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Tomorrow Never Dies Reviews

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 1, 2015
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.
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Michelle Yeoh is a the lone bright star as the Chinese operative who occasionally, and rewardingly, resorts to Jackie Chan styled chop socky combat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
November 5, 2015
Brosnan gives it his best and with Yeoh, he's got a capable dance partner, but this 007 edition felt like a retread story that was already old news.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
The plot works like a too-well-oiled machine taking us from one fifteen-minute action sequence to one that is possibly twenty minutes without ever slowing down for the audience to ask if it all makes sense, which it does not.
Full Review | Original Score: high 0 out of -4..+4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 7, 2012
Not, in aggregate, the worst of the Pierce Brosnan Bond films, but... it has the weakest excuse for a conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 10, 2008
The 18th James Bond movie features the usual saturation bombardment.
Christopher Null
February 25, 2007
Even the evil henchman is badly picked: Ricky Jay is a lovable magician, not a hard-nosed killer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
What it does, it does well. But it's cinematic junk food that you would normally forget before the credits have even stopped rolling.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Michelle Yeoh is a standout in an otherwise by-the-numbers entry in this not-so-gracefully ageing series.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 27, 2004
The filmmakers appear to have started with a series of stunts...and built a script around them.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Lead Pierce Brosnan seems distracted, and even the standard pre-credits production number falls flat before the main story begins.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
October 24, 2012
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.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
November 1, 2015
Does this work? Is it worth the trouble? Not really.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 1, 2015
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
I look forward to the James Bond movie that's bold enough to start knocking down the icons that the series has created.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
If you like Bond movies, you'll like it; if you don't, you won't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Unfortunately, like most Bond films, this entry is directed by a no-talent hack who never really crafts the action into anything more than effective yet unoriginal bing-bang-booming that you forget quickly, which also describes the whole film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
November 1, 2015
By sticking to the formula so religiously, Tomorrow Never Dies sells itself short.
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
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