Bradshaw appears to have what is the first review of Quantum of Solace and he weighs in with a 3/5 stars saying it “didn’t excite” him as much as Casino Royale and “the villain is especially underpowered. This is a crash-bang Bond, high on action, low on quips, long on location glamour, short on product placement.”
His disappointments center around too much action and a lack of “dialogue, flirtation and characterisation” and “was baffled that relatively little was made of the deliciously villainous [Mathieu] Amalric: especially the final.”encounter.
The action he refers to is pretty much summed up in one paragraph:
He ends the review saying “Quantum of Solace isn’t as good as Casino Royale: the smart elegance of Craig’s Bond debut has been toned down in favour of conventional action. But the man himself powers this movie; he carries the film: it’s an indefinably difficult task for an actor. Craig measures up.”
Sounds to me like Bradshaw’s 3/5 translates to something like a B- or so. You can read the full review here. Quantum of Solace hits the States on November 14 but will be released in the UK, France and Sweden on October 31.