Die Another Day (Movie)

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Title — Die Another Day
Available on — Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play
Production Country — United Kingdom, United States
Release Date — 2002
Pierce Brosnan's final outing as 007 finds James Bond facing off against a North Korean terrorist who's in league with a British diamond merchant.

🪶 Story & Synopsis

In “Die Another Day,” directed by Lee Tamahori, Pierce Brosnan portrays James Bond in a thrilling espionage adventure. The story kicks off with Bond investigating a North Korean terrorist’s connection to a diamond mogul who is financing the creation of a dangerous space weapon.

The narrative unfolds as Bond is initially captured and tortured in North Korea, only to be later released but suspected of betrayal by MI6. Determined to uncover the truth and seek revenge, Bond embarks on a globe-trotting mission to track down his betrayer and the terrorist, Zao, he was traded for.

As Bond delves deeper into the mystery, he crosses paths with the enigmatic billionaire Gustav Graves, who is linked to both Zao and the deadly space weapon. Along the way, Bond teams up with the American agent Jinx Johnson and encounters the deceptive MI6 agent Miranda Frost, adding layers of intrigue and danger to his quest.

The action-packed storyline takes Bond from North Korea to Cuba, London, and Iceland, where he faces off against formidable foes and uncovers a sinister plot that threatens global security. As Bond races against time to stop Graves and Zao from unleashing chaos, he must navigate a web of deception and betrayal to save the world from a catastrophic threat.

🧑 Cast & Crew

Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rick Yune, Rosamund Pike, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Michael Madsen, Will Yun Lee, Kenneth Tsang, Emilio Echevarría, Mikhail Gorevoy, Lawrence Makoare, Colin Salmon, Samantha Bond

Actor Role
Pierce Brosnan James Bond
Halle Berry Jinx
Toby Stephens Gustav Graves
Rosamund Pike Miranda Frost
John Cleese Q
Judi Dench M
Michael G. Wilson General Chandler
Samantha Bond Miss Moneypenny

💬 Reviews and feedback

Picture this: a movie that takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the entire James Bond series, blending the classic Connery charm, the outlandish Moore antics, and the gritty Dalton vibe into one action-packed adventure. That’s “Die Another Day” for you!

Now, let’s address the elephant in the room – is it worth watching? Well, if you’re in for a wild ride that doesn’t take itself too seriously, then yes, it definitely is. The film managed to rake in a whopping $160.9 million in the US and Canada alone, with a worldwide total of $431.9 million. It even held the title of the highest-grossing James Bond film until “Casino Royale” came along in 2006.

But hey, let’s not sugarcoat it – “Die Another Day” has its fair share of critics. Some liken it to a parody of a Bond movie, pushing the boundaries of script and action to extremes that may leave you questioning reality. The CGI has been criticized as subpar, the writing as lackluster, and the direction as somewhat misguided.

However, amidst all the mixed reviews and divided opinions, there are aspects of this film that shine brightly. The action sequences are top-notch, keeping you on the edge of your seat. The villain’s plot is intriguing and well thought out, with Miranda Frost adding an unexpected twist to the story as a traitorous MI6 agent.

  • Acting and Characters: Pierce Brosnan delivers his quintessential suave performance as James Bond, while Rosamund Pike adds depth to her character Miranda Frost with her portrayal of a double-crossing agent.
  • Direction: While some may find fault with certain aspects of the direction in “Die Another Day,” there’s no denying that Lee Tamahori brings his own flair to the Bond franchise.
  • Cinematography: The film takes you on a visual journey across various locations, from North Korea to Cuba (well, technically Spain), capturing stunning landscapes and high-octane action sequences.
  • Score: The iconic Bond theme gets a modern twist in this installment, blending seamlessly with the adrenaline-pumping scenes.
  • Production Design: From sleek gadgets to lavish sets, “Die Another Day” doesn’t hold back when it comes to creating a world that oozes sophistication and danger.

Binge-watching Tips: If you’re planning a James Bond marathon, consider watching “Die Another Day” with an open mind. Embrace its over-the-top moments and revel in its nostalgic nods to past films.

Now back to our burning question – should you give “Die Another Day” a chance? Absolutely! Despite its flaws, this film manages to entertain and keep you hooked till the very end. So grab your popcorn (shaken, not stirred) and immerse yourself in this whirlwind of espionage and intrigue.

