My sentiments as well.
Why would Craig be critical of a film which was both good and successful?
Anyone with even half a brain will tell you that CR was an outlier in 'critical circles' in a series that's hardly meant to be Merchant Ivory.
It's not as if QOS was as critically or commercially as dissapointing as Golden Gun or LTK or 'Tomorrow, is it?
Quantum was as successful as Craig's first film, something which neither Moore nor Dalton can say...and something Lazenby doesn't even have the luxury of having.
Nobody expected CR to be what it was and it took most people by surprise. You would have to find QoS something of a letdown from that height. But not a major drop in quality.
There seems to be a little too much emphasis on action, but there's more than enough good and interesting stuff going on in that film that I find it a very successful follow-up to CR.
I think Criaig would be and should be very proud of his work in QOS.
He was a physical tour de force, his acting trumped all others and he delivered lines as if they were instant classics.
Craig makes Lazenby look like an cheap amateur who was completely out of his depth.
I wouldn't go that far. The final scene of OHMSS shows just what Lazenby could do. I think it's the biggest tragedy in Bond film history that Lazenby didn't do another one.