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'No Time to Die': Movie Review

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NO TIME TO DIE is supposedly the last movie featuring Daniel Craig as James Bond. Following an exciting opening, Bond breaks up with the love of his life, Madeleine, after he thinks she betrayed him to Spectre and retires. They’re reunited five years later when a terrorist named Safin [rhymes with “Satan”], uses a bioweapon to kill most of Spectre’s leaders, including its leader. Safin kidnaps Madeleine and another important person. So, Double Oh Seven and his successor must rescue them and stop Safin using the bioweapon to murder millions of people.

NO TIME TO DIE packs an emotional punch because of the personal stakes Bond faces. NO TIME TO DIE is packed with exciting action, though some action at the end could be trimmed. The story’s personal nature not only raises the stakes, it also strengthens the story’s moral, redemptive elements. That said, though the amount of foul language is limited, there are two “f” words and two strong profanities. Also, NO TIME TO DIE has intense action violence. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong or extreme caution, depending on age level.

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:

 Strong moral elements promoting love, saving the deaths of millions of people and saving other people’s lives, with a solid redemptive element of sacrifice

Foul Language:

 About eight obscenities (including two “f” words, with one seeming a little muffled), two strong Jesus profanities and three light profanities


 Lots of strong, sometimes intense violence includes high body count at the end with two good guys shooting a lot of people, vehicles chases, gunfights, explosions


 Implied fornication (very light), some kissing and woman five years later claims her out of wedlock 5-year-old daughter isn’t the man in question’s daughter


 Upper male nudity

Alcohol Use:

 Alcohol use

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:

 Smoking but no drugs

Miscellaneous Immorality:

 Woman and her young daughter are kidnapped, lying, hiding secrets.

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MOVIEGUIDE® was founded in 1985 by Dr. Ted Baehr, past president of the Episcopal Radio & Television Foundation and former director of the Television Center at the City University of New York. MOVIEGUIDE® is affiliated with the Christian Film & Television Commission® ministry (CFTVC). Both MOVIEGUIDE® and CFTVC are dedicated to redeeming the values of the entertainment industry, according to biblical principles, by influencing industry executives and artists and by informing and educating the public about the influence of the entertainment media and about how to train their families to become