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½ June 9, 2018
A solid last entry for Brosnan.
May 4, 2018
Die Another Day is, just as its predecessor, very entertaining in its action scenes, but ridiculous in its cartoony and unbelievable story. The silliness once again abounds here and pretty much sinks the entire affair, but Brosnan is very good as is Halle Berry who gave us one of the better and more memorable Bond girls.
April 28, 2018
the good and the ugly mixed together (the good: Judi Dench is excellent as always; the ugly - some of the acting is overwrought and clumsy). could
have used a better editor in places - a minor quibble. I didn't even mind
Madonna's brief appearance as a fencing instructor - in leather, no less. not as bad as the weak reviews imply. Halle Berry's bikini-clad entrance
isn't quite as classic as Ursula Andress from Dr No but it's a very nice 2nd place. ps: terrible special effects in a lot of scenes. they're not even trying
February 5, 2018
My favorite bond movie thanks to Halle Berry
December 27, 2017
Brosnan's last entry as Bond very nearly delivers...just too much of everything that would be jettisoned in the next film.
Brosnan is back to his best after 2 meddling sequels. A watchable but sadly, silly entry.

Shame, as the beginning of the movie with Bond being captured and tortured over the opening credits was pretty inventive. Followed by his escape and checking into a hotel in the nude sporting a hostage beard was great but, that car! file under what were they thinking!

Gadgets 1/5 The invisible car is bad even for Bond. It kind of ruins the film
Girls 4.5/5 Cracking selection of lovelies and Brosnan went out in good company. Halle Berry
as Jinx, The scene of her walking out of the water was a nice touch.
Rosamund Pike
as Miranda Frost
is a welcome bonus.
Bond Theme 4/5 Bond goes modern with a techno song. The song is good and its use over the opening credits works as a variation to Bond themes.
December 23, 2017
I love Die Another Day one of my favorites
½ November 7, 2017
The early-2000's green screen CGI looks obviously fake, and the plot is far from original, but Die Another Day compensates in true Bond fashion. Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Judi Dench, and Michael Madison are all at the top of their game, and the gadgets and action are both great.
October 21, 2017
Nearly unbearable. Seriously, this is only good to laugh at. I suppose Halle Berry is attractive. That's not a reason to watch a film. There is no reason to watch this film.
October 3, 2017
My favorite Bond film, by far. The sword fight scene alone was worth the ticket price.
½ August 30, 2017
Die Another Day through some whacked out plot manages to take bond's intense action sequences to the most over the top levels in the series. But who cares about having an insane plot, when there is greatness abounding with absurdity.
July 13, 2017
I do not know why people do not like this movie. It is a great movie. This part 20 to the first James Bound series. All the James Bound movie are good and this is the best one. It has a great story line. It also has great acting. It also has great special effects. See it.
June 26, 2017
In my opinion this is the worst Bond film in the entire franchise. A bad plot, horrible villain, bad bond girl and really bad CGI. The opening scene was probably the best part of the film.

June 25, 2017
Die Another day in 2002 is a dissapionting film after 3 brilliant movies this was a let down. Brosnan is to old. The SGI is terrible. it contains strong Violence, Sex references, Language and threat. I would not recommend it at all.


