Martin Campbell

Biography: New Zealand-born film director Martin Campbell started his career in the mid-'70s churning out a handful of adult-minded films, with titles like The Sex Thief and Eskimo Nell. His sense of style caught the eye of Hollywood, and eventually Campbell found himself helming thrillers like Criminal Law and Defenseless. In the mid-'90s, his career skyrocketed after being assigned the director's chair for GoldenEye, the first Bond film to star Pierce Brosnan as the beloved super-spy. The film was a box-office success, and received the strongest reviews of any Bond film in quite some time, leading directly to the job of directing the big-budget summer spectacle The Mask of Zorro, an assignment he enjoyed enough to return for the sequel a few years later. Campbell once again introduced the world to a new James Bond in 2006 as the director of Daniel Craig's first film in the series, Casino Royale. Again, the film was lavished with huge international box-office success, and strong reviewsNew Zealand-born film director Martin Campbell started his career in the mid-'70s churning out a handful of adult-minded films, with titles like The Sex Thief and Eskimo Nell. His sense of style caught the eye of Hollywood, and eventually Campbell found himself helming thrillers like Criminal Law and Defenseless. In the mid-'90s, his career skyrocketed after being assigned the director's chair for GoldenEye, the first Bond film to star Pierce Brosnan as the beloved super-spy. The film was a box-office success, and received the strongest reviews of any Bond film in quite some time, leading directly to the job of directing the big-budget summer spectacle The Mask of Zorro, an assignment he enjoyed enough to return for the sequel a few years later. Campbell once again introduced the world to a new James Bond in 2006 as the director of Daniel Craig's first film in the series, Casino Royale. Again, the film was lavished with huge international box-office success, and strong reviews from many critics who had grown tired of the series. Expand

Martin Campbell's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 80 Casino Royale
Lowest Metascore: 32 Beyond Borders
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
9 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
55 The Foreigner Oct 13, 2017 Director 7.1
39 Green Lantern Jun 17, 2011 Director 5.8
55 Edge of Darkness Jan 29, 2010 Director / Director 6.3
80 Casino Royale Nov 17, 2006 Director / Director tbd
47 The Legend of Zorro Oct 28, 2005 Director / Director tbd
32 Beyond Borders Oct 24, 2003 Director 5.8
48 Vertical Limit Dec 8, 2000 Director / Producer 6.1
63 The Mask of Zorro Jul 17, 1998 Director / Director 7.3
65 GoldenEye Nov 17, 1995 Director / Director tbd