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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

One of the better Bonds; lots of cartoonish violence.

Movie PG-13 1995 130 minutes
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After the longest dry spell in the James Bond movie franchise (six years), director Martin Campbell and star Pierce Brosnan provided a highly successful reboot with GoldenEye (1995). Where the series had grown lethargic through the 1980s, Campbell injected into it a fresh dose of sprightly fun. (It doesn't try to be "darker" like the Daniel Craig entries.) Brosnan turned out to be the Bond many fans were waiting for: He was suave and tough but also funny and with an electric screen presence.

Likewise, many of the supporting characters in this particular entry are unusually vivid and memorable. Notably, the movie introduced a new, female M (Judi Dench) and was the first of the series not to be based on the works of Ian Fleming. The original screenplay is satisfyingly complex but allows for plenty of exciting chases, fights, and escapes. Indeed, though it does contain a few silly moments, the entire movie crystallizes nicely. Even Tina Turner's title song is terrific.

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