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Tomorrow Never Dies Reviews

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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
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
November 1, 2015
In Tomorrow Never Dies, the news is mostly good. And when it comes to movies, there's no news like good news.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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.
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
November 1, 2015
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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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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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
November 1, 2015
The first James Bond film I've liked in many a year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 1, 2015
Tomorrow Never Dies isn't one of the great Bonds, by any means. But it's familiar, flashy and enjoyable in all the right places.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
November 1, 2015
A zippy 007 romp that draws as heavily from the Asian action genre as from the formula that has served the series so well for 35 years.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
November 1, 2015
By sticking to the formula so religiously, Tomorrow Never Dies sells itself short.
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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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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Bond is just a glorified stuntman now; he's lost his license to thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 10, 2008
The 18th James Bond movie features the usual saturation bombardment.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 18, 2008
| Original Score: 3/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
July 28, 2008
A solid but somewhat by-the-numbers entry in the James Bond cycle.
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Naseem Khan
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Flawed, but fantastic fun all the same.
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Brosnan is fast becoming the second best 007 -- effortlessly competent and coolly sexy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Veteran director Roger Spottiswoode has tried to pep the old warhorse up, but the combined inertia of all those pictures over 35 years proves hard to budge.
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
You won't miss a thing should you leave well before the end. If more can't be found in Bond than this, I wouldn't object, in principle, to that tuxedo's being hung up in the closet for good.
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Somebody thought it would be a nifty idea for Yeoh, who does her own stunts, to make her Hollywood debut as a Bond Girl. Too bad they weren't smart enough to think of having her make her Hollywood debut as James Bond.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Gets the job done, sometimes excitingly, often with style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The best Bond film in many years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
This latest film is such a generic action event that it could be any old summer blockbuster, except that its hero is chronically overdressed.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Tomorrow Never Dies works too hard to keep the James Bond franchise going, sacrificing Bond's signature light comedy and stylish playfulness to become just another hectic action movie.
| Original Score: 2/4