James Bond: Pierce Brosnan
Jinx: Halle Berry
Gustav Graves: Toby Stephens
Miranda Frost: Rosamund Pike
M: Judi Dench
Moneypenny: Samantha Bond
R: John Cleese
Robinson: Colin Salmon
Zao: Kick Yune
Verity: Madonna
½ June 11, 2017
I think this is actually a pretty good Bond movie if you can get past Halle Berry's horrible acting. I's also cut down the length of some of the actions scenes that take way too long to transpire.
June 8, 2017
The obviously CGI bullet that appears in the signature opening down-the-barrel shot represents much of what follows; insincerity, bad ideas and the stretching, nay, breaking of credulity. The rest of the first half hour implies a darker, more dramatic tone with an unexpected torture scene ingeniously laid over the title theme. Sadly, with the appearance of Berry's Jynx the film descends into stilted one-liners, over-indulgent directing, and science fiction technology. This could have worked, especially with this cast, afterall there's nothing wrong with cartoonish Bond when done well and there's some fun and spectacle to be enjoyed, but it is far more miss than hit.
½ May 28, 2017
Ok. Time for Brosnan to exit stage right despite (to his credit) leaving everything on the table. Didn't care for Halle Berry much as a Bond Girl.
½ May 23, 2017
Ian Fleming once said "Bond may go wildly beyond the probable but not beyond the possible". This appears to be the motto for Die Another Day. A movie crammed with genetically modified villains, ice palaces, and invisible cars. This is Brosnan's 'Moonraker' and at the time, I thought that it was the nadir of the Brosnan era and represented a dumbing down of the entire franchise. In hindsight though, while it is too long, not consistently credible and contains some truly embaressing, cliche-ridden dialogue (Particularly 007's poorly conceived one-liners that would even make Roger Moore cringe), it is atleast entertaining. There are nods to classic Bond films (such as the xenomorphic villain's Union Jack parachute and Halle Berry emerging from the surf ala Honey Rider in Dr No) and Brosnan manages to get some depth out of the character in what is arguebly his strongest performance as the iconic British spy. His scenes in a North Korean prison camp where he appears bearded and looking not unlike an Irish political prisoner, are memorable and show us some character vulnerability. There are many liabilities in this film, as mentioned and strangely for a movie this size and budget, some of those include the CGI effects. When Bond is surfing a tidal wave for example, it is very obvious in some frames that it is just computer animation. Still, a lot of time and effort has clearly gone into this one and it shows.
May 16, 2017
The action packed 007 Bond film for all time! Pierce Brosnan's final Bond film is one classy film!
April 13, 2017
The twentieth James Bond film and last for Pierce Brosnan as 007. It is also the only Bond directed by Lee Tamahori.

James Bond is captured by the North Koreans trying to disrupt an illegal arms deal for outlawed South African "conflict diamonds", put together by Colonel Moon (Will Yun Lee) and his right hand man Zao (Rick Moon). But he is double-crossed by someone within MI6, and tortured by the North Koreans, but not before killing Moon. Fourteen months later 007 is released by his captures in exchange for Zao, who was recently captured by the west. "M" (Dame Judi Dench) and NSA agent Damian Falco (Michael Madsen) believe Bond must have talked during his captivity, and is sent to rot in a British prison facility in Hong Kong. 007 escapes by stopping his heart for a brief period of time, and busting out. He then tracks Zao to Cuba where he is receiving DNA replacement therapy, and meets the incredibly sexy Jinx (Halle Berry), a NSA agent working for Falco. After Zao escapes, Bond returns to London and his attention turns to environmental billionaire Gustov Graves (Tobey Stephens), who has created a satellite that deploys a heat ray that can turn the world's ice lands into lush green gardens. 007 then travels to Iceland and Graves' ice fortress "The Ice Palace", where he is invited to watch a demonstration of his satellite, which Bond believes is fueled by the "conflict diamonds". While there, 007 meets up again with Jinx, and learns that Graves is actually Colonel Moon, having had has his appearance altered by the DNA replacement therapy. Bond and Jinx must now stop Graves and MI6 traitor Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike) before he uses the satellite to attack South Korea.

This is the most absurd plot of any of the 007 films, and one of the reasons that the series went on hiatus for four years, and then the decision was made to reboot the franchise, and start all over again. Pierce Brosnan is great as usual, but starting to look a little old (he was 49 at the time), and Halle Berry is perfect as the strong-headed sexy Jinx. The theme song by Madonna is probably the worst of all the Bond themes, and the DNA Gene replacement therapy is completely ridiculous, as is 007's invisible Aston Martin.

This film is entertaining, but way too far over the top.
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