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Die Another Day Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    56

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    What's new here is a severe deficit of style, or even craftsmanship, both in the action sequences and what passes for human interludes.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Dead-on as entertaining eye candy, a bona fide guilty pleasure -- for the first hour. But the movie loses steam and the sequences that dazzled in the beginning get overshadowed by the excesses of later scenes.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Die Another Day is still utterly absurd from one end to the other, of course, but in a slightly more understated way. And so it goes, Bond after Bond, as the most durable series in movie history heads for the half-century.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The savviest and most exciting Bond adventure in years, and that's because there's actually something at stake in it.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 15 & under

Bond flick pushes the PG-13 limits.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is rated PG-13 for excessive violence, sex, partial nudity, mild profanity, and many off-screen deaths. The film is almost non-stop action scenes, some of which include graphic if rather bloodless deaths. This includes one impaling, a knife in the neck and another in a chest, a character being sucked into a plane engine, while another is pinned to a hovercraft before plunging to his death at the bottom of a waterfall. The film also includes many explosions and scenes in which death is implied, but not shown. There is almost constant shooting, and James Bond's ambiguity about violence may trouble younger viewers. The film shows James Bond smoking in numerous scenes. The movie is also filled with sex and sexual dialogue. One sex scene is rather graphic, while the other two imply it. There is also a view of a woman naked from the back, as well as numerous silhouettes of nude women during the opening credits. The film also includes numerous sexual innuendos, including two that are rather graphic, one coming at the end of the feature. The film briefly addresses James Bond's womanizing, but makes light of it rather than condemning his behavior.

  • Families can talk about why James Bond is so loyal to his country. If it means so much to him, why do they deny his existence? It could also be addressed why Bond turns to violence so often, and that, although it works in the film, it destroys many people's lives in the process. Why does the American government and the British government work together despite disagreements? Why does the South Korean general disapprove of his son's violent methods? It could also be discussed why Bond treats women they way he does and how this film presents him with a strong female counter-part. What is it about how she treats him that makes Bond question how he acts towards women? Families should also talk about how the Bond movies in general treat women and possibly how it has changed since the series incarnation.

The good stuff
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    Role models: Strong black female character.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Intense peril and violence.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations, nudity.

  • language false2

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not applicable

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking.

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