Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation (MGM) | Release Date: November 19, 1999
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BarneyOnMTNov 6, 2016
WHAT I LIKED: Like 'Tomorrow never dies,' this film is packed with fun, whilst Brosnan's severe persona balances out any Moore-like cheesiness. In this instance these contrasts feel even less at odds thanks to an all-round improvement onWHAT I LIKED: Like 'Tomorrow never dies,' this film is packed with fun, whilst Brosnan's severe persona balances out any Moore-like cheesiness. In this instance these contrasts feel even less at odds thanks to an all-round improvement on Brosnan's part. It also packs a few good character through-lines and some great action to match; accumilating at the end with a great pay-off and a nice balance between spectacle and stuff to make you care.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The plot is just so unneccessary, and as a result it requires a set-up as long and dissengaging as any in the series - and some of it's worst writing too. I'll bet you wont care for much until you're at least one hour in...
VERDICT: The right balance between the fun of the previous, and the seriousness of 'Goldfinger,' It's just a shame Brosan's penultimate outing didn't have the plot to match.
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DibbHansenJul 16, 2013
Pierce Brosnan does a great job at bringing the emotional side of Bond to this picture and the story is inventive and interesting, even if it is at times way over the top, but that is what I want in a movie. The villains in the film arePierce Brosnan does a great job at bringing the emotional side of Bond to this picture and the story is inventive and interesting, even if it is at times way over the top, but that is what I want in a movie. The villains in the film are interesting and the acting is great in this film (except for one Denise Richards, who is sometimes okay, but she has her bad moments). The action is awesome in this film and the music is perfect. I really enjoyed this film and the fact that they brought the more emotional side of Bond out. Expand
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Duke_NukemOct 14, 2015
This review contains spoilers, click expand 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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MattM.Jul 27, 2001
A fantastic addition to the James Bond series - easily one of the best ones every made. It's quick, clever, graceful, and ingenious. Pierce Brosnan makes a perfect Bond once again. Sophie Marceau takes a terrific turn as Elektra, the A fantastic addition to the James Bond series - easily one of the best ones every made. It's quick, clever, graceful, and ingenious. Pierce Brosnan makes a perfect Bond once again. Sophie Marceau takes a terrific turn as Elektra, the oil heiress that Bond must protect. Robert Carlyle expertly plays the villain Renard. Denise Richards is not entirely believable as nuclear physicist Christmas Jones, but she does her best with the material she is given. Great action sequences help bring the film to excellence. Expand
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[Anonymous]Dec 3, 2005
Not a bad movie, but compared to Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day, somewhat dissapointing. Tries for a more ambitious story involving old friends and M being some sort of Godmother, but faulty writing and scripting causes a plot that Not a bad movie, but compared to Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day, somewhat dissapointing. Tries for a more ambitious story involving old friends and M being some sort of Godmother, but faulty writing and scripting causes a plot that doesn't flow very well and is sometimes hard to follow. The action ain't all that exciting in this installment, although the boat chase and parahawk chase show creativity. Sophie Marceau's gorgeous presence is more than welcome, far outdoing Denise Richards. Expand
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