Execs at MGM/UA can rest easy: the Bond franchise has been successfully salvaged.
| Original Score: 3/4
Suffers the blahs.
Instead of continuing as a comedy of thrills, Goldeneye rapidly disintegrates into an endless series of gratuitous explosions and suspense-free motor vehicle chases, each one louder and less interesting than its predecessor.
| Original Score: 2/4
Pierce Brosnan turns in a fine performance, establishing himself as a fine heir to the Bond throne. The plotting isn't as solid as in the best Bond films, but this is still a good time.
| Original Score: 3/5
If we apply high standards we expect from classic Bond films, Goldeneye is a failure.
| Original Score: 4/10
Supercharged with spectacular, thundering, brain-numbing fun.
James Bond is back and, if he isn't better than ever, he's certainly better than he has been recently.
[Brosnan] hits the ball out of the park.
They have given James a new car here, but it's the same old vanity plate, the one that should read: Je Me Souviens.
| Original Score: 2/4
A bold attempt to reinvent the character itself, one that tied in with the post-cold war era.
| Original Score: 4/5
traditional enough to leave 007's character alone, but intelligent enough to deal with the fact that he is in new surroundings
A reasonable facsimile more than any kind of original, and it's hard not to feel a certain weariness while watching it unfold.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
It is Bond's encounters with various villains and his romantic interest -- and all those wild stunts -- that fans pay to see. And they won't be disappointed.
Perhaps the best entry in the series since The Spy Who Loved Me.
Brosnan uses them well, slipping comfortably into the role of Bond. It's just unfortunate that his debut film couldn't have been more interesting.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Watching the film, I got caught up in the special effects and the neat stunts, and I observed with a certain satisfaction Bond's belated entry into a more modern world.
Directed with top-dollar proficiency (and some real wit).
...an eye and ear-pleasing, action-packed entry in the Bond series
| Original Score: 8/10
It is every inch a James Bond story.
The special effects in GoldenEye make every other Bond film seem almost primitive.