|Writer:||Ian Fleming, Michael France, Jeffrey Caine, Bruce Feirstein|
|Producer:||Barbara Broccoli, Tom Pevsner, Anthony Waye, Michael G. Wilson|
|Studio:||MGM (Video & DVD)|
|Awards:||Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards, Another 2 wins & 4 nominations|
|Languages:||English, Russian, Spanish|
Pierce Brosnan assumed the role of James Bond for the first time in this 17th entry in the series. Brosnan looks a little light on the big screen under any circumstances, and he does take some getting used to as 007. But this busy film keeps him hopping as freelance terrorists from the former Soviet Union get their hands on super-high-tech weapons. The film's challenge is to bring free-spirited Bond up to date in the age of AIDS and in the aftermath of the cold war, and on both counts director Martin Campbell ("The Mask of Zorro") succeeds with a cheeky hint of irony. The best moment in the film is a chase scene that finds Bond tearing up the streets of Moscow in a tank. But Brosnan's most interesting contributions are reminiscent of the dark streak that occasionally showed up in Sean Connery's Bond. The DVD release has optional full-screen and widescreen presentations, optional French and Spanish soundtracks, theatrical trailer, Dolby sound. "--Tom Keogh"