The World Is Not Enough Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for The World Is Not Enough the Movie

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1.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Brosnan returns in the 19th James Bond adventure in which 007 is sent to protect Elektra King (Marceau), the daughter of a murdered oil tycoon who was also an old friend of M's (Dench). The threat appears to come from terrorist Renard (Carlyle), who has a bullet in the brain courtesy of MI6 that has made him impervious to pain. Renard's playing the nuclear explosion card, which leads to this episode's Bond girl, nuclear weapons expert (!) Dr. Christmas Jones (Richards), who has minimal impact but looks fetching and (of course) falls for the dashing spy's charms. The numerous action sequences overwhelm the characters and Bond has little to pit himself against since the villains are so low-key. There is a welcome darker edge to both Bond's character and the plot that the franchise should build on, rather than trying to top its death-defying stunts each time.

Distribution

MGM Home Entertainment, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404-6061, Phone: (310)449-3000, Fax: (310)449-3100, URL: http://www.mgmhomevideo.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 125 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
James Bond, Black Gold, Rescue Missions, Terrorism, Meltdown, Wonder Women, Top Grossing Films of 1999, Istanbul, not Constantinople, Female Spies
Screenplay
Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Bruce Feirstein
Cast
Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Denise Richards, Robert Carlyle, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Desmond Llewelyn, Robbie Coltrane, Samantha Bond, Michael Kitchen, Colin Salmon, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, David Calder, Serena Scott Thomas, Ulrich Thomsen, Goldie
Cinematography
Adrian Biddle
Director
Michael Apted
Music
David Arnold
Producer
Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Eon Productions, MGM

Awards

Golden Raspberries 1999: Worst Support. Actress (Richards).

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