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Entertainment Weekly
The savviest and most exciting Bond adventure in years, and that's because there's actually something at stake in it.
New York Daily News
As strong on action as it is weak on the interpersonal stuff. If Bond can get a new car for each episode, how about some new pickup lines?
L.A. Weekly
The result is the niftiest Bond movie in years -- fresh, funny, and jammed to the rafters with demented stunts, Boys'-Own gadgetry and brazen promiscuity.
Dallas Observer
Tamahori pumps a tremendous amount of energy into his Bond movie, and it's an electrifying ride.
Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Brosnan, in his fourth time up at the Bond bat, hits this one out of the park.
Miami Herald
Amped to the max, with firepower and fisticuffs flying, this is Bond as we have come to know him in the post-Roger Moore years: bigger, badder, better.
New York Post
Aside from a jarringly fake computer-generated avalanche scene that momentarily challenges the necessary suspension of disbelief, the big-bang set pieces are superbly crafted.
Charlotte Observer
The picture should satisfy both diehard fans, who liked the plotting and interaction of early Bond films, and "Die Hard" fans, who prefer Bond shaken and stirred by massive explosions, vehicular crashes and gunplay befitting a Central American revolution.
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.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Every hero needs to be revitalized by a little humiliation, and for at least the first 40 minutes of Die Another Day, Bond's dressing-down seems to do him and the movie franchise a world of good.
Washington Post
Surely it will not be giving things away to tell you there's absolutely nothing new about the latest episode.
The new movie lacks something, a special something. It's a quality that has characterized some of the best of the first 19 Bond movies: extravagant ludicrousness.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Not even Halle Berry, emerging from the blue Caribbean in an orange two-piece -- can bring this thing to life.
The A.V. Club
The many shots of characters operating devices with remote controls will do little to quiet the complaints that the films have started to resemble video games, and the same can be said of the proliferating digital effects.
Pierce Brosnan has mastered every smidgen of 007 schtick, making the role more thoroughly his own than any actor since Sean Connery -- still the best of the batch -- decided to call it quits.
Wall Street Journal
What's new here is a severe deficit of style, or even craftsmanship, both in the action sequences and what passes for human interludes.
Flat, distressingly witless -- To put it bluntly -- the thrill is gone. Nobody did it better. But that was then.

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