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GoldenEye Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
November 4, 2015
With the ideal Bond, a worthy adversary, gorgeous Bond Babes and a director skilled enough to fully maximize their potential, this stands atop the rest as the best Bond film.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
David Baron
Times-Picayune
November 2, 2015
It contains four or five humorous, intricately choreographed action sequences that -- while not as riveting as similar episodes in True Lies or Die Hard With a Vengeance -- are enjoyable on that idiot level that even critics possess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 28, 2015
James Bond, the British spy with a taste for the high life and a license to kill, comes back in surprisingly hardy and supple form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Doug Thomas
Seattle Times
October 28, 2015
Brosnan's right there, born to play the part. Perhaps by design, he captures a bit from each predecessor -- the panache of Sean Connery, the cheeky humor of Roger Moore, the serious grit of Timothy Dalton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 28, 2015
At the most basic, crowd-pleasing level, Goldeneye does the trick.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 28, 2015
Giving 007 a sleek bullet of a BMW instead of his trusty old Aston-Martin isn't exactly going to turn the world of Bond upside down. And, as it turns out, neither does the casting of Brosnan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
October 28, 2015
In GoldenEye, [Brosnan's] performance achieves darker, Conneryesque tones. And the movie's relatively realistic take on Bond -- realistic, that is, by the series' flamboyant standards -- helps to give his work weight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Carol Buckland
CNN.com
October 28, 2015
James Bond's latest outing is big, and it's brash -- in short, it's double-oh-fun.
Todd Anthony
New Times
October 28, 2015
Basically, James, GoldenEye wasn't bad. A bit long and not the sexiest or most thrilling Bond movie. But a Bond movie nonetheless, and far from an embarrassment like Moonraker.
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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News
October 28, 2015
Under the direction of Martin Campbell, GoldenEye is a film that respects its predecessors. No new heights are scaled here, but it's nevertheless a handsome, well-engineered film that gets the job done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Richard von Busack
MetroActive
October 28, 2015
In GoldenEye, one of the very best of the Bond movies, Pierce Brosnan knows he's trying on something mythical.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
October 28, 2015
Entropy, the inexorable running down of an energy system, may have overtaken the Bond saga.
Rich Phippen
Sky Movies
October 28, 2015
Exuding charm, charisma and managing to convey a darker side to Bond without ever resorting to Timothy Dalton's pouty approach, [Brosnan] became the first actor to give Connery a run for his money.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
October 28, 2015
What we're left with is a kind of monotonous ordeal by muzzle blast that eventually numbs us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
October 28, 2015
It all feels like a tired walk-through. Brosnan tries, but aside from the accent, he's really not suited to the part.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rod Dreher
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
October 28, 2015
Despite a promiscuous number of explosions on screen, don't expect many genuinely big bangs out of this one.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
October 28, 2015
It's not a good sign that what I remember most about the movie is the lovely blue color of 007's new BMW convertible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
October 28, 2015
Its story [is] an unwieldy patchwork even by this series' standards.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 28, 2015
Check your political correctness at the door and have a blast -- this is the best Bond since The Spy Who Loved Me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
October 28, 2015
Pierce Brosnan, on his first mission as 007, quickly established himself as the best Bond since Sean Connery and makes a fetish out of the old-fashioned values of loyalty and patriotism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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