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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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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.
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
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
Dennis King
Tulsa World
October 28, 2015
Walking a fine line between '60s cultural kitsch and '90s entertainment hype, GoldenEye delivers some slick, generation-spanning thrills and proves that while Bond may be something of a political and social dinosaur, there's still life in the old boy yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
October 28, 2015
Bond is still a misogynist dinosaur, but Brosnan makes him irresistible fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
October 8, 2013
One of the better Bonds; lots of cartoonish violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
November 2, 2012
This is a nice, safe, Bond movie that is trying to please the masses. And it does work as a crowd pleaser. Not among the best Bond, but a solid debut for Brosnan and a worthy entry in the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
October 23, 2012
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.
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
October 14, 2012
It doesn't completely lay Bond's psychological complexities naked, cold and bare. But "GoldenEye" can hardly be faulted for occasional concessions to casual entertainment - especially with a superior villain, taut action and an all-time Bond girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 30, 2012
A smash hit that brought Bond back to life in a great big enjoyable way.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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