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DIE ANOTHER DAY (2003) Remember: It's a James Bond movie. So don't waste time deciphering the plot (something about diamonds and a really big laser). Don't worry whether our…
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DIE ANOTHER DAY (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 03, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Pierce Brosnan; Distributor: MGM

Remember: It's a James Bond movie. So don't waste time deciphering the plot (something about diamonds and a really big laser). Don't worry whether our hero will make it out alive (though that sword fight with nefarious Toby Stephens is awfully cool). Don't kill yourself making sense of those inexplicable gadgets (an invisible car?). And don't squirm too much at the over-lubricated dialogue (witness every word exchanged between Brosnan and Berry as his, er, comrade in arms). Just chew on director Lee Tamahori's clever nods to previous 007 installments, and revel in an old-fashioned romp where gravity still affects fight scenes and superheroes draw power from martinis.

Originally posted Jun 06, 2003 Published in issue #713 Jun 06, 2003 Order article reprints