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April 25, 2016
More than a bit of a drop off from GoldenEye, but still enjoyable.
jamrcla
Super Reviewer
½ April 17, 2016
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.
April 11, 2016
A cool Brosnan/Bond Sequel that doesn´t lack on its action-packed sequences, among the best car scenes(BMW 750il) nor the intressting villian but on everything else.
March 26, 2016
Not as intriguing or gloriously entertaining as Goldeneye, and there is nothing interesting or intimidating about Jonathan Pryce as the Steve Jobs-looking villain, but still Tomorrow Never Dies has just enough amount of action and usual Bond zingers, and Pierce Brosnan is a perfectly fine Bond.
March 25, 2016
Over-the-top to the Nth degree, Tomorrow Never Dies is a masterful exercise in action cinema. As a Bond film it disregards subtlety for style which can be a good thing if you like your action sleek and exciting.
½ March 20, 2016
This movie has some of the best fight scenes in all of the Bond movies. Cool story too
February 27, 2016
Utterly preposterous, and if you're in the right mood, very funny. Rupert Murdoch's less evil English counterpart starts a global military apocalypse to give his news shows better ratings.

It's a glorious '90s throwback, in which newspapers actually have power, British and Russian generals briefly stand shoulder-to-shoulder, the TVs are monolithic blurry boxes and the mobile phones are just starting to become non-gigantic. The body count is GARGANTUAN (which nobody cares about), poor henchmen and even innocent bystanders are punched/kicked in the face just for the sake of it, and the #2 baddie is a Nazi posterboy literally named (I'm not joking) Mr Stamper. It's incredibly silly. It's incredibly fun.

It's also a big improvement on Goldeneye (in my opinion at least), with Bond able to communicate beyond one-liners, more memorable action sequences, steamier 'romance', more of a point to the plot, and a much better sense of humour.

Jonathan Pryce is maybe not the absolute most menacing baddie ever to grace the series, but he says "Mr Bond" better than anyone in quite a few decades. Other than that, the only real flaw as far as I'm concerned is that it's a bit long, so as often happens with Brosnan-era Bonds, you get some action fatigue towards the end. This is mitigated if you're a sadist like me who gets a kick out of seeing numerous terrible things happen to henchmen, however.
Super Reviewer
February 22, 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
February 22, 2016
For what is it, Tomorrow Never Dies is thrilling and entertaining, but lacks in story and good acting.
February 10, 2016
Matt Gourley of the James Bonding podcast argues that the Brosnan Bond films suffer from a sort of tonal dissonance. Meaning, they can't tell whether to be tongue-in-cheek comedic, dramatic, or go-for-broke action movies. Basically, it's hard to take a dramatic love scene between Brosnan and Teri Hatcher seriously just a few minutes after Moneypenny calls Bond a "cunning linguist." It feels awkward, like the movie is trying to be all Bonds to all people but ends up being unconvincing on all fronts. I think it's an existential thing for the series: hard to get the tone right when your movie doesn't have a real reason to be other than venerated tradition (and, like most venerated traditions, its purpose is essentially to sell things). But I'm being mean. As escapist comfort food, a by-the-numbers Bond for when you're in the mood for a by-the-numbers Bond, Tomorrow Never Dies has its pleasures. There's Brosnan, fitting the role like a glove. There's Michelle Yoeh, great fun as Bond's roundhouse kicking Chinese equal. There are terrific action sequences that flow masterfully into one another as the mid-section of the movie just keeps coming. There's the late, great Vincent Schiavelli as a genial psychotic hit man. Johnathan Price is an over-the-top matter of taste, though his brief chop-socky impression toward the end is almost worth the price of admission. There are many flaws of course. The clunky dialogue, the faceless Red Grant stand-in of a henchman, the unconvincing Brosnan-Hatcher romance, the media mogul who, in 1997, has apparently never heard of the internet. Nonetheless, Tomorrow Never Dies is an entertaining if decidedly mid-level Bond affair.
½ January 11, 2016
Fajny Bond ale product placement a? szczypie w 4 litery :(
December 19, 2015
2015-12-19 kept hubby awake. didn't see much of Michelle for the first hour
December 14, 2015
An excellent movie. Matter of fact, all the Ian Fleming's 007 movies are awesome too watch.
December 13, 2015
There's enough stuff to like in this, the opening was fairly badass, the remote controlled car chase, Teri Hatcher, hell, even Jonathan Pryce doing a nerdier version of Christopher Walken is entertaining. Maybe it's cause I've seen this too many times but it's not as good as other Bond flicks...
November 27, 2015
11/26/2015: An ok film. Some decent action, but nothing great or memorable.
November 17, 2015
This film tries too hard to outdo GoldenEye, with nothing but failure. But I would not call this film a failure. It is still solid entertainment, just not the best entertainment...
November 16, 2015
A weak follow-up to the outstanding GoldenEye, Pierce Brosnan's second outing as 007 is a thrilling but often boring and outrageous film. The plot is a bit outlandish, and the action sequences are expensive and well done. But there is no suspense and a lack of an intimidation main villain for Bond this time out.
November 16, 2015
It has some of the best action and gadgets in the series (as well as Dr. Kaufman), but is lacking in story and originality. The priority of gun fights over spying, as well as the corny dialogue, start to take hold as the signature of the Brosnan movies. It's conflicted in wanting to condemn sensationalism in a sensationalist way. Even by Bond fantasy standards, Carver's villainous plot isn't believable. Overall entertaining but average.
½ November 13, 2015
A fun popcorn action movie. Where the plot is nothing to write home about the action however is definitely a spectacle. With over the top big set pieces to fill the screen to keep the film afloat. It certainly has it's problems and isn't a perfect film, but that doesn't mean I had fun. It's harmless entertainment that is fun to pop in on a casual weekend where you don't want to sit through something deep but something fun. It's like you could eat this $100 meal and enjoy it certainly but you instead order pizza because it's just as delicious. Tomorrow Never Dies is pizza.
½ November 13, 2015
Didn't Think Much Of This. Quite A Few Completely Non-believable Way Over-The-Top Bond Stunts, Of Which Some Were Totally Unecessary For Bond To Escape. The Girl He Likes Wasn't Your Average Damsel In Distress & That Also Just Pissed Me Off. I'm Used To Formula..Not The Lame-Ass Try-Hard Inovation Here!!
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