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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.more
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


Pierce Brosnan
as James Bond
Jonathan Pryce
as Elliot Carver
Teri Hatcher
as Paris Carver
Ricky Jay
as Henry Gupta
Gtz Otto
as Stamper
Vincent Schiavelli
as Dr. Kaufman
Geoffrey Palmer
as Admiral Roebuck
Colin Salmon
as Robinson
Samantha Bond
as Moneypenny
Julian Fellowes
as Minister of Defense
Terence Rigby
as General Bukharin
Cecilie Thomsen
as Professor Inga Bergs...
Nina Young
as Tamara Steel
Colin Stinton
as Dr. Dave Greenwalt
Al Matthews
as Master Sergeant 3
Mark Spalding
as Stealth Boat Captain
Bruce Alexander
as HMS Chester Captain
Anthony Green
as HMS Chester Firing O...
Christopher Bowen
as Commander Richard Da...
Andrew Hawkins
as Lieutenant Commander...
Dominic Shaun
as HMS Devonshire Lieut...
Julian Rhind-Tutt
as HMS Devonshire Yeoma...
Gerard Butler
as HMS Devonshire Leadi...
Adam Barker
as HMS Devonshire Sonar
Michael Byrne
as Admiral Kelly
Pip Torrens
as HMS Bedford Captain
Hugh Bonneville
as HMS Bedford Air Warf...
Jason Watkins
as HMS Bedford Principa...
Eoin McCarthy
as HMS Bedford Yeoman
Brendan Coyle
as HMS Bedford Leading ...
David Ashton
as First Sea Lord
William Scott-Masson
as Staff Officer 1
Laura Brattan
as Staff Officer 2
Nadia Cameron
as Beth Davidson
Liza Ross
as Mary Golson
Hugo Napier
as Jeff Hobbs
Rolf Saxon
as Philip Jones
Vincent Wang
as Mig Pilot
Philip Kwok
as General Chang
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Critic Reviews for Tomorrow Never Dies

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (24)

After weeks of media bombardment with Tomorrow Never Dies product tie-in commercials, it's clear that the studio and the film's producers have reinvented movie promotion. Now they need to focus their efforts on reinventing the Bond movies.

Full Review… | November 1, 2015
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

In Tomorrow Never Dies, the news is mostly good. And when it comes to movies, there's no news like good news.

Full Review… | November 1, 2015
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

In the latest James Bond, our hero saves the world from brand-name unawareness. Tomorrow Never Dies is a dramatized trade show; imagine Comdex or the Geneva Automobile Salon with a plot.

Full Review… | November 1, 2015
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Yeoh proves so much Bond's equal that they wind up sharing steering privileges on a death-defying motorcycle, her hand on the clutch and his on the brake, their other arms twined around each other. It's a pairing made in sequel heaven.

Full Review… | November 1, 2015
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Does this work? Is it worth the trouble? Not really.

Full Review… | November 1, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The first James Bond film I've liked in many a year.

Full Review… | November 1, 2015
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

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

Tomorrow Never Dies Quotes

Moneypenny: You always were a cunning linguist, James.
– Submitted by Vincent M (2 years ago)
Paris Carver: Tell me, James, do you still sleep with a gun under your pillow?
– Submitted by Joakim A (2 years ago)
James Bond: Let's take the highway.
– Submitted by Brendan C (3 years ago)
Elliot Carver: The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
– Submitted by Dann M (3 years ago)

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