Parents' Guide to

Goldfinger

By David Gurney, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Third Bond film is iconic; drinking, smoking, sexism.

Movie PG 1964 110 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 10+

Superb film

A film for the whole family. Clearly action packed, funny and fast moving. Our daughter loved it!
age 12+

GOLDFINGER

Great movie but csm missed a lot of language such as damned, hell, and insults like fool. Teens would love this movie though! Bond's best actors are..................... 1. Daniel Craig 2. Sean Connery -3. Timothy Dalton -3. Pierce Brosnan 4. Roger Moore 5. George Lazenby 6. David Niven 6. David Niven

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (54 ):

The third film in the James Bond series finds Connery playing up the more shameless, sassier side of Bond for the first time, following the more serious stakes of Dr. No. Goldfinger spends far more time on Bond's gadgetry (particularly his heavily modified Aston Martin) and womanizing than it does on his foiling of Goldfinger's devious scheme. More than anything else, Bond's luck and charm seem to allow him to drift in and out of danger while rather inadvertently saving the day.

For these reasons, this film truly serves as the template for all subsequent Bond movies. There's an emphasis on humor even in the direst of circumstances. Connery plays Bond with seemingly little effort, and his charm is hard to resist, even when he's dismissively tapping a female friend's buttocks to push her out of the frame, telling her that it's time for "man's work." (Oh, James ... ).

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