Die Another Day

Die Another Day

Lee Tamahori (2002)

126min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Director Lee Tamahori's fluid style and the relentless pace effortlessly propel this 20th James Bond adventure's intense action around the globe. From North Korea and London to Cuba and a dazzling Icelandic snow palace, the locations are inspired, even if the familiar "quash the evil megalomaniac and unmask the traitor" plotline is more preposterous than ever (invisible car, anyone?). Pierce Brosnan is on fine form (though he's let down by some poor CGI) as a betrayed and vengeful 007, combining the secret agent's usual charm and throwaway wit with true toughness and a streak of venom. Such character-broadening traits ensure that the format never feels stale, while the introduction of Halle Berry as a genuinely equal, if underdeveloped, female sidekick is a coup. There are only two "cons" to the movie and both involve Madonna - firstly, the singer's grating theme song and, secondly, her dire cameo as a fencing instructor.

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Cast & Crew

James Bond Pierce Brosnan
Jinx Halle Berry
Gustav Graves Toby Stephens
Miranda Frost Rosamund Pike
Zao Rick Yune
M Judi Dench
Q John Cleese
Damian Falco Michael Madsen
Colonel Moon Will Yun Lee
General Moon Kenneth Tsang
Miss Moneypenny Samantha Bond (2)
Verity, fencing instructor Madonna
Robinson Colin Salmon
Raoul Emilio Echevarría
Mr Kil Lawrence Makoare
Air hostess Deborah Moore (1)
General Chandler Michael G Wilson
Director Lee Tamahori
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Violence, sex scenes.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 22 Nov 2002
Drama