The World Is Not Enough Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
April 29, 2014

So-so Bond entry is racy but also fun.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
November 4, 2012

There's plenty of action and typical Bond elements to be found throughout, but the execution felt a bit generic to me. It also doesn't help that Denise Richards drags the movie down every time she appears on-screen.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Edelstein
Slate
Top Critic
October 23, 2012

The movie is better than you've heard, although that's not saying a lot.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
October 23, 2012

This keeps one reasonably amused, titillated, and brain-dead for a little over two hours.


Total Film
October 23, 2012

Although it sprinkles in a fair amount of character-centred plot, it doesn't really go that far beyond the call of duty. Still, with plenty of the usual Bondage, you can't go far wrong.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 21, 2012

One of the worst James Bond movies ever.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
October 14, 2012

Austin Powers seems to have made the Broccolis gun shy about letting Bond have too much fun, lest "World" be mentally lumped alongside an aggressively bawdy parody. Sterile, sluggish and halfheartedly suspenseful, it's the second-worst 007 film ever.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
August 21, 2009

Jiggled, not stirred.

Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
April 17, 2009

Though in story The World Is Not Enough is not one of the best Bonds, pound for pound it delivers as much thrilling action as any of them. [Blu-ray]

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 3, 2009

The theme song is performed by Garbage, as the band's name perhaps tells you all you want to know about this thriller.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jon Popick
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 7, 2009

The latest James Bond flick falls as flat as Tomorrow Never Dies, with decent action sequences and bad soap opera acting.

Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter
November 12, 2008

The film tries very hard, and sometimes the effort pays off, but overall this is a compromised effort that recalls LICENCE TO KILL in the wrong way: it wants to be different but lapses back into the same old, obligatory set pieces.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 27, 2008

...ultimately comes off as a superior James Bond adventure...

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film4
October 14, 2008

Brosnan and Carlyle breeze through an upper mid-league Bond that doesn't attempt to fix what isn't broken.

Todd McCarthy
Variety
Top Critic
June 17, 2008

Sees 007 undone by villainous scripting and misguided casting and acting in a couple of key secondary roles.

Stefan Birgir Stefansson
sbs.is
February 12, 2008

a good flick

| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007

Easily the most boring of the Brosnan adventures.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007

Pierce Brosnan has finally settled into the role of James Bond.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006

I liked it better than GoldenEye, but not as much as Tomorrow Never Dies.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
January 26, 2006

Apted ensures it all passes by efficiently enough. And his extraordinarily well staged opening salvo is one of the most impressive Bond sequences yet.

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