Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)



Critic Consensus: A competent, if sometimes by-the-numbers entry to the 007 franchise, Tomorrow Never Dies may not boast the most original plot but its action sequences are genuinely thrilling.

Movie Info

James Bond is back gasp! to thwart a mad media mogul trying to start a third world war.

Rating: PG-13 (For intense sequences of action violence, sexuality and innuendo)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Bruce Feirstein, Jonathan P.B. Taylor
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 6, 1998
MGM Home Entertainment


as James Bond

as Elliot Carver

as Paris Carver

as Henry Gupta

as Stamper

as Dr. Kaufman

as Admiral Roebuck

as Robinson

as Moneypenny

as Minister of Defense

as General Bukharin

as Professor Inga Bergs...

as Tamara Steel

as Dr. Dave Greenwalt

as Master Sergeant 3

as Stealth Boat Captain

as HMS Chester Captain

as HMS Chester Firing O...

as Commander Richard Da...

as Lieutenant Commander...

as HMS Devonshire Lieut...

as HMS Devonshire Yeoma...

as HMS Devonshire Leadi...

as HMS Devonshire Sonar

as Admiral Kelly

as HMS Bedford Captain

as HMS Bedford Air Warf...

as HMS Bedford Principa...

as HMS Bedford Yeoman

as HMS Bedford Leading ...

as First Sea Lord

as Staff Officer 1

as Staff Officer 2

as Beth Davidson

as Mary Golson

as Jeff Hobbs

as Philip Jones

as Mig Pilot

as General Chang
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Critic Reviews for Tomorrow Never Dies

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (15)

If Connery was Sexy Bond and George Lazenby was One-Shot Bond and Roger Moore was Geezer Bond and Timothy Dalton was Bored Bond, then Brosnan should be Posh Bond.

Full Review… | October 24, 2012
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Bond is just a glorified stuntman now; he's lost his license to thrill.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The 18th James Bond movie features the usual saturation bombardment.

Full Review… | November 10, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A solid but somewhat by-the-numbers entry in the James Bond cycle.

Full Review… | July 28, 2008
Top Critic

Flawed, but fantastic fun all the same.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Top notch popcorn entertainment, straight from the Hollywood factory. This is even better than GOLDENEYE.

Full Review… | November 3, 2012
Film Geek Central

Audience Reviews for Tomorrow Never Dies

perfectly made film and superb actors and actresses. it has the makings of a golden movie and will be remembered and loved well into the future. family safe. i loved it when i first saw and and still do. another brilliant bond film. Pierce Brosnan really out does himself.this is yet another fantastic bond movie with all of the thrills and action of the rest. pierce Bronson is drawing up to being as good as Sean Connery and roger Moore. i am however disappointed he didn't continue doing the bond movies. his witty lines and stupid actions make a great comedy/action film packed with everything.its guarantied to get you hooked onto the other movies. it is bonds 2nd best film next to die another day with Hallie berry. (its a must see to.) 5 Stars 1-27-14

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Tomorrow Never Dies is a step down from Goldeneye and feels like a return to the Roger Moore era of the franchise. It lacks personality and brings back the cheesy one-liners that plagued the series during that time while simultaneously feeling more like a generic action flick than a Bond film. It's technically well made, like Bond always is, but doesn't entertain for its whole running length, despite being the first Bond film in forever to clock in at less than two hours. I didn't like Brosnan as much here as I did in Goldeneye, while Johnathon Price's Carver is about as generic of a Bond villain as you can get. The plot just fails to muster any excitement. Michelle Yeoh made her Hollywood debut and does a solid job as a sort-of buddy agent who helps Bond. Teri Hatcher looks nice, but is unmemorable and only in the film for a short time. Even Q is only in the film for like a minute. There are some solid action sequences in this film that keep it from being bottom of the barrel in the series history and it might entertain you for a while, but it's not in any way memorable. Thankfully The World is Not Enough would kick some energy back into the franchise next.

Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

I grew up with Pierce Brosnan as Bond, so his Bond will always be one I look back on fondly. Is he my favorite? No, but rewatching this, I think he is right in the middle of the pack. This is a very standard Bond movie. Exotic locales, beautiful women, and he must thwart an evil man's plan of global domination. The movie is very 90's, much like the other Bond movies are easily dated. Jonathan Pryce does an ok job as the villain, but nothing really makes him stand out and stay memorable as other villains. Even mediocre Bond movies are better than most action movies.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

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