'Skyfall' Draws Mixed Reviews, While Ebert Tweets Glowing Remark

Brian Anthony Hernandez
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Aston Martin DB5 (Goldfinger, 1964)

Skyfall opens Friday in the United States, but with UK premieres last week and early screenings stateside, reviews have surfaced on Twitter and generated more buzz for the 23rd installment in the James Bond saga.

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The 007 flick is attracting mixed reviews from media critics and moviegoers, while film critic Roger Ebert tweeted, "Skyfall is the best James Bond film in years."

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Leading up to the U.S. launch of Skyfall, fans have been getting glimpses of the film through a series of YouTube videos, including an underwater fight scene with actor Daniel Craig.

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Aston Martin DB5 (Goldfinger, 1964)

The classic Bond spy car, the Aston Martin appeared in five films total. Its original incarnation included bulletproof panels, oil slick, smoke screen, machine guns, rotating license plates, tire slashers, a homing screen for tracking the bad guy, radar receiver, bumper basher and of course the passenger ejector seat.

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