Goldfinger (1964)

To many, the quintessential Bond film and a brilliant third entry in the series. Here Bond gets his Aston Martin, spars with two statuesque British beauties (Honor Blackman and Shirley Eaton) and pits his wits against a memorable villain,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 18, 1997
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Goldfinger is where James Bond as we know him comes into focus - it features one of 007's most famous lines ("A martini. Shaken, not stirred") and a wide range of gadgets that would become the series' trademark.

TIME Magazine

In scene after scene Director Guy Hamilton has contrived some hilariously horrible sight gags.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Presented here in a newly restored digital print, it should look especially swish on the big screen.

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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] "Goldfinger" set in stone the formula for what would become cinema's longest running and most reliably entertaining franchise. Regardless of how many installments have come since, "Goldfinger" retains its reputation as the best of the bunch.

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Variety Staff

There's not the least sign of staleness in this third sample of the Bond 007 formula.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

... what they give us in Goldfinger is an excess of-science-fiction fun, a mess of mechanical melodrama and a minimum of bedroom farce.

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Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

All the tropes are genre highs, from the iconic title song to the archetypal cool car to the endlessly quotable sadistic one-liners.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Eric Shorter
Daily Telegraph

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.

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Apeneck Fletcher
If defining a generation's your thing, here's the master class, an filmic anatomy course in giving the people what they want (circa 1960, yah?) in… More
Kase Vollebregt
'Goldfinger' is a slight change in formula for the Bond series, and although it takes away some of its credibility, it adds a lot more fun. Finally,… More
Al S
A pure shot of exhilarating fun. A great entertainment that is loaded with exciting action and great humor. A sharp, funny, action-packed and thrilling movie. A… More
Josh Lewis
Goldfinger is where the series turns from straight-forward spy thrillers to the camp filled over the top blockbuster films they are now more known for. This is… More
Edward Boxler
As a James Bond fan, I hate myself for saying this, but Goldfinger has not aged well. No doubt that the film will go down in history as the film that defined… More
KJ Proulx
As great as the story is in this film, and how memorable it's villains are, it just does not make up for it's overdone, and sometimes laughable action… More