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Metascore

Based on 38 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
USA Today
Fans will appreciate not only that the film is predictably solid and surprisingly sharp but that parts of it are just plain bad.
75
There's the script -- and that's the problem.
75
Miami Herald
You can't beat a Bond film for adventure on a grand scale.
70
Film.com
Isn't quite enough to save the Bond franchise -- but it does prove that 007 is Y2K-compliant.
67
Portland Oregonian
Apted ("Gorillas in the Mist," "Coal Miner's Daughter") keeps things low-key and low-tech, which makes some of the cliched Bondisms a bit easier to swallow.
63
Charlotte Observer
Fair, overlong James Bond from the second shelf.
60
Chicago Reader
This keeps one reasonably amused, titillated, and brain-dead for a little over two hours.
50
Entertainment Weekly
The hero himself has been denatured for a young, late 1990s audience with little appreciation for real suavity or sex play.
50
Christian Science Monitor
If moviegoers really thought about the violence, sexism, and materialism at the core of the series, the whole shebang might vanish overnight.
45
TNT RoughCut
James Bond hasn't been this boring since Timothy Dalton carried the license to kill.

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