GoldenEye

1995

Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Thriller

214
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 82%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 83%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 216990

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Pierce Brosnan as James Bond
Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp
Sean Bean as Alec Trevelyan
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SimonJack 9 / 10

Brosnan and Russian plot give a lift to the James Bond series

With each of the major changes in actors for the James Bond roll, the producers have made one or two other notable changes as well. One that seems to be consistent is a stepping up of action. That seems to keep pace with the shift in the industry overall. Fewer dramatic films are being made, and fewer real life stories are made into movies, in favor of fast-paced, action-packed films to entertain the senses of sight and sound.

So it is with "GoldenEye," and the introduction of Pierce Brosnan as Double-0-Seven secret agent James Bond. But another change is here as well. It has a return to more subtle comedy, in the form of quips, witty metaphors, and clever innuendo. This had been lacking in some of the recent 007 movies. In Brosnan, we still have a Bond who is a ladies man, who can think and who is tough on his feet. And, "GoldenEye" has a most interesting plot. With the fall of the Soviet Union five years before, movies made about and after the Cold War have intrigue and more appeal as realistic, compared to the fictional comic book or fantasy stories. Thus, this film scores high for more realistic possibilities, however far out. Altogether, this makes for a very entertaining film. It's the best of the Bond films in a long time.

One other significant change with this film is the introduction of Judi Dench as M. Dench is a superb actress, whom I enjoy in a number of films. But having a hard as nails tough woman as head of MI6 doesn't work well. The push for political correctness was peaking around 1995. Dench seems to make the woman in the traditional male role harder than any man, and that opens a door to viewing women as monsters. Instead of the overly dour Dench, Helen Mirren would have brought a sense of stern no-nonsense with great intelligence and insight. Or, Vanessa Redgrave would have given the role a sense of intelligence and ability.

For action, this film has a long tank chase scene in which Bond wreaks havoc on the streets of St. Petersburg behind the wheel of a huge Russian tank. A big chunk of the budget for this film must have been for the large number of cars crunched and other vehicles and building walls destroyed.

Brosnan held the role of James Bond for four films over seven years. The next three would be "Tomorrow Never Dies" in 1997, "The World is Not Enough" in 1999, and "Die Another Day" in 2002.

Here are some favorite lines from this film. For more funny dialog, see the Quotes section under this IMDb Web page for the movie.

Boris Grishenko (played by Alan Cumming), has locked a computer program with a code. He says to Natalya Simonova (Izabella Scorupco), "Even you should be able to break it, borscht for brains."

Q says to Bond, "Need I remind you, Double-0-seven, that you have a license to kill, not break the traffic laws."

Natalya Simonova, "But I don't know anything." James Bond, "Then let's start with what you do know."

Natalya Simonova, "Do you destroy every vehicle you get into?" James Bond, "Standard operating procedure. Boys with toys."

M (Judy Dench), "The prime minister talked to Moscow. They're saying it was an accident during a routine training exercise." James Bond, "Governments change. The lies stay the same."

James Bond, "What are you doing here, Wade?" Wade (played by Joe Don Baker), "Uh, I am not here. The CIA has no knowledge, no involvement. Absolutely nothing to do with your insertion into Cuba. If you catch my drift?"

Wade "Did you check her out?" James Bond, "Head to toe."

Reviewed by philipposx-12290 10 / 10

Best Bond since Goldfinger

The James Bond Franchise had a tough time around 1995. After the last (and bad) Roger Moore Movies in Octopussy (1983) and A View to A Kill (1985) and Toothy Dalton's box office fails (although Licence to Kill and The Living Daylights are strong movies) the series was on Ice for more than 5 years. But that shouldn't be the case as Pierce Brosnan debuted as Bond in a spectacular movie that blew everything away. Goldeneye is the third best James Bond Movie (after Goldfinger and Casino Royale), the pacing is spot on, the action scenes are amazing, the cast is excellent, all character get to shine and the story is unpredictable and fresh. Especially Famke Jannsen's Xenia Onatopp is one of the best hench(wo)men and Sean Bean could've had played James Bond himself, so he made a perfect 00-villain. From the exciting opening scene, to the aesthetic titles over to the dramatic climax, Goldeneye is an absolute blast! 10/10

Reviewed by cinemajesty 8 / 10

Bond Seventeen

Movie Review: "007: GoldenEye" (1995)

After years of rearranging the Eon productions' company structure, Producer Barbara Broccoli takes over the producing chair from her father Albert R. Broccoli (1909-1996). Together with U.S. American producer Michael G. Wilson, onboard since "Moonraker" (1979), they deliver a new kind of Bond movie with all the values established in Sean Connery's era, which on its theatrical release in November 1995, let the audience witness a heart-pounding pre-title sequence, where actor Pierce Brosnan, portraying MI6-agent "007" with sharing beats of elegance, knowledge, charms and slight ingredients humorous understatement to a certain death scenario at a Russian military station with a fulminate resurrection after high-class action beats with a machine gun shoot-out, moments of catching breaths in a suspense stranglehold to a motorcycling descending airplane chase.

Director Martin Campbell and cinematographer Phil Meheux use the orginally conceived script by newly-acquired Eon staff-writer Bruce Feirstein, supported by co-writer Jeffrey Caine, to present an action-thriller of a new era. Special effect miniature works are accompanied with risky live-action stunts, where the character of James Bond needs to stop a devastating launch of a nuclear space weapon the "GoldenEye", eliminating all electronic circuits, which its encounters. With help of Russian scientist Natalya Simonova, performed by 24-year-old actress Izabella Scorupco, and further hard-lining instructions by "M", portrayed by actress Dame Judi Dench in iron-lady fashions, Bond chases from a classical casino-scene in Monaco, meeting already his deadliest opponent in shapes of actress Famke Janssen, over to St. Petersburg in an highlighted city-wrecking tank-navigating pursuit sequence to a showdown at an hidden Satellite station in the Caribbean, when a surprising plot twist turns "GoldenEye" into a personal internal affair with new-sophistications-striking hand-to-hand combat in vertigo-bringing heights between "007" and "006".

The soundtrack by Eric Serra gives a final superior atmosphere of one of the TOP 5 Bond movies, which even nowadays in direct comparison does not need to shy away from the contemporary Daniel Craig portrayal of "007", when story-pacing, action-beats, the selection of supporting characters and a knock-out main title sequence by designer Daniel Kleinman, further polished by Tina Turner's never-growing old classic main theme written by Paul David Hewson aka "Bono" of U2, deliver superbly.

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