'Goldeneye' Critic Reviews

91%
MovieWeb:   4 reviews
82%
Rotten Tomatoes:   50 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    50
    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.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Janet Maslin New York Times (Top Critic)
    Suffers the blahs.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Susan Wloszczyna USA Today (Top Critic)
    88
    It's BS -- Babes and Stunts -- and that's where GoldenEye excels.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Hal Hinson Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Directed with top-dollar proficiency (and some real wit).
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Anthony Lane New Yorker (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 1 year ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    Watching the film, I got caught up in the special effects and the neat stunts, and I observed with a certain satisfaction Bond's belated entry into a more modern world.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Susan Stark Detroit News (Top Critic)
    75
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Todd McCarthy Variety (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    50
    They have given James a new car here, but it's the same old vanity plate, the one that should read: Je Me Souviens.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    75
    Perhaps the best entry in the series since The Spy Who Loved Me.
    Full Review » 14 years ago
  • Richard Schickel TIME Magazine (Top Critic)
    Richard Kiel, you are missed.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    50
    A reasonable facsimile more than any kind of original, and it's hard not to feel a certain weariness while watching it unfold.
    Full Review » 13 years ago
  • Austin Kennedy Film Geek Central
    75
    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.
    Full Review » 1 year ago
  • Nick Rogers Suite101.com
    90
    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.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy
    80
    A smash hit that brought Bond back to life in a great big enjoyable way.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Dennis Schwartz Ozus' World Movie Reviews
    67
    One of the more entertaining entries in the series, even if one thinks it's hogwash.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Pablo Villaca Cinema em Cena
    60
    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 atuacao sensual, mas absurda, de Janssen.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Film4
    Brosnan is a stylish 007, the action is fast and the overall result hugely entertaining.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Kim Newman Empire Magazine
    80
    This is the best bond movie since On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Maitland McDonagh TV Guide's Movie Guide
    75
    Lean, dark and graceful, Brosnan wraps his perfectly calculated accent around all the standard phrases without making us hear quotation marks.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Rob Gonsalves eFilmCritic.com
    80
    Fast and light.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Stefan Birgir Stefansson sbs.is
    100
    Pierce is fantastic
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • David Nusair Reel Film Reviews
    75
    ...a solid, sporadically electrifying entry in this ongoing series.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid
    75
    It's only slightly better than the movies of the last fifteen years or so, but that alone makes it worth seeing. License to Kill was so absolutely horrid, that I'm relieved to see an upswing.
    Full Review » 8 years ago