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Based on 18 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    When the action is extreme, GoldenEye is supercharged with spectacular, thundering, brain-numbing fun. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    The musical score is a dud, and the film is one firebomb too long. But GoldenEye's vision is 20/20 when it comes to reviving a legend. [17Nov1995 Pg.01.D] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is the first Bond film that is self-aware, that has lost its innocence and the simplicity of its world view, and has some understanding of the absurdity and sadness of its hero. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    It is both the best-looking James Bond film and the best-looking James Bond. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The writers get the mix just about right, and first-time Bond director Martin Campbell moves things along fairly briskly. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Also, there's more action in Goldeneye than in previous 007 entries -- enough to keep a ninety-minute film moving at a frantic pace. Unfortunately, this movie isn't ninety-minutes long -- it's one-hundred thirty, which means that fully one-quarter of Goldeneye is momentum-killing padding. show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    For devotees of the genre, the bad news is the best news: Bond is back and nothing has changed except the stuntman's canvas - it's bigger than ever, duly pumped up to Schwarzeneggarian standards. show more

  • 80

    This is the best bond movie since "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". show more

  • 58
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Still, just about everything in Goldeneye, from its rote nuclear-weapon-in-space plot to the recitation of lines that sound like they're being read off stone tablets (''Shaken, not stirred!''), has been served up with a thirdhand generic competence that's more wearying than it is exhilarating. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    Most crucially, Brosnan makes the grade as 007. He handles the action capably and gets the standard quips out in a commendably straightforward way that's wry but not dismissive. show more

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  • Quantum of Solace (2008)

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  • The Bourne Identity (2002)

  • Die Another Day (2002)

  • Skyfall (2012)

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