The World Is Not Enough
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James Bond, the world's greatest secret agent, is sent once more into the breach in the name of Queen, Country, and a dry martini. In the 19th Bond adventure, 007 (Pierce Brosnan) must resolve a potentially deadly power struggle between two unstable nations, with control of the world's oil supply as the ultimate prize. Bond is assigned as bodyguard to Elektra King (Sophie Marceau), the daughter of a petroleum magnate who was brutally murdered, and is trying to foil the fiendish plot of Renard (Robert Carlyle), a villain who was shot in the head with an unusual result: he cannot feel… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie is better than you've heard, although that's not saying a lot."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Apted ensures it all passes by efficiently enough. And his extraordinarily well staged opening salvo is one of the most impressive Bond sequences yet."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"So-so Bond entry is racy but also fun."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"One of the worst James Bond movies ever."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Though in story The World Is Not Enough is not one of the best Bonds, pound for pound it delivers as much thrilling action as any of them. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"This keeps one reasonably amused, titillated, and brain-dead for a little over two hours."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A thoroughly satisfying, completely entertaining film that's also, rather surprisingly, an emotionally full experience."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"There's plenty of action and typical Bond elements to be found throughout, but the execution felt a bit generic to me. It also doesn't help that Denise Richards drags the movie down every time she appears on-screen."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"Austin Powers seems to have made the Broccolis gun shy about letting Bond have too much fun, lest "World" be mentally lumped alongside an aggressively bawdy parody. Sterile, sluggish and halfheartedly suspenseful, it's the second-worst 007 film ever."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"The theme song is performed by Garbage, as the band's name perhaps tells you all you want to know about this thriller."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Sees 007 undone by villainous scripting and misguided casting and acting in a couple of key secondary roles."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"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."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Although it sprinkles in a fair amount of character-centred plot, it doesn't really go that far beyond the call of duty. Still, with plenty of the usual Bondage, you can't go far wrong."
‑ , Total Film
"Jiggled, not stirred."
‑ Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"The latest James Bond flick falls as flat as Tomorrow Never Dies, with decent action sequences and bad soap opera acting."
‑ Jon Popick,
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