The World Is Not Enough Reviews

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October 23, 2012
The movie is better than you've heard, although that's not saying a lot.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 23, 2012
This keeps one reasonably amused, titillated, and brain-dead for a little over two hours.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
June 17, 2008
Sees 007 undone by villainous scripting and misguided casting and acting in a couple of key secondary roles.
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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.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
A thoroughly satisfying, completely entertaining film that's also, rather surprisingly, an emotionally full experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
January 1, 2000
A spectacular display of stunts and adrenaline.
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The most satisfying Bond film since 1987's The Living Daylights.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Dated and confused.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
A distinct improvement over Tomorrow.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The fact is, this is an enjoyable formula.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Not enough to add up to a fully satisfying movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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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Andy Seiler
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Credit director Michael Apted for raising the acting standards.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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David L. Beck
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
The most satisfying Bond movie in a very long time.
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Sean Means
Film.com
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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Knotty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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?
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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.
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Fans who prefer Bond to just shut up and shoot people will not be disappointed.
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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.
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
It's like watching a basketball team take 100 shots -- dunks, hooks, lay-ups, jumpers, three-pointers -- and score 10 points.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Action-packed!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The score, by composer David Arnold, is the best in over a decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
It looks better than ever.
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
A splendid comic thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
The script is not enough in The World Is Not Enough.