Goldfinger Reviews

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Cole Smithey
October 21, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Goldfinger" set in stone the formula for what would become cinema's longest running and most reliably entertaining franchise. Regardless of how many installments have come since, "Goldfinger" retains its reputation as the best of the bunch.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
April 2, 2014
All the tropes are genre highs, from the iconic title song to the archetypal cool car to the endlessly quotable sadistic one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Eric Shorter
Daily Telegraph
February 2, 2014
Ours not to reason why with "Goldfinger"; ours but to gape and admire; which is very easy and enjoyable until the story's iceberg of extravagance finally appears in its true proportions.
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
January 8, 2014
For 007 fans or action adventure/spy movie fans in general, it really doesn't get much better than "Goldfinger," a tremendous blockbuster that entertains on every level.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
October 18, 2012
GOLDFINGER, for me, isn't the perfect Bond movie (though it does have all the elements to be perfect), but it's still a fun, corny time. Definition of a popcorn movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Rogers
June 24, 2012
Gone is any and all idea of James Bond's vulnerability. However, "Goldfinger" swaps in a gaudier, glitzier subtext directly related to how this blockbuster took aim almost squarely at an American audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 11, 2012
There's a very special, and weird, purity about the Bond formula as it is presented here: all the excess is in place but still reined in by some last measure of discipline.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
David Gurney
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Thrilling action comedy may be the best Bond.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 16, 2008
...remains a cut above its Bond brethren...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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TIME Magazine
October 13, 2008
In scene after scene Director Guy Hamilton has contrived some hilariously horrible sight gags.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
May 6, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

May 6, 2008
A fantastically entertaining entry.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
May 6, 2008
Goldfinger is a crucial work in the development of the Bond legend.
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Variety Staff
May 6, 2008
There's not the least sign of staleness in this third sample of the Bond 007 formula.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 6, 2008
This 1964 entry is the most enjoyable of the James Bond thrillers starring Sean Connery -- perhaps because it's the most comic and cartoony in look as well as conception.
February 7, 2008
One of the best, if not the best Bond movie
| Original Score: 4/4
Peter Bradshaw
July 28, 2007
It has Shirley Bassey's operatic theme, the Aston Martin and Shirley Eaton, killed with that magnificently macabre gold paint.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 3, 2007
One of the more amusing Bond films.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 26, 2007
Sean Connery excelle une fois de plus dans la peau d'un personnage aussi froid que charismatique qui continue de foncer tête première avec un détachement souvent irrationnel
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Christopher Null
January 4, 2007
The iconic James Bond movie, this third entry into the franchise is rightly heralded for offering the perfect blend of action, adventure, gunplay, fisticuffs, gadgetry (that Aston Martin!), romance, derring-do, and just about everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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