Tomorrow Never Dies

1997

Tomorrow Never Dies

Critics 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.

58%

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Total Count: 85

53%

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Movie Info

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

Cast

Pierce Brosnan
as James Bond
Jonathan Pryce
as Elliot Carver
Teri Hatcher
as Paris Carver
Ricky Jay
as Henry Gupta
Götz 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 Bergstrom
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 Officer
Christopher Bowen
as Commander Richard Day
Andrew Hawkins
as Lieutenant Commander Peter Hume
Dominic Shaun
as HMS Devonshire Lieutenant Commander
Julian Rhind-Tutt
as HMS Devonshire Yeoman
Gerard Butler
as HMS Devonshire Leading Seaman
Adam Barker
as HMS Devonshire Sonar
Michael Byrne
as Admiral Kelly
Pip Torrens
as HMS Bedford Captain
Hugh Bonneville
as HMS Bedford Air Warfare Officer
Jason Watkins
as HMS Bedford Principal Warfare Officer
Eoin McCarthy
as HMS Bedford Yeoman
Brendan Coyle
as HMS Bedford Leading Seaman
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 (85) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (49) | Rotten (36)

  • 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.

    Nov 1, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • In Tomorrow Never Dies, the news is mostly good. And when it comes to movies, there's no news like good news.

    Nov 1, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Nov 1, 2015 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Nov 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Does this work? Is it worth the trouble? Not really.

    Nov 1, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The first James Bond film I've liked in many a year.

    Nov 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tomorrow Never Dies

  • Feb 08, 2016
    Despite painting the super-spy into an oftentimes boring corner, Brosnan's second Bond outing at least boasts pulse-pounding action set pieces that never say die. Okay, so the 18th 007 adventure fails to put forth the most ambitious story but the dust-ups that result boast enough explosive awesomeness to warrant your full attention. Take for example one ridiculously exciting bit of staging that results in a BMW motorcycle jumping over the rotating blades of a chopper hovering between rooftops. It's winning moments like this, however, that punctuate a largely connect-the-dots tale where even an ace actor like Pryce can't make spiked lemonade out of a lemon of a villain that's so dull on paper. In this PG-rated spy thriller, James Bond (Brosnan) heads to stop a media mogul's (Pryce) plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage. Brosnan has his shtick down pat by Tomorrow Never Dies, which is good and bad. Connery and (later) Craig got better as they went along, which enhanced sometimes sub-standard material. The actor formerly known as Remington Steel by this point in his career, however, seems to operate on charismatic auto-pilot. Being only as good as your material only works insofar as the quality of the material and co-stars. Action aside, Michelle Yeoh as hard-hitting Chinese spy Wai Lin proves way more memorable than Bond's ex-girlfriend, played by Teri Hatcher, which is perfect summary as to the film' concentration on stylish over substantive. Sadly, the material behind his next such outing wouldn't have Brosnan's back nearly as much. Bottom line: Sociopath Media
    Jeff B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 01, 2015
    A hero is only as good as its villain. Bond films rely on having capable and memorable villains for them to live on like they have. It only makes sense when the villain make sense within the context of the story. Tomorrow Never Dies, like many other Bond films, struggles to ever lift off because of the lackluster baddie. Not at all to the dismay of Jonathan Pryce, who I like in many other things, just isn't given enough to work with here. But make no mistake, Tomorrow Never Dies is an entertaining ride. As much as I haven't been a fan of the Brosnan films so far in my re-watching of every Bond movie before Spectre, his films have benefited heavily from the updated special effects and CGI. I feel as if you put his performance in one of Connery or Moore's films it wouldn't have the same appeal because those films work on levels other than the CGI and action sequences. Nevertheless, Brosnan does at least make for a believable James Bond, though he's nowhere near his predecessors. In this movie, he goes after the leader of a proposed new global network, played by Pryce, in which you get "tomorrow's news, today". Which if it weren't for his World War 3 hopes, would be a strange person for Bond to go after. The problem is that I understand this is someone who Bond would go after, but why does Pryce's character want there to be a World War 3? Just for media domination? There was a point where the character was framed to be the next Steve Jobs and compared himself to Caesar, Napolean, and I think even God, but then all of a sudden he wants WWIII. He never seemed crazy enough to do something like that. I like Jonathan Pryce but I think they needed someone a bit more crazy than that. The good thing is that the film contains a ton of action and a very good Bond girl. At the very least, this would be a good cable watch if you were bored one night because the action is great, the film just isn't that intelligent or intricate. On the other hand, Wai Lin, played by Michelle Yeoh, is one of the better Bond girls the series has had in my opinion. Sure, there is an eventual romance, but it's not immediate or forced like so many others. Plus, she can handle herself in the field which makes her all the more bada**. So overall, Tomorrow Never Dies is fun to watch, but there's nothing to ride home about. +Great Bond girl +Solid action -Nothing intricate about the story -Strange structure to the villain 5.8/10
    Thomas D Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2015
    Even though I'm giving it the same rating as Pierce Brosnans first Bond effort it's not as good thanks to the absolutely stupid plot, Starting WW3 just to get better ratings on your TV show is just beyond silly for a plot especially a Bond Film, The action was pretty fun but yet again the silly one liners ruined them, Some good stunts and a nice bike chase too but apart from that there's nothing new or memorable, If you're looking for good action you will be happy if you want a solid well acted Bond film with a good story you will leave very dissapointed.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2014
    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 B Super Reviewer

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