GoldenEye (1995)

Pierce Brosnan made his first appearance as James Bond in this action thriller, the 17th in the series (excluding the 1967 Casino Royale and the 1983 Never Say Never Again) featuring the suave British super-agent. As the story begins, Agent… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 19, 1999
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The first and best Pierce Brosnan Bond film, GoldenEye brings the series into a more modern context, and the result is a 007 entry that's high-tech, action-packed, and urbane.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

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.

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Doug Thomas
Seattle Times

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.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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David Baron

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.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

At the most basic, crowd-pleasing level, Goldeneye does the trick.

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Carol Buckland

James Bond's latest outing is big, and it's brash -- in short, it's double-oh-fun.

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Todd Anthony
New Times

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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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Lewis
With Goldeneye, the 17th Bond film, we finally get a successor that can pull of the dashing wit and coldness of Bond in the tradition of Sean Connery. Pierce… More
Dan Schultz
One of the better films in the Bond series concerning 007 (Pierce Brosnan) and his mission to stop a nuclear launch by the Soviet Union. Brosnan, as he was… More
Everett Johnson
"Goldeneye" is Pierce Brosnan's first turn as Bond, James Bond and it was also the first Bond movie I saw in the theater. I remember my dad… More
Al S
An explosively entertaining thrill-machine. Loads of eye-popping stunts and spectacular action. Pierce Brosnan is a cool, slick and genuinely charming as the… More
Chris Weber
I liked the Timothy Dalton Bond films, but the series needed a boost and a good update for the 90s, and it couldn't have gotten much better than this.… More
JY Skacto
Pierce Brosnan's debut as James Bond is left in the hands of Martin Campbell, and boy does he get it right.<p><i>Goldeneye</i> is 2 hours… More