Slowly catching up...
Watched Goldfinger last night.
This is still a great flick, although watching it after FRWL does diminish it slightly.
Apart from some plot contrivances, I don't really have much negative to point out. The movie flows at a nice pace, the action is crisp, the music and production design is excellent, and there's style to spare.
It's not the best Bond movie, but it is the quintessential one. It codified the rules of the series for the next 40 years.