Goldeneye (1995)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

United Kingdom/USA, 1995.  Eon Productions, United Artists.  Story by , Screenplay by , , based on characters created by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .

James Bond returns for the first time in six years and with a whole new image. This time our slightly mad hero has to stop an even madder Russian terrorist from using a satellite device that will shut down half the world’s electricity and allow him to wreak all kinds of havoc on vulnerable nations. Teamed up with a beautiful Russian systems programmer (, one of the best Bond girls ever), Bond goes from England to a post-Perestroika Russia to beautiful Puerto Rico in an effort to put an end to this dastardly villainous plan. The identity of the real bad guy is meant to be a bit of a surprise, but if you’re paying enough attention you’ll know who it is from early on. For the female element, makes a hilariously evil Bond girl if ever there was one. It’s not as slick to look at as the wonderful Tomorrow Never Dies would be two years later, but it features a better screenplay. Look for a cameo by Minnie Driver as a terrible nightclub singer.


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