In conclusion, “Die Another Day” may not be perfect, but it certainly knows how to deliver an exhilarating cinematic experience. So go ahead, dive into this blend of classic Bond charm and modern flair – who knows, you might just find yourself enjoying the ride more than you expected!

Rating: 7/10

Pros Cons
Entertaining blend of classic Bond film elements Horrible CGI
Successful at the box office Terrible writing
Strong action sequences Bad acting
Interesting villain’s plan Poor direction
Global setting and stylish cinematography Excessive reliance on absurd plot points


  • Die Another Day (2002) - IMDb

    To its credit, “Die Another Day” starts out reasonably well, even the much maligned title song actually isn’t terrible. Then it gets worse, and worse, and worse. You know, there’s ridiculousness that’s enjoyable, like in “GoldenEye”, then there’s “Die Another Day”, a movie so caught up in its complete silliness it forgets to realize it, thinking its overzealous use of gadgetry, its hilariously bad Robo-villain (cut me some slack, I couldn’t think of a better nickname), and Halle Berry. Miss Berry is easily among the very worst Bond girls, and the fact that she’s alongside Rosamund Pike, who manages to do such a good job with what little she’s given, doesn’t really help at all.In “Die Another Day”, there’s not a second of humor that works. All the one-liners will have you cringing, albeit less than any attempt at actual serious dialogue this pathetic mess makes, as the script is completely ludicrous from start to finish, which is a continuation of the ‘good writers writing terribly’ theme in Bond history, where genuinely good writers write horrible messes like this, mainly because it seems they’re lazy. I do find it humorous that the biggest fans of “Casino Royale” who claim it is by far the best Bond film conveniently ignore the fact that it was written by the same writing crew (with the addition of script-polisher Paul Haggis) which gave us the last three installments of the Bond franchise. Writers do what they’re asked to do, and my guess is that “Die Another Day” is as much the producers’ fault as the writers’.Lee Tamahori is a completely bizarre choice for director, and a terrible one at that, seeing how he has never made an especially good film. David Arnold’s score is again very good but he can’t save the film and though I really like Brosnan’s Bond the direction the series was going in at this point was truly dangerous and could’ve resulted in the end for Bond if allowed to go on. There was no reason to stop- “Die Another Day” was a massive financial success, the highest grossing of Brosnan’s films and actually about as well-reviewed by major critics as the last two films in the series, but audience feedback and hopefully common sense led to the reinvigoration of the franchise in “Casino Royale”. Thank heavens for that.3/10

  • Die Another Day - Wikipedia

    Die Another Dayis a 2002 spy film and the twentieth film in theJames Bondseries produced by Eon Productions. It was directed by Lee Tamahori, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. The fourth and final film starring Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, it was also the only film to feature John Cleese as Q, and the last with Samantha Bond as Miss Moneypenny. It is also the first film since

