Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Nov 6, 2015
    20
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    19
    If you're desperate for a James Bond fix, skip the movie and blow your 007 bucks on a copy of the soundtrack.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Jan 5, 2016
    7
    WHAT I LIKED: Brosnan's plot-heavy Bond, this adventure succeeds where others fail - in building a memorable plot and characters to bring theWHAT I LIKED: Brosnan's plot-heavy Bond, this adventure succeeds where others fail - in building a memorable plot and characters to bring the film to life.
    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It still lacks overall polish, or a good script to show off the plot - and it is a tad far-fetched even for Bond!
    VERDICT: A memorable effort from Brosnan that you wont mind watching again.
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  2. Oct 14, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. The first two Bond movies with Pierce Brosnan are clearly his best, but this movie is still enjoyable. Brosnan is a reasonable good James Bond.

    Unfortunately the story is a bit complex for a Bond movie and the main villain is not very interesting: a man who can't feel pain coz a bullet is stuck in his brain sounds interesting enough, but makes for some dull fight scenes and an unsatisfying death of the bad guy.

    Judy Dench as 'M' is useless as usual and this time she even lets herself being kidnapped. Too bad Bond saves her and she only gets killed off in a later movie.

    Denise Richards is of course not very believable as a nuclear scientist and she's not even half as beautiful as Sophie Marceau is.

    The boat chase scene is very memorable though and easily one of the most spectacular Bond moments ever seen.
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  3. Apr 24, 2014
    5
    The World is not enough is an average Bond flick with usual action and bland plot line, but nothing more to offer. The movie seems tired, andThe World is not enough is an average Bond flick with usual action and bland plot line, but nothing more to offer. The movie seems tired, and it shows in everything in it. Full Review »