This 18th James Bond film returns the character to his usual behavior following the more politically correct Goldeneye. The double-entendres and smarmy sexual innuendos are back, as is Pierce Brosnan, this time battling a crazed media mogul (Jonathan Pryce) intent on starting a war between England and China so he can cover it on his global satellite network. Michelle Yeoh scores points as a beautiful Chinese agent, Pryce is wonderfully nutty, and the stunts are a lot of fun. This entry should please Bond fans who enjoy the campier films in the series (The Man With the Golden Gun, for example) more than those looking for high tension, as Roger Spottiswoode directs with tongue firmly in cheek.
by Robert Firsching review