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The World Is Not Enough Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
November 7, 2015
At times it's slow and a bit too silly, but at its best, it's the worthy successor to 'GoldenEye' that Brosnan deserved.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
November 2, 2015
What happens this time around? You know exactly what happens: Bond shoots people, has sex and saves the world. The beauty is, as with most Bond movies, it doesn't matter.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
November 2, 2015
In a welcome return to the gritty glamour of such early outings as From Russia with Love, this 19th James Bond adventure effortlessly juggles a hard-hitting story with all the expected "super spy" embellishments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 2, 2015
We expect a rousing pre-credit sequence -- and The World Is Not Enough provides not one but two. Together they last 20 minutes and probably cost the GNP of an average Third World country.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
November 2, 2015
And what of the actresses who have taken the one-way ticket to career palookaville as the Bond girls? Well, here is the real gem: Sophie Marceau, as glamorous oil heiress Elektra King, is terrific.
Andy Klein
New Times
November 2, 2015
Whatever its flaws -- and it has some lulus -- it's a textbook model for how to structure action of this kind. The writers and directors of every Bond film should be forced to watch it before their first story conference.
Dennis King
Tulsa World
November 2, 2015
A highly effective amalgam of old and new.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
April 29, 2014
So-so Bond entry is racy but also fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
October 23, 2012
The movie is better than you've heard, although that's not saying a lot.
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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
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-
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.
February 12, 2008
a good flick
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
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.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
In his first action flick in a long career, Apted succeeds in both the character stuff and the action scenes. Something had to give, and it's the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 1, 2004
Proves that a movie with a formula isn't always a terrible thing. For as long as gorgeous women, sadistic villains and special-effects exist, James Bond lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Cleese may only be in a few scenes, but he adds his unique humor to the film, giving moviegoers something to look forward to in the next Bond adventure.
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