GoldenEye

GoldenEye

Martin Campbell (1995)

124min
12 Certificate
Sun 3 Sep 5:50pm - 8:10pm RTÉ2
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Review

Our Score
When "M" says to James Bond, "I think you're a sexist, misogynist dinosaur, a relic of the Cold War", who can disagree? To ram home the point, "M" is played by a woman (Judi Dench) and a key scene is set in a Russian park that is now a dumping ground for statues of redundant communist heroes. However, Pierce Brosnan, on his first mission as 007, quickly established himself as the best Bond since Sean Connery and makes a fetish out of the old-fashioned values of loyalty and patriotism. The villain is not immediately evident - the mysterious Janus - but director Martin Campbell does provide a stunning chase between car and tank through the streets of St Petersburg. There are also splendid Bond girls, including Izabella Scorupco and feisty Famke Janssen, who kills by crushing her victims between her thighs.

Summary

James Bond heads for Russia to investigate the connection between the theft of an experimental helicopter and an orbital satellite weapon with the power to devastate entire cities. He discovers both have fallen into the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind with a grudge against Britain and a connection with 007's past. Spy adventure, with Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco and Famke Janssen.

Cast & Crew

James Bond Pierce Brosnan
Alec Trevelyan Sean Bean
Xenia Onatopp Famke Janssen
Natalya Simonova Izabella Scorupco
Bill Tanner Michael Kitchen
M. Judi Dench
Valentin Zukovsky Robbie Coltrane
Jack Wade Joe Don Baker
Boris Grishenko Alan Cumming
Q. Desmond Llewelyn
Miss Moneypenny Samantha Bond
Director Martin Campbell
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama