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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Shaken, Not Stirred

In my Dr. No review, I mentioned a critic who, in his review of Tomorrow Never Dies, had kvetched that Bond would never drink Smirnoff...which was pretty clueless, of course, as Bond had been drinking Smirnoff in his very first movie.

Well, the internet is a fine research tool, so I found the review in question: Owen Gleiberman in Entertainment Weekly. Here's the sentences in question:
Would James Bond really be caught dead drinking Smirnoff vodka? Sadly, the very notion of a Smirnoff martini blends all too well into the harsh-grained mediocrity of Tomorrow Never Dies.
Sorry, Owen, but yeah, he would be caught dead drinking Smirnoff:

Not good enough for Owen GleibermanIt's a sad, sad day when movie critics become bigger elitist snobs regarding liquor than Bond himself...


  1. I disagree, there were several movies in between the first and the last movie. The only thing that bugs me is the lack of journalistic integrity; or is it laziness of the person who wrote the review. All it takes is a quick google search to find out that Smirnoff was a sponsor of Dr. No.