Goldfinger Reviews

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Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Goldfinger is sometimes very enjoyable, but it's too uneven for me to call it a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 20, 2003
... what they give us in Goldfinger is an excess of-science-fiction fun, a mess of mechanical melodrama and a minimum of bedroom farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
David Gurney
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Thrilling action comedy may be the best Bond.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 16, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
If it is not a great film, it is a great entertainment, and contains all the elements of the Bond formula that would work again and again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Although more gimmicky than From Russia with Love, this film is equally as entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
The one that all other Bond films must live up to, and the only one of the films that surpasses the book upon which it is based.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
The best Bond gets the best treatment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
For my money this is the grade-A, #1, all-time grandest adventure of James Bond. (And I like most of 'em!)
| Original Score: 5/5
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
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
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 18, 2004
| 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
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 8, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
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+
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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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 6, 2008
There's not the least sign of staleness in this third sample of the Bond 007 formula.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
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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