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Parents' Guide to

Die Another Day

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Bond flick pushes the PG-13 limits.

Movie PG-13 2002 132 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

The man with the beard

The final adventure of canonical James Bond books and films. Bond turns 77, and it's time to retire (although it's not mentioned in the film). Bond gets captured and gets a beautiful beard during the time of imprisonment. Then he get's back, and it's time for a new mission! Diamonds, gene therapy... it's one of the most complex Bond-stories ever, but often complained of being "silly". Well, this time they look further to the fantasy than ever before, but the film is still pretty balanced. It contains a lot of awesome references, and witty lines, like "Not for me", a reply to M after she has told Bond that the world has changed after 9/11. It's also worth mentioning that they saved the ornitologist-joke for this film, although Ian Fleming had used it already in Dr. No. This film is, in the end, worth of watching. Notes for parents: Usually sex is only implied in Bond-films, and nothing is shown. This time there's a scene that strongly implies sex, but no breasts and back are shown at all, luckily. Not really "too much sex", but I clicked that icon anyway.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+


It's like a videogame. All action and no plot. By the time you've finished watching it, you'll have lost brain cells. There will also be a large chance of hearing loss. The sex scene is explicit for an M-rated film, and the NSA agent is clearly seen having an orgasm.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (30 ):

Die Another Day is a fun Bond entry. James Bond has returned to the big screen once again -- and this time, as with every effort in the Pierce Brosnan series, producer Barbara Broccoli and MGM studios will try to out-do the explosions, the sex, and the witty dialogue that has permeated the countless entries in the spy films. DIE ANOTHER DAY, the latest Bond adventure, should be praised though, as it succeeds in giving the audience the most thrilling Brosnan adventure since his debut film, Goldeneye. What this latest entry in the Bond films does is reminds us is why 007 is still so appealing after all these years. The James Bond films have class and tradition, a certain familiar thrill as well as a hero whose arrogance is charming, not brutish and dull.

Berry is fine in the film, though her role is not nearly as large as the trailers show and that turns out to be a good thing. As the past two films have proven, not enough action involving Bond just slows the pace in the formulaic series. The first hour is truly thrilling and actually succeeds for once at adding depth to Bond. There are some great comedic bits involving John Cleese, the fantastic locales that Bond movies are famous for, and a fun if unrealistic car chase. Serving as both distractions and annoyance in the film are cameos by American tough guy Michael Madsen and singer Madonna. Madonna may have crafted a fun modern techno song for the film, but her acting is still as stale and laughable as it was ten years ago. All in all, the movie has enough great stunts and excitement that, by the time it trails off in the last 20 minutes, the viewer can forgive its bland conclusion.

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