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TOMORROW NEVER DIES

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Tomorrow Never Dies

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
119 minutes
performer:
Pierce Brosnan, Judi Dench, Teri Hatcher, Desmond Llewelyn, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh
director:
Roger Spottiswoode
distributor:
United Artists (MGM)
author:
Bruce Feirstein
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a C+

It begins promisingly, with Pierce Brosnan biting into the role of James Bond in a way he never quite managed in GoldenEye. This time, the villain is a fascist media mogul (Jonathan Pryce) who wants to rule the global techno-information empire. The film creates some dramatic urgency by having him married to a former Bond flame (Teri Hatcher). And then? Then the cocktail gets stirred into oblivion. The action scenes in a Bond thriller are now about as exciting as an over-the-hill New Orleans stripper still twirling her tassels for applause. Bond is just a glorified stuntman now; he’s lost his license to thrill.