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Mission: Goldfinger
Released: September 20, 1964
Bond: Sean Connery
Director: Guy Hamilton
Budget: $3.5 Million
Worldwide Boxoffice: $124.9 Million
Running Time: 111 Minutes
UnivEx Rating: 006

Villain: Auric Goldfinger
Organization: Red China
Scheme: The detonation of a nuclear device inside Fort Knox
Henchmen: Oddjob
Girls: Jill Masterson, Pussy Galore
Allies: Felix Leiter
Bond's Kill Count: 2
Bond's Conquest Count: 4
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Matt Mattingly
GOLDFINGER,in my mind, is the best of the many Bond films. It was the peak of the time, letting all of the world's fans to know just who James Bond was.

GOLDFINGER had some excellent elements: The movie had a brilliant pretitle sequence, nothing big or fancy, but a true fight scene. The golfing game, although little detailed, was also terrific. Not a movie fan in the world hasn't heard of the laser beam emasculation scene with Bond on the table, and rightfully so. And of all the Bond films, this one had the best villain and the most realistic plot.

Yes, I believe that Auric Goldfinger was THE BEST villain in Bond history. He was sophisticated, very calculated, and extremely memorable. He wasn't one of the raving lunatics of some other movies I have seen. Even when Bond thought he knew Goldfinger's plans, he was't worried. In fact, he actually welcomed the challenge that Bond was offering him, he felt his plan was invincible!

The plot was very realistic, I mean if someone with that much power were able to detonate a nuke in Fort Knox, the world's economy would indeed crash. I took the time to figure that if it were to happen today, more than 300 Billion dollars would be lost by the U.S alone. Operation Grand Slam was ingenius.

To me, the movie never seemed boring, and it was chockfull of humorous one liners. The movie was the best of all, all thought "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was a close second, although it did have Bond's only true love.

Scott Powell

In 1964, United Artists put out one of the most classic action/adventure films of the decade. Coming after the blockbuster sequel "From Russia with Love", "Goldfinger", in my opinion is what proved to the world that the James Bond Movies was here to stay. Many were iffy about the future of Bond, but "Goldfinger" summed it all up and put many wondering minds at rest.

In this fast paced adventure, Bond, is after Auric Goldfinger, a tycoon with an obsession for gold. His diabolical scheme is to destroy the gold bullion supply of Fort Knox, AKA opperation "Grandslam", rendering the gold surplus there, worthless so his supply would be in greater demand throughout the world's economies. Sidekicking him, is Oddjob, the deadly Korean hat thrower. He doesn't speak, and he doesn't have to! Lot's of action and Suspense.

"Do you expect me to talk?"......."Nooo Mr.Bond,....I expect you to Die!"

Bond Role, and Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore also did a great Job. Gert Frobe portrayed the role of the notorious Goldfinger and really produced. He gave a wonderful performance and was one of the best villians in Bond history. Except for a few character flaws, the acting was great all through.

Many Bond fans consider this the best Bond movie ever made. As good as it is, to them I say "You can't be serious!" Yes, this was the movie in which Connery proved that he was one of the best. I'll agree with that. But ONE OF the best just doesn't cut it! Connery was Great, but Moore was the Best Bond. I admire Sean Connery as an Actor much more than Roger Moore; however, when it comes to being 007, no one comes close to Moore. As excellent an era as the Connery one was, Roger Moore performed much better. And he is much closer to the Ian Fleming Bond, despite his wit and charismatic attitude. Connery was too serious. But in Goldfinger, he gave an excellent performance and depicted the role of Fleming's Bond better than he did in any other one of his appeareances.

In my opinion, this was one of the best, sure. But not THE best. It is exciting, suspenseful, passionate, and True Bond and it's best, but something just wasn't there for me to praise it as much as most Bond fans do. It didn't have the lasting effect like "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". Just the same, Goldfinger is a must-see, for any Bond Enthusiast! Don't miss it!

4 out of 5 stars

Ray Gaskin

This movie is one of my favorites and will keep you stuck to your seat for several hours strait! It has great action and a fabulous ending, all though I don't want to give away the ending to you in case you haven't seen it yet. But if you haven't seen this fantastic movie, with my opinion, I say you should!

Arturo Cuervo
An excellent movie. The pre-credit sequence is the best of the series: Only James Bond could get off the water in a diving suit, jump into a fortress, beat a guard and then take off the diving suit to reveal a tuxedo, then put a bomb into a room and then go into a bar as if nothing had happened. Gert Frobe is excellent as Goldfinger. The chasing scene with the DB5 is excellent. Many would think the plot is unrealistic. But if you have a lot of money, the chinese government's aid, and a chemical weapon able to get an entire town to sleep, as Goldfinger had, i think it is possible to steal the entire gold reserves in Fort Knox . I give it a score of 007/007.
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