Goldfinger Reviews

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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

TIME Magazine
Top Critic
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.

Variety Staff
Top Critic
May 6, 2008

There's not the least sign of staleness in this third sample of the Bond 007 formula.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
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.

Stefan Birgir Stefansson
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-
Jean-François Vandeuren
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
Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

Presented here in a newly restored digital print, it should look especially swish on the big screen.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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