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1964 spy film and the third instalment in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond Website

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    Tue Jul 28 2009

    Goldfinger could best be described as the quintessential, definitive Bond film, the first of the series to set the necessities of the entire saga in motion. It is also the best of the Bond movies, arguably the most suave and sophisticated, far superior to the Roger Moore era and those who followed in Connery's footsteps. It is the Bond ultimatum, so to speak

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    Thu Dec 04 2008

    Goldfinger really was one of the best Bond movies.  The enemy character was great.  The title track song was pretty annoying though.

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    Sat Oct 11 2008

    Best bond film ever!

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    Fri Jul 18 2008

    One of the best of the Sean Connery era Bond films. Of course the series had caught on by now and had a bigger budget by this time. From Russia with Love was a bit more intense than Goldfinger though.

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    Tue Jul 08 2008

    Incredibly dynamic, especially for the 60s. The plot is simple, but involving, which proves that a bank heist can be more entertaining than the idea of world domination. It also has a realistic feel because Bond-Connery is still a spy, not Superman, and the villain is not a member of made-up SPECTRE. Goldfinger-Oddjob could be the best villain-henchman combo in a series. If only locations such as Kentucky and Texas were not so boring!

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    Tue Jun 10 2008

    The movie that really set to whole series up to be a success.

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    Fri Nov 09 2007

    Great movie, great song, the soldiers were really bad at playing dead at the end.

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    Tue May 22 2007

    One of the better Bond's only because of Sean Connery.

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    Sun Nov 19 2006

    The third best of them all. Tied for first place are From Russia With Love and the new Daniel Craig film Casino Royale

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    Sat Nov 11 2006

    Bond movies are not my favorite but Bassey's singing was powerful.

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    Sun Sep 03 2006

    quite good for an old film

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    Fri Mar 17 2006

    Love love love this movie!! This movie is when everything finally came together-pre-titles teaser, opening song with a soloist, the character of Q, etc. Awesome title song sung by Shirley Bassey, awesome Bond girl (Miss Galore). Great movie all around!

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    Thu Feb 09 2006

    Bond is tough and quick witted, flawed but admirable and heroic. The action is at least somewhat plausible compared to the over the top cgi stunts of the modern day films. Great villians, girls, and even a bit of a story.

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    Wed Feb 08 2006

    Can't be lower than third on anyone's Bond film list. . .Great villians, decent chase scenes (for the day), cool laser-that-almost-turned-James-into Jayne Bond, and points for unintentional laughter when Connery (with a straight face) says "Pussy GALore"

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    Wed Feb 08 2006

    The definitive Bond movie. In truth, as much as I liked this move - I disliked others just as much. Lets see - oh I don't know - how about Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Never Say Never Again, The Living Daylights etc. The franchise really suffered in the '70's, '80's and '90's - only Brosnan and GoldenEye turned it around.

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    Wed Feb 08 2006

    I don't know if it was the best, but it was up there. Actually, I haven't really enjoyed the Bond films of the last couple of decades - where explosions and constant fight scenes have replaced the unique psychological intrigue of the old films. You have to admire the courage of the producers pushing a villainess name like Pussy Galore onto the desks of the censors of 1964.

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    Sat Dec 31 2005

    Do remember that when the film was originally made, most people would have missed the innuendo, unlike todays generation. Still took some guts to get that past the MPAA censors. A wonderful film for the Bond fanatic to enjoy. Probably Connery's finest film as 007.

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    Thu Dec 08 2005

    Definitely one of the 3 best Bond movies and probably the most iconic viz the golden girl and Bond on the laser table. Goldfinger himself is also probably the best of the super villains

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    Thu Jun 16 2005

    no one played Bond like Sean Connery

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    Fri Apr 29 2005

    Excellent entertainment value. Still enjoy watching it, though I have seen it many times. Very stylish with a good cast. Gert Forbes isn't one of the better Bond villians, but he is still good. Odd-Job is still scary. Pussy Galore makes most A list actresses today look like cardboard cut-outs in comparism.

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    Wed Apr 13 2005

    Quintissential Bond. Has it all. Connery, John Barry Theme song, great villains, great gadgets, and beautiful Bond girls. Most essential was the excellent adaptation of Sir Ian Fleming's great novel.

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    Wed Feb 09 2005

    Bond (Connery) at his best, a solid set of villains, and excellent eye candy.

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    Fri Oct 01 2004

    The best of the series and the model for the ones that followed.

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    Mon Aug 16 2004

    One of the best! Classic Bond with great villians & wild gadgets.

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    Wed Aug 04 2004

    Very exciting movie with the best Bond song ever. Shirley Bassey really belted out the lyrics.

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    Sat Jun 26 2004

    The best of the Sean Connery Bond films.

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    Thu Mar 04 2004

    Goldfinger (the third film in the franchise released in 1964) marks the point where the Bond series reaches cruising altitude and speed. All of the now expected elements are here: suave, lady-killer Bond (Sean Connery); Q's gadgets; Batmobilish automobile; tongue-in-cheek puns; and a killer theme song. One also gets the feeling that Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) is every bit the equal of 007, though on the dark side. Goldfinger is the first in the series in which Bond has any real and extended interaction with his chief nemesis resulting in a richer film and better character development. The movie also introduces the exotic sidekick in the part of Oddjob (which was revisited in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)) and returns to using intriguing names for the primary Bond Girl in the form of Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore. The only real complaint with this film is the real time editing problem near the end of the film when Bond is blindly trying to defuse a bomb as a nuclear scientist ru... Read more

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    Wed Feb 11 2004

    best bond movie

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    Tue Feb 10 2004

    The most critically-acclaimed of all Bond films, and I agree. This is the beginning of what was to follow for the recipe of Bond films. Flashy gadgets, chase scenes, many beautiful women, and multiple international venues. This is a great script, excellent production, and fine acting by the supporting cast (Goldfinger & Oddjob were excellent). In addition, the theme song is certainly one of the most memorable.

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    Tue Dec 23 2003

    One of the best James Bond movies.Connery really showed himself as the best James Bond in this movie.It had a great ending

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    Thu Dec 11 2003

    The best and most critically-acclaimed of all Bond movies. A great script, excellent directing, and fine production. The supporting cast of characters blended well with the original and best Bond, Sean Connery.

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    Tue Jun 17 2003

    The best James Bond movie. Easily. Action-packed. Enough said.

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    Tue Apr 01 2003

    The best of the Bond movies. Shirley Bassey sang the theme song brilliantly.

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    Sun Sep 08 2002

    Shirley Eaton is fabulous.

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    Tue Jan 22 2002

    I think this is the best James Bond film made yet. For one, the best actor is in it. Connery was just getting used to this role to, so it makes him good and casual. Second, it has the best storyline of all the films. Kind of....

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    Wed Mar 14 2001

    the best bond movie ever

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    Fri Jan 26 2001

    A true classic movie of the bond series, all of them are great but my opinion is that this one is the best.

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    Tue Jul 04 2000

    one of the best Bonds ever