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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, Gustav Graves and his ruthless right-hand man Zoo, Bond travels to Iceland into the villain's lair: a palace built entirely of ice. There he experiences, firsthand, the power of a high-tech weapon. Ultimately, this leads to an explosive confrontation back in Korea, where the mission began.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
MGM Pictures - Official Site


Pierce Brosnan
as James Bond
Toby Stephens
as Gustav Graves
Rosamund Pike
as Miranda Frost
Michael Madsen
as Damian Falco
Will Yun Lee
as Col. Moon
Kenneth Tsang
as Gen. Moon
Colin Salmon
as Charles Robinson
Samantha Bond
as Miss Moneypenny
as Verity
Ben Wee
as Snooty Desk Clerk
Rachel Grant
as Peaceful
Ian Pirie
as Creep
Simón Andreu
as Dr. Alvarez
Mark Dymond
as Van Bierk
Deborah Moore
as Air Hostess
Oliver Skeete
as Concierge
Joaquín Martínez
as Old Man at Cigar Fac...
Michael G. Wilson
as General Chnadler
Daryl Kwan
as General Han
Vincent Wong
as General Li
Stuart Ong
as General Dong
Manolo Caro
as Cuban Waiter
as Korean Scorpion Guar...
Stewart Scudamore
as Buckingham Palace Re...
Bill Nash
as Buckingham Palace Re...
Ami Veveers-Chorlton
as Buckingham Palace Re...
James Wallace
as Buckingham Palace Re...
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News & Interviews for Die Another Day

Critic Reviews for Die Another Day

All Critics (214) | Top Critics (45)

It's the same old Bond.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

A vigorous 20th installment that is as strong on action as it is weak on the interpersonal stuff.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
New York Daily News
Top Critic

James Bond gets bad news in Die Another Day: They've rescinded his license to kill. The news is worse for us. They've given him license to bore.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

By the end of Die Another Day, the character's potential to wind up beaten and broken has vanished amid the pixels and laser beams.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
AV Club
Top Critic

Perhaps it's time to say goodbye to Mr. Bond.

Full Review… | November 2, 2015
Associated Press
Top Critic

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

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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