  • Die Another Day (2002) - Plot - IMDb

    • James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul, who is funding the development of an international space weapon.
    • Pierce Brosnan gives one last mission as James Bond 007. Starting off in North Korea, Bond is betrayed and captured. Fourteen months later, Bond is set free, but traded for Zao (Rick Yune) who was captured by MI6. When back in his world, Bond sets off to track down Zao. Bond gets caught up in yet another scheme which sends him to millionaire Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens). Another MI6 Agent known as Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike) is also posing as a friend of Graves. Bond is invited to a presentation held by Graves about a satellite found in space which can project a huge laser beam. Bond must stop this madman with a fellow American Agent, known as Jinx Johnson (Halle Berry). While Bond tries to stop Graves and Zao, will he finally reveal who betrayed him?—simon
    • When a secret mission goes wrong, British agent James Bond finds himself set up when he is captured and tortured in North Korea. A year later, after being traded for a terrorist, Bond is determined to hunt him down and find the one responsible for his betrayal. His trail leads him from Cuba to London to Iceland where he meets an American agent named Jinx, a frosty fellow agent named Miranda and the mysterious billionaire diamond smuggler Gustav Graves. Along the way, Bond uncovers a deadly secret that ties the billionaire to his Korean enemy, who owns a deadly weapon that could bring down the Western allies.—Blazer346
    • The story begins in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea with a spectacular high-speed hovercraft chase and continues via Hong Kong to Cuba and London where James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) meets up with the two ladies who are to play such important and differing roles in his quest to unmask a traitor and to prevent a war of catastrophic consequence. Hot on the trail of the principle villains, Bond travels to Iceland where he experiences at first hand the power of an amazing new weapon before a dramatic confrontation with his main adversary back in North Korea where it all started.—EON
    • After being incarcerated and tortured while on a mission in North Korea, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is traded for a psychotic terrorist and released back to M16, only to be accused of giving information. Bond escapes and goes after Zao (Rick Yune), a deranged terrorist who knows who betrayed Bond to the North Koreans. Bond chases Zao around the globe and to a shady billionaire and a plot to change the world. But bond soon discovers that no one is who they seem to be.—redcommander27
    • MI6 agent James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) infiltrates a North Korean military base (he hijacks a helicopter that was supposed to be delivering diamonds to the base, in exchange for weaponry. Bond had put explosives inside the diamond case before the helicopter landed) where Colonel Tan-Sun Moon (Will Yun Lee) is illegally trading weapons for African conflict diamonds (The UN has banned trade in these diamonds as they are being used to fund wars). After Moon’s right-hand man Zao (Rick Yune) sends Bond’s photo to an unknown source who reveals Bond’s true identity. Moon attempts to kill Bond (He blows up Bond’s helicopter, but Bond escapes by triggering the diamond case explosive at the right moment) and a hovercraft chase ensues, ending with Moon’s apparent death (The hovercraft goes over a waterfall with Moon on it). Bond survives but is captured by North Korean soldiers and imprisoned by the Colonel’s father, General Moon (Kenneth Tsang).After fourteen months of captivity and torture at the hands of the Korean People’s Army, Bond is traded for Zao in a prisoner exchange. even at the last moment, General Moon asks Bond about Col Moon’s ally in the west, but Bond says it was the same person who betrayed him. Bond is sedated and taken to meet M (Judi Dench), who informs him that his status as a 00 Agent has been suspended under suspicion of having leaked information under duress to the North Koreans (A top US agent in the North Korean high command had turned up dead during Bond’s captivity and a prison communication named Bond as the source, since MI6 suspected he had cracked). Bond is convinced that he has been set up by a double agent in the British government. After escaping MI6 custody (he lowers his pulse and simulates a heart attack), he discovers that Zao is in Hong Kong, where he learns from Chang (Ho Yi), a Chinese agent (chang wants revenge the death of his agents at the hands of Zao) and old colleague, that Zao is in Cuba. Q (John Cleese), MI6’s quartermaster and armorer. Miss Moneypenny (Samantha Bond), M’s secretary.In Havana, Bond meets Raoul (Emilio Echevarría), the manager of a Havana cigar factory, and a British sleeper. Raoul traces Zao to a clinic of Dr Alvarez (who specializes in gene therapy), on a small island next to the Cuban mainland. Bond also finds NSA agent Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson (Halle Berry) and they have sex after some casual flirting. Bond follows her to a gene therapy clinic, where patients can have their appearances altered through DNA restructuring. Bond locates Zao inside the clinic and attempts to kill him, but Zao escapes (actually Jinx kills Dr Alvarez and sets up a time bomb inside the clinic, which throws Bond off and allows Zao to escape) (Bond also learns that Jinx was CIA), leaving behind a pendant which leads Bond to a cache of diamonds, identified as conflict diamonds, but bearing the crest of the company owned by British billionaire businessman Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens). Bond learns that Graves only appeared a year prior, apparently discovering a vein of diamonds in Iceland leading to his current wealth, celebrity, and philanthropy from its assets.At Blades Club in London, Bond meets Graves along with his assistant Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike), who is also an undercover MI6 agent (who won a gold medal at the Sydney Olympics for fencing). After a fencing battle (Verity (Madonna), a fencing instructor for Graves introduced them and Bond made a wager for a conflict diamond), Bond is invited by Graves to Iceland for a scientific demonstration. Shortly afterwards, M tells Bond of MI6’s doubts about Graves, restores Bond’s Double-0 status (when Bond tells her that Graves Iceland operations are a front for laundering African conflict diamonds) and offers assistance in the investigation. M calls Frost and tells her that she is sending in Bond despite Frost’s objections as in 3 months Frost has come up with nothing on Graves.At his ice palace adjacent to the diamond mine site in Iceland (Jinx also turns up for the demonstration), Graves unveils a new orbital mirror satellite, “Icarus”, which is able to focus solar energy on a small area and provide year-round sunshine for crop development. Zoa arrives in secret and Graves is revealed to be Col Moon, post gene replacement therapy. Frost seduces Bond (actually she is distracting Bond while Jinx is captured) and Jinx infiltrates Graves’ command center, but is captured by Graves and Zao. Bond rescues her and discovers that Graves is in fact Colonel Moon, who has used the gene therapy technology to change his appearance and amassed his fortune from sale of the conflict diamonds as a cover for his true plans. Bond sends Jinx to warn frost..Bond confronts Graves, but Frost arrives to reveal herself as the traitor who betrayed Bond in North Korea (Frost and Moon studied together at Harvard and became good friends while fencing), forcing Bond to escape from Graves’ facility. Bond returns in his Aston Martin V12 Vanquish to rescue Jinx, who has been recaptured by Frost in the palace. As Graves uses Icarus to melt the ice palace, Zao pursues Bond into the palace using his Jaguar XKR. Bond kills Zao by causing a giant ice chandelier to fall onto him, and revives Jinx after she has almost drowned (by putting her in a hot spring that he had seen earlier inside Graves’s palace). Bond and Jinx pursue Graves and Frost to the Korean peninsula (They are briefed that General Moon has been deposed in a coup by the hardliners. 80K troops are amassing north of the border with a Million in reserve. Icarus will clear the minefield and enable the invasion of South Korea) and stow away on Graves’ cargo plane (Before it takes off from the Pyonyang airbase towards the DMZ). Graves reveals his identity to his father, and the true purpose of the Icarus satellite: to cut a path through the Korean Demilitarized Zone with concentrated sunlight, allowing North Korean troops to invade South Korea, defeat the United Nations Command forces of both U.S. and South Korean troops, and unite the peninsula under the flag of the DPRK. Horrified that it would potentially trigger World War III with the United States, General Moon tries to stop the plan, but Graves murders him.Bond attempts to shoot Graves, but he is prev
  • Die Another Day Official Trailer #1 - Pierce Brosnan Movie (2002) HD

