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.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
Suffers the blahs.
Janet Maslin - New York Times
It's BS -- Babes and Stunts -- and that's where GoldenEye excels.
Susan Wloszczyna - USA Today
Directed with top-dollar proficiency (and some real wit).
Hal Hinson - Washington Post
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.
Anthony Lane - New Yorker
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.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
Susan Stark - Detroit News
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.
Todd McCarthy - Variety
They have given James a new car here, but it's the same old vanity plate, the one that should read: Je Me Souviens.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
Perhaps the best entry in the series since The Spy Who Loved Me.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Richard Kiel, you are missed.
Richard Schickel - TIME Magazine
A reasonable facsimile more than any kind of original, and it's hard not to feel a certain weariness while watching it unfold.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
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.
Austin Kennedy - Film Geek Central
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.
Nick Rogers - Suite101.com
A smash hit that brought Bond back to life in a great big enjoyable way.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
One of the more entertaining entries in the series, even if one thinks it's hogwash.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Lean, dark and graceful, Brosnan wraps his perfectly calculated accent around all the standard phrases without making us hear quotation marks.
Maitland McDonagh - TV Guide's Movie Guide
This is the best bond movie since On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Kim Newman - Empire Magazine
Brosnan is a stylish 007, the action is fast and the overall result hugely entertaining.
Dean Essner - Film4
Fast and light.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
Pierce is fantastic
Stefan Birgir Stefansson - sbs.is
...a solid, sporadically electrifying entry in this ongoing series.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
Director Campbell keeps matters bowling along and even manages to recapture something of the look of the earlier films.
Dean Essner - Time Out
The entry that salvages the franchise.
Bill Clark - FromTheBalcony
Execs at MGM/UA can rest easy: the Bond franchise has been successfully salvaged.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Josh Gilchrist - Billings Outpost (Montana)
Instead of continuing as a comedy of thrills, Goldeneye rapidly disintegrates into an endless series of gratuitous explosions and suspense-free motor vehicle chases, each one louder and less interesting than its predecessor.
Leonard Schwarz - Palo Alto Weekly
Pierce Brosnan turns in a fine performance, establishing himself as a fine heir to the Bond throne. The plotting isn't as solid as in the best Bond films, but this is still a good time.
Forrest Hartman - Reno Gazette-Journal
Mark Palermo - Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
If we apply high standards we expect from classic Bond films, Goldeneye is a failure.
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Supercharged with spectacular, thundering, brain-numbing fun.
Peter Stack - San Francisco Chronicle
James Bond is back and, if he isn't better than ever, he's certainly better than he has been recently.
Ray Greene - Boxoffice Magazine
[Brosnan] hits the ball out of the park.
Leslie Rigoulot - Film Scouts
A bold attempt to reinvent the character itself, one that tied in with the post-cold war era.
Nick Hilditch - BBC
traditional enough to leave 007's character alone, but intelligent enough to deal with the fact that he is in new surroundings
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
...an eye and ear-pleasing, action-packed entry in the Bond series
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
Brosnan uses them well, slipping comfortably into the role of Bond. It's just unfortunate that his debut film couldn't have been more interesting.
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
As stylish and sophisticated as ever.
Elspeth Haughton - Apollo Guide
The exotic settings, fight scenes, and car chases are also good, and the supporting cast is admirable.
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
Director Martin Campbell's overtly theatrical action scenes are quick, coherent, and easy on the eyes.
Bryant Frazer - Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Goldeneye does not disappoint.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
The special effects in GoldenEye make every other Bond film seem almost primitive.
Edvins Beitiks - San Francisco Examiner
It is Bond's encounters with various villains and his romantic interest -- and all those wild stunts -- that fans pay to see. And they won't be disappointed.
Chris Hicks - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
It is every inch a James Bond story.
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
There is just too much that is too silly about Goldeneye and too many mistakes in the making. It is not as actively stupid as some Bond films have been, but it is well below average in intelligence for the already not too cerebral series.
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews