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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that GoldenEye is the 17th James Bond adventure and the first to feature Pierce Brosnan; it's one of the most successful and critically acclaimed of the series. It features lots of killing, which is largely bloodless. Sex is more of an issue, with naked silhouettes during the title sequence, kissing, foreplay, and strong innuendo. Language, though infrequent, includes words such as "ass" and "bitch." Of course, drinking is also an issue. Bond has his martinis, and other characters drink, but one bad guy in particular appears to have a drinking problem, habitually swigging from a flask during tense situations. The movie advertises Perrier and a fancy watch but nothing that teens should be interested in buying.
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Families can talk about GoldenEye's violence. Does the movie seem less violent if many characters die but very little blood is shown?
- What does Bond's license to kill mean? Would it be easy to have such a thing?
- Does this movie have strong female characters, or are they stereotypes? How do they compare to women in other Bond movies?
- In theaters: November 17, 1995
- On DVD or streaming: October 22, 2002
- Cast: Famke Janssen, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean
- Director: Martin Campbell
- Studios: MGM/UA, United Artists
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Run time: 130 minutes
- MPAA rating: PG-13
- MPAA explanation: a number of sequences of action/violence, and for some sexuality
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