Die Another Day (2002)



Critic Consensus: Its action may be bit too over-the-top for some, but Die Another Day is lavishly crafted and succeeds in evoking classic Bond themes from the franchise's earlier installments.

Movie Info

A high-speed hovercraft chase, through a minefield in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, marks the beginning of James Bond (Agent 007) embarking on his latest mission. From Hong Kong, to Cuba to London, Bond circles the world in his quest to unmask a traitor, and prevent a war of catastrophic proportions. On his way, he crosses paths with the beautiful Jinx and Miranda Frost, who become further entwined in his latest adventure. Hot on the trail of deadly megalomaniac, … More

Rating: PG-13 (for action violence and sexuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 3, 2003
Box Office: $160.2M
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Critic Reviews for Die Another Day

All Critics (197) | Top Critics (40)

The problem for me is that the story is so entirely at the service of the special effects.

Full Review… | October 13, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

What makes this the best Bond in years is the surefootedness of Brosnan's performance, as well as Tamahori's fanboy insistence on covering all bases.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

No one's going to accuse DIE ANOTHER DAY of being a sophisticated spy movie. It's an over-the-top action movie that is to be enjoyed best with a big bucket of popcorn.

Full Review… | November 5, 2012
Film Geek Central

Face it, Die Another Day simply blows the competition away. If you want excitement, laughs and pure sex appeal, remember one thing: Bond's really do have more fun.

Full Review… | October 24, 2012
Total Film

An attractive cast, silly gadgets, bad puns, worse CGI and a totally ludicrous plot make this the least of the Brosnan Bonds, but it all paves the way for an injection of grit with Casino Royale.

Full Review… | October 24, 2012

An old Bond for a new century, in which 50-year-old Brosnan, just starting to show his age, has to share time with an amazing glut of awful CGI.

Full Review… | October 22, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Die Another Day


The new James Bond film, DIE ANOTHER DAY does not disappoint by any means. Although not as good as Pierce Brosnan's first Bondian effort, GOLDENEYE, it is definitely one of my favorite Bond movies. Intriguing villains, such as Zao (played by Rick Yune of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) and Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens) make the film that much more enjoyable. Plus, you cannot disregard the amazing action scenes that dot the film at various intervals. Of course, one cannot forget the Bond babes. Halle Berry is terrific as Jinx, and has one of the most intrical roles of any Bond girl in history. Not to be outdone, Rosamund Pike makes her film debut as Miranda Frost, and MI-6 agent who refuses to fall under Bond's evident charm. Overall, this movie is excellent and I definitely recommend it to all movie-goers, especially Bond fans! 4 1/2 Stars 1-30-14

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


As the 20th entry in the series, this James Bond adventure should have really been something special. Instead, it's rather lackluster and kind of ridiculous, even by the standards of the series.

We get the typical world domination plot involving goofy technology that gets really silly and over-the-top, and, were this a Moore era film, I'd understand, but this is Brosnan! This is easily the worst entry in his tenure. He's okay, but you can tell he's getting bored wit hit. It also stings that talents like Halle Berry and Michael Madsen get wasted.

There's plenty of action, but unfortunately a lot of it is undercut by bad effects, and the film's insistence on referencing all the other films as a tribute to 40 years of Bond gets eye rollingly insufferable at times.

I should probably hate on this movie more than I do, but as much as it gets to me, I will admit that it does have its moments and is occasionally entertaining.

Chris Weber

Super Reviewer


Die Another Day, the 20th Bond film spanning 40 years with Pierce Brosnan's 4th and final performance as James Bond, is an utterly ridiculous and over the top homage to the series past that also happens to be one of the most entertaining entries in the beloved series. It is a little too heavy on the special effects and one-liners, but it also can be exhilarating. By this point, Pierce Brosnan has been accepted as Bond like no one has since Connery, and he delivers another solid performance. I do completely understand why some people absolutely despise this film as it is very similar to the Roger Moore era of jokey Bond films, but I find Die Another Day a step or two ahead of those films in terms of craftsmanship. The story is nothing to write home about, but it has enough twists and turns to keep things interesting while the action keeps you engaged. Toby Stephens is a decent Bond villain in the typical over the top manner as Gustav Graves, while Rick Yune as Zao, Rosamund Pike as Miranda Frost (in her feature film debut), and Halle Berry as Jinx populate the supporting characters. None of them are memorable, but they are effective, and Jinx's relationship with Bond bucks the Bond girl tradition and almost turns it into one of those buddy action films. Despite awful word of mouth among many Bond fans, Die Another Day managed to have the highest attendance of any Bond film other than Connery's era in its heyday (Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice). I take that as a sign that Bond was alive and well. Die Another Day is not one of the best entries in the series, but for pure popcorn action thrills, it will satisfy your craving.

Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

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