Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Watch On
  1. 60
    Jeffrey Caine and Bruce Feirstein's script promises more fun than it delivers, slowly frittering away its store of jokes and thrills.
  2. 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.
  3. Mr. Brosnan, as the best-moussed Bond ever to play baccarat in Monte Carlo, makes the character's latest personality transplant viable (not to mention smashingly photogenic), but the series still suffers the blahs.
  4. Reviewed by: Jack Kroll
    50
    Technology has squeezed character to a few measly pixels on the digital screens. Explosions have replaced dramatic climaxes.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    50
    How well do Bond's established conventions survive after a third of a century's hard use, the post-cold war deglamourization of espionage and the arrival of yet another actor in the central role? The short answer is, on wobbly knees.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 126 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Aug 11, 2010
    9
    This is one of my favorite Bond films. It does everything right: The storyline is fast-paced, the action is well shot and smart, theThis is one of my favorite Bond films. It does everything right: The storyline is fast-paced, the action is well shot and smart, the villain(s) is interesting, and there were of course some hot babes. Brosnan is really good in this one as he acts arrogant but not overtly cold like Daniel Craig. There's a perfect blend of action/serious moments and some more comical moments. Full Review »
  2. RussellW.
    Apr 28, 2006
    9
    This was, and still is my favorite Bond movie as of yet. [***SPOILERS***] I still get chills seeing Bond take a tank through a solid wall, This was, and still is my favorite Bond movie as of yet. [***SPOILERS***] I still get chills seeing Bond take a tank through a solid wall, straight onto the streets, and chase the villain (with his girl) through the town. I can't say if my favoritism toward this movie is enhanced by my liking of the video game but nevertheless, I love this movie and love James Bond. Full Review »
  3. Jul 16, 2013
    10
    This is the BEST James Bond film ever made as it is full of style, amazing action pieces that really dazzle and entertain, Pierce Brosnan isThis is the BEST James Bond film ever made as it is full of style, amazing action pieces that really dazzle and entertain, Pierce Brosnan is an excellent Bond (wit, humor, action, style, brutality), Xenia Onatopp is the greatest creation of a villain and Bond girl (because her weapon is Bond' worst nightmare), the villain is truly threatening and played very well by Sean Bean, the title song is awesome and classic Bond, the script for this film is VERY well written and witty, etc. Everything about this film screams classic Bond and it is by far the greatest spy film ever made and has yet to be topped. Amazing film. Full Review »