything... [More]
Directed By: Martin Campbell

#1

Knives Out (2019)
97%

#1
Adjusted Score: 117.431%
Critics Consensus: Knives Out sharpens old murder-mystery tropes with a keenly assembled suspense outing that makes brilliant use of writer-director Rian Johnson's stellar ensemble.
Synopsis: Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie... [More]
Directed By: Rian Johnson

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