80

Empire

This is the best bond movie since "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".
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80

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
Most crucially, Brosnan makes the grade as 007. He handles the action capably and gets the standard quips out in a commendably straightforward way that's wry but not dismissive.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The writers get the mix just about right, and first-time Bond director Martin Campbell moves things along fairly briskly.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
When the action is extreme, GoldenEye is supercharged with spectacular, thundering, brain-numbing fun.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is the first Bond film that is self-aware, that has lost its innocence and the simplicity of its world view, and has some understanding of the absurdity and sadness of its hero.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Also, there's more action in Goldeneye than in previous 007 entries -- enough to keep a ninety-minute film moving at a frantic pace. Unfortunately, this movie isn't ninety-minutes long -- it's one-hundred thirty, which means that fully one-quarter of Goldeneye is momentum-killing padding.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

It is both the best-looking James Bond film and the best-looking James Bond.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
The musical score is a dud, and the film is one firebomb too long. But GoldenEye's vision is 20/20 when it comes to reviving a legend. [17Nov1995 Pg.01.D]
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Still, just about everything in Goldeneye, from its rote nuclear-weapon-in-space plot to the recitation of lines that sound like they're being read off stone tablets (''Shaken, not stirred!''), has been served up with a thirdhand generic competence that's more wearying than it is exhilarating.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
For devotees of the genre, the bad news is the best news: Bond is back and nothing has changed except the stuntman's canvas - it's bigger than ever, duly pumped up to Schwarzeneggarian standards.
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65 out of 100
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