July 6, 2018
Goldfinger allows nothing to impede its sense of humour: it converts Bond into a human equivalent of the cat in the Tom and Jerry cartoons, with the same ghastly resilience and the same capacity for absorbing punishment.
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.
October 13, 2008
A bit much? Yes, but it's meant to be. Like Doctor No and From Russia with Love, the two previous Bond bombshells, this picture is a thriller exuberantly travestied.
May 6, 2008
There's not the least sign of staleness in this third sample of the Bond 007 formula.
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.
July 28, 2007
It has Shirley Bassey's operatic theme, the Aston Martin and Shirley Eaton, killed with that magnificently macabre gold paint.
June 24, 2006
Presented here in a newly restored digital print, it should look especially swish on the big screen.
June 15, 2003
Q brings out the Aston Martin for the first time, and Shirley Bassey shatters the speakers with the consummate Bond song.
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.
June 27, 2001
Mixed in with some tough action and the introduction of such memorable gadgets as Bond's Aston Martin car, there's never a dull moment and the film flies by.
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.