Brosnan, however, looks set to stay. He'll never recapture the amused cool of the young Sean Connery, but he does overcome the handicap of looking like a humorless male model.
I don't know whether the Bond series has a future, but if Xenia Onatopp ever returns to try for world domination, he may finally get a battle worth fighting.
| Original Score: C+
There's something a mite pathetic about our culture still clinging to 007, but it's hard to deny that this is one of the most entertaining entries in the Bond cycle.
Richard Kiel, you are missed.
Among the better of the 17 Bonds and, perhaps more important for today's audience, a dynamic action entry in its own right, this first 007 adventure in six years breathes fresh creative and commercial life into the 33-year-old series.
Director Campbell keeps matters bowling along and even manages to recapture something of the look of the earlier films.
Suffers the blahs.
Supercharged with spectacular, thundering, brain-numbing fun.
| Original Score: 3/4
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 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's BS -- Babes and Stunts -- and that's where GoldenEye excels.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Directed with top-dollar proficiency (and some real wit).
Perhaps the best entry in the series since The Spy Who Loved Me.
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.