Goldfinger is generally held as one of the greatest of the Bond movies and from my re-watch I’m inclined to agree. The action scenes are mostly superb, Connery is generally good although (his suave and smarmy is starting to dominate) and Odd Job is a classic henchman. Some of the key moments, including the laser scene, are still tense even when you know the outcome and the production design is superb.
This isn’t perfect – the middle is a bit slow and the HD really shows up some of the dodgy effects (the strings on the planes in particular). Also, Honor Blackman doesn’t convince here.
I still prefer From Russia With Love.