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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 007 and his partner, Agent 006 (Sean Bean), pull a daring raid on a chemical weapons plant in the Soviet Union; however, they are captured by Russian troops, and while Bond is able to escape, 006 is not so lucky. Several years later, the Soviet Union and the Cold War are a thing of the past, but Bond is still at work ferreting out evildoers everywhere.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

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"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."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Richard Kiel, you are missed."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"One of the better Bonds; lots of cartoonish violence."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"A smash hit that brought Bond back to life in a great big enjoyable way."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Brosnan is a stylish 007, the action is fast and the overall result hugely entertaining."
‑ , Film4
"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."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"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."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"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."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"One of the more entertaining entries in the series, even if one thinks it's hogwash."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This is the best bond movie since On Her Majesty's Secret Service."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Director Campbell keeps matters bowling along and even manages to recapture something of the look of the earlier films."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Se acerta ao trazer um Bond mais amadurecido, amargurado e auto-consciente, peca terrivelmente por elementos que beiram o trash, como alguns efeitos visuais pavorosos e uma atuação sensual, mas absurda, de Janssen."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Lean, dark and graceful, Brosnan wraps his perfectly calculated accent around all the standard phrases without making us hear quotation marks."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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