James Bond 'No Time to Die' Embargo Time: When The First Reviews Will Be Out

After more than a year of delays because of the COVID pandemic, Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond is finally being released.

No Time To Die was initially going to come out in April 2020, but its release date was pushed back multiple times over the course of 2020 and 2021 due to the global crisis.

The film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, will finally be released in the USA on October 8, a week after it comes to theaters in the UK on September 30.

With this in mind, here is when the first reviews for the spy thriller will hit the press.

When does the embargo lift for No Time to Die reviews?

No Time to Die finds Bond in retirement in Jamaica after leaving the secret service following the events of Spectre.

His retirement is cut short, though, when CIA agent Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) comes to ask 007 for help finding a mysterious villain named Safin (Rami Malek).

The world premiere for the film is taking place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on September 28, with critics getting their first look at the film on the same night.

Journalists have been given the opportunity to watch the film in London and Los Angeles, with the screenings taking place at the exact same time.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in "No Time to Die" Universal Pictures

Reviews of the film are embargoed until one minute past midnight on September 29, at which point critics can let film fans know exactly what they thought of Craig's swansong as the spy.

Before that, fans will be able to enjoy the red carpet of the film's world premiere as the event will be streamed live on Facebook.

The broadcast will be available from 5.30pm to 7.05pm BST, according to Variety, and stars Craig, Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris are said to be attending.

Who has seen No Time to Die?

While the press have a set time to watch the film across the world, there is one person who has spoken about watching spy flick: Billie Eilish.

The singer, who penned the theme tune for the film, spoke about watching an early cut of the film in November 2020, telling Capital Breakfast radio in the UK that it was "so good".

Eilish explained: "It's excruciating, because also I've seen it and it's so good! I also saw one of the first, older cuts, so it's going to be totally different. It's like, ugrh, imagine how everybody else feels."