“There’s one performance that hasn’t been recognized by any movie critics group or awards organization despite being one of the year’s most widely praised,” writes Pop Machine‘s Mark Caro. “Where’s the year-end love for Daniel Craig, a.k.a. Agent 007 in Casino Royale? Here’s a guy who was widely dismissed and even ridiculed upon being cast in this iconic role, yet the consensus is he’s the best James Bond since Sean Connery and perhaps the closest one to author Ian Fleming’s original vision.”