7.22 h 10 min1995X-RayPG-13
Bond is thrown right into the action before the title song with an eye-opening cliff dive onto a plane. Sporting his signature debonair attitude and pricey gadgets, Bond investigates the destruction of a Russian satellite base.
Martin Campbell
Pierce BrosnanSean BeanIzabella Scorupco
English [CC]
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Famke JanssenJoe Don BakerJudi DenchRobbie ColtraneTcheky KaryoGottfried JohnAlan CummingDesmond LlewelynSamantha BondMichael KitchenSerena Gordon
Michael G. WilsonBarbara Broccoli
MGM Domestic Television
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SeatedReviewed in the United States on April 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
My favorite Bond movie.
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This is my favorite bond movie (yes every one has their favorites, and their favorite Bond), and my favorite Pierce Brosnan as 007 movie. Well done. Loved the selection of actors, the story. Had all of the elements of a good Bond flick. I didn't care for subsequent Brosnan-as-007 movies - too weird, and all tried to make a point. I just enjoyed this one, and Brosnan did a great job.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Nice reboot of Bond series but still lacked some pizzazz
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Golden Eye was Pierce Brosnan’s first Bond film. It was a kind of reboot of the franchise because it was released six years after the last one. It involved Bond going after a crime syndicate called Janus which gained control of a satellite capable of sending out an electromagnetic pulse which shuts down all electronics anywhere in the world.

To get things started the film gives a nod to the old before starting the new. Bond is driving an Aston Martin which was first seen in Goldfinger in 1964, 31 years earlier. The new came with Judi Dench playing Bond’s boss M for the first time. Bond is tasked with hunting down Janus whose face is Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) who took the term femme fatale to a new level as she kills men while having sex with them. She’s also a psychopath.

The action is good but not great. The best scene is Bond in a high-speed chase in Russia as he drives a T-55 tank crashing through cars and buildings. While it was a nice rebirth of the Bond franchise it was still lacking the pizzazz of the original Sean Connery series or the early Roger Moore flicks.
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YeahSoMaybe?Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Absurd but enough action and amusement to rate 4 stars.
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Absurd but enough action and amusement to rate 4 stars.

There are so many times when people stop for speeches when, in real life, they would finish someone off - please.

I liked the tank chase scene and that bizarre Russian train locomotive.

Dial-up modems, remember those days? Oh well this came out in the mid-90s.

I will say I was amused. And they didn't cheap out on the sets, action, staging or visuals. The GoldenEye was a good McGuffin.

4 stars rating for this as a Bond franchise action movie. It's not Shakespeare. Popup the popcorn and burn thru 2.5 hours watching this.

Audio/Visual quality streamed at 1080p from Amazon Prime was quite good. $14.95 for a 25 year old movie seems a bit high though.

P.S. Am I the only one who wondered why none of the fancy weapons on Bond's blue BMW (i.e. Stinger missle?) ever got used?
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Rob HollyReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
"GOLDENEYE" is ranked 15th in my list of 18 favorite James Bond movies. This is a GREAT franchaise!
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The title says it all! I've been a fan of the James Bond movies since the late '80s, mostly the Roger Moore & Sean Connery films, although this was a GREAT introduction to Pierce Brosnan as 007. I also enjoyed the supporting cast, especially Izabella Scorupco as Natalya Simonov & Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp. I also was glad that a woman(Judi Dench) was cast as M. What I really enjoyed were the wild action scenes, especially when James Bond was chasing the villains in a tank! I, actually, found a lot of the scenes to be kind of funny. I, also enjoyed the scene on the train. In fact, now I have all the James Bond movies that contain fights that take place on trains("From Russia, With Love", "Live & Let Die", "The Spy Who Loved Me" & "Octopussy" are the others). I'm especially glad that the film was dedicated to the memory of Derek Meddings. I also enjoyed the special features, especially the "GOLDENEYE" video journal featurette as well as the "World Of 007" featurette. To sum it up, this is a fantastic movie and I recommend it to anyone who's a fan of James Bond, like myself, Pierce Brosnan, or both, because, believe, me, you'll LOVE it!!!
6 people found this helpful
wild oakReviewed in the United States on October 22, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
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Brosnan's Bond is much more intense than his predecessors (though Craig tops them all in terms of intensity). I do like Brosnan and he's definitely better than Roger Moore's caricature, but somehow it always like he takes himself (as Bond) a little too seriously. Even the occasional glib one-liner remarks don't help much. I remember when it first came out, I liked Goldeneye alright, but it doesn't age too well on rewatching. It's only 2021 now, but the technology in 1995 looks so quaint. All in all, it's still a decent Bond movie, but somehow it's rather forgettable, by the 007 standard.
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Mr. NickelsReviewed in the United States on November 4, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brosnan's first portrayal as Bond. Very Well Done!
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I thought Pierce Brosnan played an excellent James Bond. Great writing and wonderful play on words and intrigue in figuring things out with the plot. The action scenes were believable and it made Brosnan made the transition from Moore to Brosnan as Bond very seamless while injecting a hint of the comedic side of Bond. Yes, Bond can be cruel, but Brosnan showed he can be somewhat "flippant" when needed to be.
16 people found this helpful
Claire F.Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the BEST 007 Films Ever!
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Saw this for the first time 2 days ago and have watched it at least 10 times since then. As a Pierce Brosnan fan from his Remington Steele days, I became a fan of his James Bond. Rather than go into details of the storyline (which anyone can read in many of the other reviews), I'll say this movie had my attention from the very start. It intrigued me, made me laugh hysterically (the tank!) & made me swoon (well, this James Bond is sooo swoon-worthy). The actors were all superb. Famke Janssen's femme fatale is comparable to none other. The hand-to-hand combat sequence between Pierce Brosnan and Sean Bean brought to mind similar scenes in John Wick. It was great to see Bond's main love interest as his partner as well, an intelligent woman contributing to resolve the their dilemma. The only critique I'll offer is that the sound quality during explosions and guns firing was not good during most of the film. However, that did not take anything away from the entertainment factor. If you haven't seen this film, please do. It's a fun ride!
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SixnStonesReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
The Good,The Bad and the ugly
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Good-The story,direction,money put into it,the stunts,Sean Bean,Both leading Ladies,the original Q
Bad-Pierce Brosnan as James Bond who has the body of a 14 year old girl and has no charm,no wit,isn't funny and imho the worst Bond
The Ugly-Judi Densh as M,Joe Don Baker as Mr Not necessary and was a bad guy last movie,The opening song sung wonderfully by Tina Turner but butchered by Bono and Edge...finally,Sean Beans face burn make up which looks like you can just peel it off
Put Timothy Dalton in THIS movie instead of the trash movies he was in and He would've been a good Bond
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