United Artists | Release Date: December 19, 1997
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jwt7000Aug 6, 2012
I wouldn't bother with the critic's ratings, but this had got to be one of the best action adventure movies ever, especially for a Bond movie. With seven non-stop action scenes and limited drama, this movie was a blasting thrill in 1997. NoI wouldn't bother with the critic's ratings, but this had got to be one of the best action adventure movies ever, especially for a Bond movie. With seven non-stop action scenes and limited drama, this movie was a blasting thrill in 1997. No other action movie later than 1997 was as performing, predictable and as great as this one. Expand
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[Anonymous]Nov 20, 2005
While Die another Day (I gave it an 8) has the latest in tech and the most sophisticated action scenes, Tomorrow Never Dies is more original and satisfying, feeling more like vintage Bond. There's no shortage of great action, though, While Die another Day (I gave it an 8) has the latest in tech and the most sophisticated action scenes, Tomorrow Never Dies is more original and satisfying, feeling more like vintage Bond. There's no shortage of great action, though, and paired with some good one-liners, this one's superior to Die Another Day. Expand
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AndrewMSep 2, 2004
I have seen about 3/4's of the Bond films and that includes all the classics (Dr No, an exception, I haven't seen). After watching TND, I was forced to admit it was not a true classic, but I enjoyed it more than Goldeneye and, I have seen about 3/4's of the Bond films and that includes all the classics (Dr No, an exception, I haven't seen). After watching TND, I was forced to admit it was not a true classic, but I enjoyed it more than Goldeneye and, subsequently, more than The World Is Not Enough. With the one omission of the usually abundant dry humour, TND has bona-fide and distinctive Bond feel. The villian is a comic-book character brought to life, albeit updated for modern times, and the action typically absurdly exciting. Brosnan, even though he is low on the good lines, feels more like Bond here; the clothes fit better this time round. If you break up all the pieces of this film you won't find any smart and strapping components, but put it all together and everything fits and works beautifully. Another great Bond episode. Expand
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timb.Feb 27, 2005
Has the action, adventure, sensuality and all the elements that make Bond... quite usually better than other icons. ***1/2 out of ****.
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chardr69May 22, 2011
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The eighteenth James Bond film, and second for Pierce Brosnan as 007. This is also the only Bond film directed by Roger Spottiswoode.

When worldwide media magnate Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce) instigates international catastrophes across the world, so that his new media company will be the first to report the news, including the sinking of a British navel frigate in Vietnamese territorial waters, supposedly by the Chinese, but instead by his stealth ship, bringing the two superpowers to the brink of nuclear war. 007 must race against time to find out what Carver knows and is planning, before World War III breaks out. Along with Chinese agent Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh), Bond must follow Carver to his headquarters in Vietnam in order to thwart his plan to monopolize the worldwide news market.

Brosnan is perfect as usual as 007, and Michelle Yeoh is very good as his Chinese counterpart. Teri Hatcher is very sexy and displays a lot of chemistry with Brosnan as Carver's wife Paris, a former lover of Bond's, that got too close to him in the past, before he broke her heart. Jonathan Pryce is a strong main villain along with his henchman, Stamper (Gotz Otto, who is very much a throwback to Robert Shaw's Grant in "From Russia With Love"). All the regular supporting cast is back, Dame Judi Dench's "M", Samantha Bond as Miss Moneypenny, and Joe Don Baker reprising his role as amusing CIA agent Jack Wade. This film also includes a very amusing and memorable villain in Dr. Kaufman (Vincent Schiavelli), a world famous assassin that kills Paris Carver and brags to Bond about his prowess as a murderer and his hobby as a torturer.

Overall, this is a very good follow-up to "GoldedEye", with exciting action sequences, and great characters.
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TheChronicleFeb 6, 2016
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This James Bond film is truly underrated , There is so much to love about it, the action is fantastic and the acting is quite good. The villain of the film and his henchmen were interesting and was a simple plot to follow. The Q scenes in this film are very memorable and it screams 90's.The soundtrack is excellent, but the Sheryl Crow theme is overrated, most people say Kd Lang's Surrender would fit perfectly, so do I. The plot is pretty simple, but could have been better, overall. The plot simply is about taking down the media mogul who wants world domination and exclusive rights in China. I truly think that critics got it wrong because about 50 minutes of the film was excellent and the other half was good. The one liners are good , but at times cheesy. It's an overall great 007 movie , but with a simple plot to work around. Expand
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Duke_NukemOct 14, 2015
The second Bond movie with Pierce Brosnan as James Bond has a silly and unbelievable story, but is full of action and fun. The bike scene is especially exciting and the BMW with remote control very funny.

Brosnan is a very enjoyable Bond
The second Bond movie with Pierce Brosnan as James Bond has a silly and unbelievable story, but is full of action and fun. The bike scene is especially exciting and the BMW with remote control very funny.

Brosnan is a very enjoyable Bond with his British charm and witty remarks. Michelle Yeoh is a strong leading lady and together with Bond she makes a perfect team although their sexual chemistry feels a bit unconvincing.

Teri Hatcher as Carver's wife is nothing more than eye candy.

Jonathan Pryce as Elliot Carver is not very threatening as a villain, with his little tablet in his hand he looks rather weak and insecure. He is definitely the weakest link in this movie.

Carver's killerboy Stamper doesn't have much screen time and the end fight with Bond is a bit dull.

Judi Dench who plays 'M' since the movie Goldeneye is less annoying than usual and this time around even rooting for Bond, but she's still a nagging granny.

Vincent Schiavelli as the assassin Dr. Kaufman is very amusing indeed. Stamper: "Sir, they can't get into the car." Kaufman: "Oh you can't be serious, did you call ze autoclub?"
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