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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, Auric Goldfinger. Add the first Shirley Bassey theme song and some exciting action sequences and the result is an explosive cocktail.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In scene after scene Director Guy Hamilton has contrived some hilariously horrible sight gags."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Presented here in a newly restored digital print, it should look especially swish on the big screen."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"All the tropes are genre highs, from the iconic title song to the archetypal cool car to the endlessly quotable sadistic one-liners."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"GOLDFINGER, for me, isn't the perfect Bond movie (though it does have all the elements to be perfect), but it's still a fun, corny time. Definition of a popcorn movie."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"Thrilling action comedy may be the best Bond."
‑ David Gurney, Common Sense Media
"There's not the least sign of staleness in this third sample of the Bond 007 formula."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"... what they give us in Goldfinger is an excess of-science-fiction fun, a mess of mechanical melodrama and a minimum of bedroom farce."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"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."
‑ Eric Shorter, Daily Telegraph
"Gone is any and all idea of James Bond's vulnerability. However, "Goldfinger" swaps in a gaudier, glitzier subtext directly related to how this blockbuster took aim almost squarely at an American audience."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"...remains a cut above its Bond brethren..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"For 007 fans or action adventure/spy movie fans in general, it really doesn't get much better than "Goldfinger," a tremendous blockbuster that entertains on every level."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"There's a very special, and weird, purity about the Bond formula as it is presented here: all the excess is in place but still reined in by some last measure of discipline."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
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