⚠️ Explanation (Spoiler)

In “Die Another Day,” the twentieth installment in the James Bond film series, we witness Agent 007, played by Pierce Brosnan, embarking on a mission to investigate a North Korean terrorist trading weapons. The plot thickens as Bond is captured, tortured, and then escapes, only to discover that the terrorist has transformed into a British billionaire named Gustav Graves, planning to use a satellite weapon to create chaos.

Bond teams up with American agent Jinx Johnson, portrayed by Halle Berry, to thwart Graves’ nefarious scheme. The duo faces off against Graves’ henchmen in an epic battle at his ice palace in Iceland. Bond successfully disables the satellite weapon just in time to prevent the destruction of South Korea.

However, the climax takes a surprising turn when Bond encounters Miranda Frost, a British intelligence officer who had betrayed him. A dramatic sword fight ensues on a rapidly melting frozen lake, culminating in Bond defeating Frost by impaling her with an ice chandelier hook. As Frost dies, she reveals her allegiance to Graves, leaving Bond to contemplate and symbolically sever ties with his past trauma by walking away, leaving her to perish in the freezing water.

The ending of “Die Another Day” sparked various interpretations among viewers. Some see it as Bond’s symbolic closure, letting go of his past and moving forward, while others perceive it as a portrayal of Bond’s darker, morally ambiguous nature, willing to sacrifice others for the greater good. The ending challenges Bond’s heroic image, delving into the complexities of his character and actions throughout the film.

Ultimately, the ending of “Die Another Day” remains open to individual interpretation, adding depth and intrigue to the narrative. It prompts reflection on Bond’s character growth and ethical dilemmas, leaving audiences pondering the consequences of his choices long after the movie ends.

👪 Parents Guide & Age Rating


Age Rating:

This movie is rated PG-13 for excessive violence, sex, partial nudity, mild profanity, and many off-screen deaths. It is not suitable for young children.

Parental Guide:

Parents need to be aware that “Die Another Day” contains intense peril and violence throughout the movie. There are scenes of brutal fights where characters punch, kick, and throw each other into objects. One character attempts to strangle another and pins him against a wall. Gun violence is present, with a man blowing up a helicopter with a tank missile.

Additionally, the movie includes sexual references and situations, as well as partial nudity. There is some strong language used infrequently. Characters are seen drinking and smoking.

Overall, this film is filled with non-stop action scenes, some of which include graphic violence. It is recommended for older teens and adults due to its content.

