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The World Is Not Enough Reviews

November 2, 2015
What do the James Bond series, the Chicago Cubs, and Master P's No Limit empire have in common? All owe their considerable commercial success more to loyalty, marketing, and tradition than to quality.
November 2, 2015
So long as the Brits are sweeping obsolete institutions like the House of Lords into the dustpan of history, may we recommend the broom for James Bond?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
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.
November 2, 2015
The action sequences are decent; they just aren't as clever as before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 23, 2012
The movie is better than you've heard, although that's not saying a lot.
October 23, 2012
This keeps one reasonably amused, titillated, and brain-dead for a little over two hours.
June 17, 2008
Sees 007 undone by villainous scripting and misguided casting and acting in a couple of key secondary roles.
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.
June 18, 2002
A thoroughly satisfying, completely entertaining film that's also, rather surprisingly, an emotionally full experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 22, 2002
Familiar and competent, the last Bond film of the millennium adheres to the formula and mostly succeeds in meeting the ritualistic demands of the series.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
A spectacular display of stunts and adrenaline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The most satisfying Bond film since 1987's The Living Daylights.
January 1, 2000
Dated and confused.
January 1, 2000
It's precisely because Brosnan is so good as Bond that you wish the new movies had as much personality as the old ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The fact is, this is an enjoyable formula.
January 1, 2000
The latest 007 extravaganza has enough plot developments, double-entendres, emotional underpinnings and, of course, Bond girls, action scenes and explosions to furnish at least a couple of Bondfests, with plenty left over for an episode of Nash Bridges.
January 1, 2000
Not enough to add up to a fully satisfying movie.
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
January 1, 2000
Credit director Michael Apted for raising the acting standards.
January 1, 2000
The most gratifying thing about the film is that director Michael Apted and his writing team understand that James Bond isn't just another action hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The most satisfying Bond movie in a very long time.
January 1, 2000
In his third and most comfortable effort to model the Bond mantle, Pierce Brosnan bears noticeably more resemblance to a real human being.
January 1, 2000
A patched-together mix of stunts from past Bond movies strung together by a plot that is improbable even by Bond standards.
January 1, 2000
The only bright spot is John Cleese's brief appearance as Q's associate, R. Could we pretty please have Cleese play Bond in the next one?
January 1, 2000
Somewhere along the way the people behind the series stopped thinking of Bond movies as comic books for adults and began thinking of them as action movies.
January 1, 2000
Fans who prefer Bond to just shut up and shoot people will not be disappointed.
January 1, 2000
Far too reverent in its winking irreverence, the film treats a ragged formula as if it were sacred.
January 1, 2000
It's like watching a basketball team take 100 shots -- dunks, hooks, lay-ups, jumpers, three-pointers -- and score 10 points.
January 1, 2000
Action-packed!
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The score, by composer David Arnold, is the best in over a decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It looks better than ever.
January 1, 2000
The World Is Not Enough is a splendid comic thriller, exciting and graceful, endlessly inventive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The script is not enough in The World Is Not Enough.