Die Another Day

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3

Content: -1 1/2

While attempting to thwart a plot to trade illegal African diamonds for arms, British super-spy James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is captured by North Koreans and tortured for several months before being traded for one of their henchmen, Zao (Rick Yune). When he discovers that he is suspected of having leaked intelligence secrets while imprisoned and that his ?double-0? status has been revoked, Bond begins a vigilante trek around the world to clear his name, unmask the real traitor, and uncover an obscure connection between the Koreans and billionaire diamond tycoon, Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens). With a little help along the way from two beauties, Jinx (Halle Berry) and Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike), Bond unearths a sinister plot as he journeys from the tropical climes of Cuba to the villain?s frozen palace in Iceland, where he discovers a high-tech weapon.

True to James-Bond form, DIE ANOTHER DAY bursts with magnificent explosions, harrowing hand-to-hand combat, intrigue and romance. The film begins with a high-speed hovercraft chase and includes an innovative sword fight scene. While the plot elements of every Bond movie are the same, this film does a particularly good job of wowing the audience. The characters have just enough depth to keep one?s attention, and the crazy gadgets and stunts are, for the most part, a nice mixture of fantasy and credibility. Though destined to be a crowd-pleaser, this Bond adventure is full of violence and, as usual, a couple of steamy sexual encounters. The thick use of sexual innuendo and graphic double entendre push this film deeper into objectionable territory. Yet despite its flaws, Bond fans ? teens and adults ? will appreciate DIE ANOTHER DAY as a very worthy addition to the 007series. It delivers everything that the name ?James Bond? and its 40-year tradition promise.

Preview Reviewer: Shaun Daugherty
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The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Few (1) times ? moderate 1

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: None

Violence: Many times ? moderate (fist fights, gun fights, man in vehicle falls off waterfall, vehicles destroyed, man disfigured by shrapnel, torture depicted, man knocked out, man shot to death, lengthy sword fight, man killed with laser, dead man?s arm removed with laser, woman stabbed to death, man electrocuted, men sucked out of airplane, man sucked through jet engine)

Sex: Three times ? mild (man and woman in bed with motions, man and woman kissing in bed, implied with man and woman kissing in bed)

Nudity: Once ? (women with breasts exposed but partially obscured by camera effects in opening sequence); Near Nudity: Three times ? implied (man and woman in bed with close shot, woman shown from back begins to undress and clothes seen falling to ground), mild (women fighting with low-cut shirts)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times ? mild (double entendre with expected sexual interpretation: reference to oral sex, reference to male genitals and sexual arousal, graphic implied references to sexual activity; man described as a womanizer; reference to man?s promiscuity )

Drugs: Few times ? mild (occasional use of alcohol, occasional use of tobacco)

Other: Sexual promiscuity depicted as a measure of manhood, depiction of genetic manipulation of humans, positive depiction of the occupation of spy/assassin, positive depiction of loyalty)

Running Time: 122 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Adults

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