📺 Streaming and where to watch

streaming service extra information
Prime Video Available to rent or buy on Prime Video. 007 (Pierce Brosnan) stars in this adrenaline-pumping adventure with Halle Berry.
Apple TV Die Another Day is available on Apple TV. Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in this action-packed movie.
Google Play Die Another Day can be watched on Google Play. Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry star in this thrilling James Bond movie.

❝ Quotes and Cult

  • The pleasure of the kill is in the chase.
  • I see you don't chase dreams, you live them.
    James Bond
  • One of the virtues of never sleeping.
  • So you live to die another day.
    James Bond
  • You were supposed to throw away the key, not leave the door wide open.

🤖Die Another Day Reddit Talks

Die Another Day, the 20th installment in the James Bond franchise, has sparked a wide range of reactions and discussions on Reddit, with opinions varying from enthusiastic praise to harsh criticism.

Those who enjoyed the film point to its stunning visuals, particularly the action scenes, which they describe as original and exciting. They also commend the performances of the cast, particularly Halle Berry as Jinx and Judi Dench as M, who they believe brings a unique charm to the role.

“The action scenes are top-notch, and the cast is excellent. Halle Berry is a great Bond girl, and Judi Dench is my favorite M,” one user writes.

However, the film’s detractors argue that it is one of the weakest entries in the franchise, criticizing its far-fetched plot, excessive use of CGI, and lack of emotional depth. They point to the scene where Bond surfs on a tidal wave as an example of the film’s over-the-top action sequences.

“Die Another Day is a mess. The plot is ridiculous, the action is over-the-top, and the characters are unlikable,” another user comments.

Despite the mixed reviews, there seems to be a growing consensus that Die Another Day has been unfairly maligned over the years. Some users argue that the film’s campy tone and self-aware humor were intentional, and that it should be appreciated as a fun and entertaining popcorn flick.

“Die Another Day is a guilty pleasure of mine. It’s not a great film, but it’s a lot of fun,” one user admits.

Ultimately, whether or not you enjoy Die Another Day will likely depend on your personal preferences. If you’re a fan of classic Bond films with a more serious tone, you may be disappointed. However, if you’re looking for a light-hearted and visually stunning action movie, Die Another Day may be worth checking out.

Here is a summary of the main topics discussed on Reddit regarding Die Another Day:

  • Visuals and action scenes: Many users praise the film’s stunning visuals and exciting action sequences, calling them original and well-executed.
  • Cast performances: Halle Berry and Judi Dench receive particular praise for their performances as Jinx and M, respectively.
  • Plot and tone: The film’s plot is criticized for being far-fetched and lacking emotional depth, while its tone is described as campy and self-aware.
  • Overall評價: Opinions on the film are mixed, with some users calling it one of the weakest Bond films while others defend it as a fun and entertaining popcorn flick.

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❓ Frequently Asked Questions

Is Die Another Day worth watching?

This film’s strength and its weakness both lie in the fact that it is a blend of the classic Connery films, the outlandish Moore films, and the grittiness of the Dalton films. Die Another Day rolls the entire series into a single two-hour adventure and the result is actually pretty entertaining.

Was Die Another Day a success?

The film earned $160.9 million in the US and Canada, and $431.9 million worldwide, becoming the sixth highest-grossing film of 2002. Not adjusting for inflation, Die Another Day was the highest-grossing James Bond film until the release of Casino Royale in 2006.

Who betrayed Bond in Die Another Day?

Miranda Frost is the secondary antagonist in the 2002 film, Die Another Day. Frost is a traitorous MI6 agent working for terrorist mastermind Gustav Graves.

How did Die Another Day end?

Graves attempts to escape by parachute, but Bond opens the parachute, pulling Graves out of the plane and into one of its engines, killing him and disabling the Icarus beam. Bond and Jinx escape from the disintegrating plane in a helicopter from the cargo hold, carrying away Graves’ stash of diamonds.

Who is the villain in Die Another Day?

Tan-Sun Moon, later known as Sir Gustav Graves, is the main antagonist of the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day.

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  3. GoldenEye: James Bond must stop a former agent who has stolen a deadly satellite weapon.
  4. Licence to Kill: Bond goes rogue to seek revenge on a drug lord who attacked his friend.
  5. The Living Daylights: Bond must help a Soviet general defect while dealing with a weapons conspiracy.
  6. A View to a Kill: Bond investigates a plot to control the world’s microchip market.
  7. For Your Eyes Only: Bond is tasked with recovering a communication device before it falls into the wrong hands.
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