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United Kingdom, United States · 1964
Rated PG · 1h 50m
Director Guy Hamilton
Starring Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Shirley Eaton
Genre Adventure, Action, Thriller

Special agent 007 comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time. After learning of Auric Goldfinger's plan to raid Fort Knox, Bond must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from cashing in on a devious scheme to obliterate the world's economy.

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The Telegraph by

It holds the attention of the audience from brazen start to fantastic finish – well, not quite to the silly end, perhaps, but then we can’t have everything.


The New York Times by Bosley Crowther

What they give us in Goldfinger is an excess of science-fiction fun, a mess of mechanical melodrama, and a minimum of bedroom farce...It is good fun, all right, fast and furious, racing hither and yon about the world as Double-Oh Seven pursues the intrigues of a mysterious financier named Goldfinger.


Empire by Ian Freer

Larger than life, faintly ridiculous, completely cool, Goldfinger is the quintessential James Bond movie.


ReelViews by James Berardinelli

Goldfinger is studded with moments that have since become deeply embedded in the Bond mythos. John Barry's opening song (sung by Shirley Bassey) is among the series' best. Snippets of dialogue have attained an almost-legendary status, such as the exchange when Goldfinger is about to emasculate 007 with a laser. "Do you expect me to talk?" asks Bond. The response is succinct: "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"


Chicago Reader by Jonathan Rosenbaum

This 1964 entry is the most enjoyable of the James Bond thrillers starring Sean Connery—perhaps because it's the most comic and cartoony in look as well as conception. Still, it's every bit as imperialist and misogynistic as the other screen adventures based on Ian Fleming's books.


Chicago Sun-Times by Roger Ebert

Of all the Bonds, Goldfinger is the best, and can stand as a surrogate for the others. If it is not a great film, it is a great entertainment, and contains all the elements of the Bond formula that would work again and again.


New York Daily News by Wanda Hale

It's phenomenal! A rare case in film history that a series projecting the same character, with the same star, improves as it goes along. The James Bond movies do. The first, "Dr. No," was good; the second, "From Russia With Love," was better; the best and the wildest is Goldfinger, a fun galore thriller that is one of the brightest lights of the holiday offerings on screens of De Mille and Coronet Theatres.

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