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: November 19, 1999
DVD 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.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

What do the James Bond series, the Chicago Cubs, and Master P's No Limit empire have in common? All owe their considerable commercial success more to loyalty, marketing, and tradition than to quality.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Most of all, though, I wondered how much longer people will pay to see a walking, running, driving, diving, punning, smirking, swimming, skiing, shooting, parachuting corpse.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

At times it's slow and a bit too silly, but at its best, it's the worthy successor to 'GoldenEye' that Brosnan deserved.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

So long as the Brits are sweeping obsolete institutions like the House of Lords into the dustpan of history, may we recommend the broom for James Bond?

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Sharon Pian Chan
Seattle Times

The action sequences are decent; they just aren't as clever as before.

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Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

What happens this time around? You know exactly what happens: Bond shoots people, has sex and saves the world. The beauty is, as with most Bond movies, it doesn't matter.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Worst of all is a ride through the pipeline in some kind of vague contrivance that looks like the pneumatic tubes from old-time newsrooms when they sent remakes down to composing in the last few minutes before deadline.

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David Edelstein

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

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

In a welcome return to the gritty glamour of such early outings as From Russia with Love, this 19th James Bond adventure effortlessly juggles a hard-hitting story with all the expected "super spy" embellishments.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Weaker Bond with possibly the worst Bond girl in Denise Richards. Certainly the worst actress! The story is blah as well.
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
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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