The World Is Not Enough Reviews

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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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
September 10, 2001
Has all the makings of a classic Bond film plus a more original plot than usual.
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.
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
Fans who prefer Bond to just shut up and shoot people will not be disappointed.
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.
January 1, 2000
Far too reverent in its winking irreverence, the film treats a ragged formula as if it were sacred.
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
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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