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GoldenEye 1995

  • Martin Campbell
  • November 16, 1995
  • 130 mins
  • English
  • Action, Adventure, Thriller
When the world is the target and the threat is real, you can still depend on one man.
James Bond must unmask the mysterious head of the Janus Syndicate and prevent the leader from utilizing the GoldenEye weapons system to inflict devastating revenge on Britain.


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To me, this balances what makes a perfect Bond film, well, perfectly. It doesn't do anything terribly unbelievable, but at the same time it knows when to have a little fun with the classic 007 tropes. Pierce isn't my favorite Bond in the franchise or anything, but I do still think he does a good job. You get both playful remarks from him as well as serious anger and sadness when it makes sense.

The villain, the Bond girl, and all the henchmen are also fantastic in this one. I like Sean Bean in just about everything, and his henchwoman Xenia Onatopp (Onatopp? On a top.) is so entertaining in every scene she's got. Let's not forget about Judi Dench as the new M though. She has very little screen time, but she owns that character right out of the gate. Glad we'll see her from many more films.

Oh, not sure if you've heard, but they made this video game based on this too. Might want to check it out if you have time.

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Pierce Brosnan's best James Bond movie. The only thing I don't like in this really decent flick are the thousands of bullets that all miss Bond (a fact that annoys me even more in Brosnan's following movies).

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