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The World Is Not Enough Reviews

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Top Critic
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 2, 2015
Most of all, though, I wondered how much longer people will pay to see a walking, running, driving, diving, punning, smirking, swimming, skiing, shooting, parachuting corpse.
Scott Weinberg
January 1, 2000
I'm sorry, but James Bond was never meant to incite giggles.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Victoria Alexander
January 1, 2000
In this outing, Bond gets lost in the big shuffle of pyro-technics and blasts.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
November 2, 2015
Worst of all is a ride through the pipeline in some kind of vague contrivance that looks like the pneumatic tubes from old-time newsrooms when they sent remakes down to composing in the last few minutes before deadline.
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
November 4, 2012
There's plenty of action and typical Bond elements to be found throughout, but the execution felt a bit generic to me. It also doesn't help that Denise Richards drags the movie down every time she appears on-screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
June 17, 2008
Sees 007 undone by villainous scripting and misguided casting and acting in a couple of key secondary roles.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 21, 2012
One of the worst James Bond movies ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Easily the most boring of the Brosnan adventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun
November 2, 2015
While plausibility has never been the Bond films' strong point, The World Is Not Enough takes things to the breaking point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Pierce Brosnan has finally settled into the role of James Bond.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
One of the worst Bond films to come along in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
Confusing, drab and joyless, "The World Is Not Enough" is the worst James Bond movie in 25 years.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Rogers
October 14, 2012
Austin Powers seems to have made the Broccolis gun shy about letting Bond have too much fun, lest "World" be mentally lumped alongside an aggressively bawdy parody. Sterile, sluggish and halfheartedly suspenseful, it's the second-worst 007 film ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Carlo Cavagna
January 1, 2000
Even diehard Bond aficionados may find themselves thinking that the formula is not enough.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
An assembly-line production, just a step or two above the series' Roger Moore nadir.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
The sub-inspired screenwriters have chosen to rehash all of the setups, stunts, and sexy encounters of the previous 18 Bond flicks rather than coming up with anything the slightest bit original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 17, 2002
...suffers from a plot that meanders, a villain with little to accomplish, heroines we care nothing about, and a frenetic tempo that ends up more tedious than stirring.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Brosnan's repertoire of eyebrow arching while ogling and jaw clenching while escaping is by now entirely without flavor.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Far too reverent in its winking irreverence, the film treats a ragged formula as if it were sacred.
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
The World Is Not Enough, like a 19th version of anything, is inanely self-parodic.
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