Entertainment Movies Daniel Craig's Last Bond Performance in 'No Time to Die' Gets Rave Reviews: 'Extraordinary' No Time to Die is finally set to premiere in theaters on Oct. 8 By Ale Russian Published on September 29, 2021 11:04 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Daniel Craig as James Bond. Photo: Universal Pictures UK/Youtube Daniel Craig's last turn as James Bond is a hit with critics. After over a year of delays, No Time to Die is finally set to hit theaters on October 8 — and the reviews make it clear it's one of Craig's finest turns as the secret agent. "With his fifth movie as 007, Craig is so extraordinary he leaves only scorched earth behind. There will be other Bonds for those who want them. For everyone else, there's Craig," wrote Time critic Stephanie Zacharek. "As Bond swan songs go, it's a fond farewell: faithfully bridging the old world and the new until the last, deathless postscript," wrote Entertainment Weekly's Leah Greenblatt. For more on the No Time To Die London premiere and other top stories, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. "Craig might be done with Bond, but No Time to Die reminds audiences why they fell for him in the first place," said It's the Pictures' Max Covill. "It still feels a little shocking that Daniel Craig's time in the tux is through, but for his final performance, he does deliver some of his best work," wrote Insider's Jason Guerrasio. No Time to Die Cast Raves About Movie's Writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge: 'One of the Best Around' Daniel Craig. Tristan Fewings/Getty The movie follows Craig's Bond coming out of retirement after he's recruited by Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) to help find a missing scientist. Soon, Bond becomes immersed in a menacing mission that puts him at odds with his newest adversary, Safin (Rami Malek), who has his hands on dangerous new technology. Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes and Christoph Waltz also star in the film. But not everyone was a fan. AV Club's A.A. Dowd said the film was "forgettable in all the places that usually count -- it's a Bond movie with little excitement or panache." U.K.'s Daily Express critic Stefan Kyriazis agreed, saying it "simply sacrifices too much of the viscerally, thrillingly unapologetic anti-hero that has towered across six decades of cinema." No Time to Die was originally set for release in April 2020 before being postponed as a result of the COVID pandemic. It was first rescheduled to November 2020 and then April 2021 before finally landing on an Oct. 8 release date.