GoldenEye is a British action-adventure espionage drama released in November 1995. Starring in this are Pierce Brosnan (as James Bond) and Judi Dench (she plays M). GoldenEye was the seventeenth spy feature in the James Bond series; this was also the first one following a six year hiatus which was the result of legal disputes. GoldenEye made over $350 million worldwide. Critics mentioned Brosnan was a definite improvement over Timothy Dalton in regards to acting as James Bond.