Die Another DayNovember 22, 2002
James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon.
Release Year: 2002
Rating: 6.0/10 (87,665 voted)
Critic's Score: 56/100
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike
Pierce Brosnan gives one last mission as James Bond. Starting off in North Korea, Bond is betrayed and captured. 14 months later, Bond is set free, but traded for Zao who was captured by MI6. When back in his world, Bond sets off to track down Zao. Bond gets caught up in yet another scheme which sends him to millionaire Gustav Graves. Another MI6 agent known as Miranda Frost is also posing as a friend of Graves. Bond is invited to a presentation held by Graves about a satellite found in space which can project a huge laser beam. Bond must stop this madman with a fellow American agent, known as Jinx. Whilst Bond tries to stop Graves and Zao, will he finally reveal who betrayed him?
Writers: Ian Fleming, Neal Purvis
Will Yun Lee
(as Michael Gorevoy)
"Bond…James Bond" [Advance teaser poster]
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Release Date: 22 November 2002
Filming Locations: Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $47,072,040
(24 November 2002)
(1 June 2003)
Did You Know?
Some location filming took place at 'The Eden Project' near St Austell, Cornwall in the United Kingdom in the first week of March 2002.
Errors in geography:
The Icelandic car number plates shown in the film do not have the correct typeface (they used the same typeface as on British number plates).
Mr. Van Bierk:
[stepping out of helicopter]
Look, what is this? I'm supposed to…
[Bond puts a gun to Mr. Van Bierk's head and takes his sunglasses]
What on earth have they done to James Bond?
Come back George, all is forgiven: At lease "On Her Majesty's Secret
Service" was recognizable as a Bond film. The latest installment in the
franchise, the 20th installment in fact, should have been a cause for
celebration. Instead, I have to rate it a solid 1, and that only because
the system won't let me rate it lower. When did James Bond morph with
Rambo? What happened to the wit and charm that was evident in the best of
the series, films like 'Goldfinger" and "The Spy Who Loved
There is nothing in this film that feels original or fresh. And the John
Woo influenced cinematics have no place in a Bond film. And what's with
use of CGI in place of real stuntmen doing the impossible, as they did in
every other film? Sure, it may look "super cool" in concept, but in fact
looks fake and out of place. They didn't use CGI to make trucks act like
race cars in "License To Kill".
I'm afraid that on his 40th anniversary, the cinematic James Bond is
every bit his age, dressed up like a 70 year old hustler trying to pick up
teenagers. Forget the snazzy trappings and the flashy action scenes and
back to the basics.