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 and pits his wits against a memorable villain, Auric Goldfinger. Add the first… 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

A bit much? Yes, but it's meant to be. Like Doctor No and From Russia with Love, the two previous Bond bombshells, this picture is a thriller exuberantly travestied.

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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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MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin

Goldfinger really is a dazzling object lesson in the principle that nothing succeeds like excess.

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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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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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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Heim
The first of four Bond films directed by Guy Hamilton, and by far the most iconic entry among critics and fans. Pretty much all the Bond movie cliches started… 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
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
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
Kevin M. Williams
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