World is Not Enough, The

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Denise Richards, Desmond Llewelyn, John Cleese, Judi Dench, Samantha Bond, Sophie Marceau

Directed by: Michael Apted

Produced by: United Artists, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Danjaq Productions, Eon

Distributed by: MGM-UA

Genre: action/adventure

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B+ B+ B+
Review by Xibo Date seen: November 20, 1999
Viewing Location: Secaucus Grade: B+
Summary: Not the best Bond film.
Pierce Brosnan actually delivered a more intriquing performance in "The Thomas Crown Affair". Fortunately this Bond film had the usual action, special effects, nifty gadgets, and Desmond Llewelyn's last performance as Q (he died in an unfortunate car accident shortly afterward). So, these make up for the lousy plot and horrible acting by the female lead, Denise Richards. The script was likewise atrocious in places, with radioactive/nonradioactive metals playing a confusing role in too much of the script. 

B+ B+ B+
Review by hughjtoad Date seen: January 21, 2000
Viewing Location: Mountain View, CA Grade: B+
Summary: Judi Dench rules
The best moment in this film for me is a spoiler. When Bond kills a certain bad person, M is a witness, and the camera cuts to her for a reaction, and you see for a moment how big a difference an actress like Dench can make to a film. Her reaction takes all the silliness of Bond and mates it with the violence and death. OK I'm overreacting but I liked it. Christmas Jones? A realdoll would have done a better job.  

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