The World Is Not Enough 1999 PG-13 CC

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Bond takes position as bodyguard of British oil tycoon's daughter after a deadly mishap at MI6.

Starring:
Pierce Brosnan (James Bond), Sophie Marceau (Elektra King)
Runtime:
2 hours 9 minutes

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The World Is Not Enough

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Genres Thriller, Adventure, Action
Director Michael Apted
Starring Pierce Brosnan (James Bond), Sophie Marceau (Elektra King)
Supporting actors Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards, Robbie Coltrane, Judi Dench, Desmond Llewelyn, John Cleese, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Samantha Bond, Michael Kitchen, Colin Salmon, Goldie, David Calder, Serena Scott Thomas, Ulrich Thomsen, John Seru, Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Patrick Malahide, Omid Djalili
Studio MGM
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Some parts of the movie were very good, and then there are others that just made me feel like ugh.
dominion_ruler
The entire film is one long set up, where every character must make another startling revelation that steers the plot into another unneeded direction.
"gamer-64"
This is one of my favorite James Bond movies it has great action scenes,good acting,great special effects,and a good story to it.
GEORGE GILLIAM

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108 of 126 people found the following review helpful By Dave on April 29, 2000
Format: DVD
"Goldeneye" was great. "Tomorrow Never Dies" was good. "The World Is Not Enough" was excellent. Pierce Brosnan, no matter what cranky critics say, is a fantastic Bond, who is sort of like a melting pot of the past actor's best attributes. Connery's vicious edge, Moore's amusing wit, and Dalton's brutality. Another thing that makes Brosnan a keeper is that, like Connery and Moore, he has fun with Bond. Dalton and Lazenby made the mistake of taking this as a serious acting job. It isn't. TWINE does have a great script which is understandable (I guess a lot of people who complained just weren't attentive, since very few modern movies require that.) Renard may have been a lame bad guy, but Carlisle did play him well and believably - isn't that all that counts? Denise Richards, however laughable she was as Christmas Jones, did well with her material. And, the way I look at it, she wasn't evne the main Bond woman this time around. Sophie Marceau is perhaps one of the sexiest Bond women ever to grace the silver screen. There was no doubt that she was the perfect choice for Elektra King, playing the good-girl gone bad to a tee. I hope she is more visible in future years.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By "emeraldavatar" on April 3, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I think right now, the 007 dynasty is damned-if-they-do and damned-if-they-don't. It seems every time they try to do something a little bit edgy or different from the usual formula, they get castigated by millions of viewers crying, "This is not we expected!", while the more formulaic films get lambasted for containing "all the usual lame gadgets and contrived stunts". Personally, I love it when the creators try to depart from the norm, and TWINE is one of the best examples of this. To begin with, it actually has a plot! I agree, it's not the best plot I've ever seen, but in Bond films the plot does not have to be airtight, and at least there is more to this one than the stupid action-driven premise of TND. Brosnan is seriously trying to portray 007 as a real person, rather than the suave superhero parody that Moore was trying to be. Carlyle is great as the new millenium's Jaws, although he is seriously underused. The action is not non-stop, but when it comes it is breathtakingly done. Come on, admit it - you never expected that second parafoil to open up, did you? Overall, I'd say this is the fifth best James Bond ever, much better than TND and leagues ahead of anything Moore or Dalton ever did. Just for comparison, my all-time favourite is Goldfinger, followed by FRWL, OHMSS, and Goldeneye.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By sanvicente on May 21, 2000
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Here's a Bond film that deserves to be ranked among the best in the series. Along with the usual Bond formula of high tech gadgets, one-liners, and of course, the Bond girl(s), this latest installment also provides a story with a different twist. Throw in a combination of mind games, an unusual villain, exotic locales, and amazing stunts and you get an explosive, testosterone driven, eye-candy, action-packed thriller with a dash of high quality performances. One sequence in particular is the high adrenaline boat chase along the Thames River that takes place very early in the movie. Cool stuff!
The story delves much deeper into the psyche of James Bond than previous 007 flicks. Pierce Brosnan plays a much darker and vulnerable 007 in his third run as the British super agent spy James Bond. The World Is Not Enough also showcases the acting talents of Dame Judi Dench (who plays M) and Sophie Marceau as well as many others. John Cleese, of Monty Python fame, also plays a role in the movie as the heir apparent to Q. Every character played a larger role in this movie, in which, there were times when I felt James Bond was a supporting character rather than a leading one. There is definitely no shortage of star power in this movie.
A few things I didn't like about this movie (just my personal opinion mind you) were the opening Bond song, the paraglider-ski sequence, and the miniature scaled models. Yuck! Still though, this latest 007 thriller gives a good ride! Humor, international intrigue, and plenty of action. This is a James Bond of the 21st Century and I hope Pierce Brosnan sticks around to do many more like this one!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jon E. Hanford on May 7, 2000
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This is definitly the best of the new bond films. Pierce Brosnan is aproaching Connery like proportions with this film. If youre into bond films, heck, even if your'e not, this is a must see. Plus, the special features on the DVD are great.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Waqar on April 19, 2000
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The movie starts with a good action and stunt, but not strong enough enough to nock your socks of. As compared to this bond movies, the previous two bond movies started with a great stunt. The main villian Renard was good. But he dosn't looks strong, rather he looks like some confused thief. The movie has a good story line and a cool suspense theam. But as the story progress, you might feel it like a emotional movie rather than a typical bond one. The reason Bond gets emotional with Elektra King(sopphie Marceau) as he was getting involved with her to save her. The Bond girls are cool. The reason for giving this movie a 4 star is it has some action scences and thrills that adds this one to a good entertaining movie list. If you are a fan of bond movies or a movie collector and wanted to buy this movie on video. Then you must go for a DVD as its contain some great cool extra stuff that you want find in a VHS.
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