The World Is Not Enough
The World Is Not Enough (1999)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 16, 2000
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Plagued by mediocre writing, uneven acting, and a fairly by-the-numbers plot, The World Is Not Enough is partially saved by some entertaining and truly Bond-worthy action sequences.

David Edelstein

The movie is better than you've heard, although that's not saying a lot.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Apted ensures it all passes by efficiently enough. And his extraordinarily well staged opening salvo is one of the most impressive Bond sequences yet.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

So-so Bond entry is racy but also fun.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This keeps one reasonably amused, titillated, and brain-dead for a little over two hours.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A thoroughly satisfying, completely entertaining film that's also, rather surprisingly, an emotionally full experience.

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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

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.

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Todd McCarthy

Sees 007 undone by villainous scripting and misguided casting and acting in a couple of key secondary roles.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

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Total Film

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Amazingly, they made a Bond film that's ruined by the talentless Bond Girl. Denise Richards may be pretty to look at, but she's gotta learn to keep… More
Al S
A spectacular display of stunts and adrenaline that's makes for a very satisfying formula. It`s very entertaining and has a surprising emotional tone to it… More
Josh Lewis
Contrary to reviews and popular belief, The World is Not Enough is actually one of the better Bond movies in the series and on par with Goldeneye (largely… More
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11/10/2012 (DVD)
Chris Weber
Not bad, but could have been better. This time around we get a terrible Denise Richards as a terrible Bond Girl, and she's also horribly unbelievable as a… More
Joe McCall
The world may not be enough but any more than five minutes of this movie is.