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Pierce Brosnan criticizes Spectre, but praises Daniel Craig's performance

One of the past James Bond's has some choice words about the newest franchise installment, Spectre.

Talking to HitFix, Pierce Brosnan (who played the titular spy in four films) said that while he was really looking forward to Spectre, he was left disappointed by it.

"I thought it was too long," Brosnan said. "The story was kind of weak — and it could have been condensed. It kind of went on too long. It really did."

Despite Brosnan's overall dislike of the film, he had nothing but good things to say about Daniel Craig and his performance. Brosnan told the site that he thought Craig nailed the role in this one and had a "looseness" about him that was missing from the past three films.

The actor also took a moment to address one of Craig's comments that he made in an interview while promoting the movie. Talking to Time Out London, Craig said he would rather "slash his wrists" than do another Bond movie right now, which was a sentiment Brosnan seemed to understand.

"By the time you finish a Bond movie, you don't want to hear the name, see the name or have anything to do with it because you just want to go to ground," he said.

Craig is reportedly still contracted for one more Bond movie, but if the actor wants to leave the blockbuster franchise, there's certainly a way for him to work around it.

Spectre is currently playing in theaters everywhere.

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