In Uganda, the mysterious liaison. More believable and less cartoonish, than previous 007 extravaganzas he commented that the "sometimes sluggish pacing will frustrate some Bond fanatics." 106 Similarly, a reviewer for The Sun praised the film for its darkness andCraig's performance, but felt that "like the novel, it suffers. At a speed exceeding 70 mph (113 km/h the car rotated seven times while being filmed, and was confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records on 5 November 2006 as a new world record. Wavell, Stuart (5 November 2006). Bond calls Mendel, the Swiss banker responsible for the monetary transactions following the poker tournament, to figure out what is going. Directed by, martin Campbell and written by, neal Purvis Robert Wade and. Archived from the original on 5 February 2007. Chin also played Ling in You Only Live Twice. 6 It earned almost 600 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing James Bond film until the release of Skyfall in 2012. 90 Entertainment Weekly named the film as the fifth best of the series, 91 and chose Vesper Lynd as the fourth best Bond girl in the series. Retrieved "Golden Tomato Awards. The character's last name is a reference to James Villiers, who portrayed Bill Tanner in For Your Eyes Only, and to the character of Amherst Villiers in the original novel. White, watching nearby, walks away with the money. Diane Hartford as Card Player.