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: 82% 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.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

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.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Richard Kiel, you are missed.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

One of the better Bonds; lots of cartoonish violence.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

I don't know whether the Bond series has a future, but if Xenia Onatopp ever returns to try for world domination, he may finally get a battle worth fighting.

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Todd McCarthy

Among the better of the 17 Bonds and, perhaps more important for today's audience, a dynamic action entry in its own right, this first 007 adventure in six years breathes fresh creative and commercial life into the 33-year-old series.

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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

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.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

There's something a mite pathetic about our culture still clinging to 007, but it's hard to deny that this is one of the most entertaining entries in the Bond cycle.

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Time Out

Director Campbell keeps matters bowling along and even manages to recapture something of the look of the earlier films.

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Nick Rogers

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.

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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