Licence to Kill Reviews

Aug 28, 2022
This is far from a terrible movie as it is easy to sit through and has plenty of enjoyable moments but it also isn't well balanced enough to be a classic.
Aug 5, 2022
Licence to Kill is just the shot in the arm the James Bond series has been needing.
Jul 12, 2022
Passably entertaining, but not really moving. [Full review in Spanish]
Sep 25, 2021
The most brutal Bond film from the pre-Daniel Craig era.
Sep 4, 2021
Licence to Kill is a different beast entirely. Violent, barbaric, and untamed - this was everything that James Bond decidedly was not. It was here that Dalton's ideal of Fleming's agent crystallized.
Sep 6, 2020
The level of violence is unlike any other of the series, making the chief antagonist more formidable, memorable, and ultimately less fun.
Jul 16, 2020
Daniel Craig shows the grit, the determination and vulnerability that Bond has...Dalton did that years before!
Apr 13, 2020
I think it's very underrated.
Jan 14, 2020
It may not be up your alley if you're just into Bond films, but it you're in the mood for an old fashioned action film, you can do far, far worse than sticking this film on.
Oct 29, 2019
Lacks a bit of that Bond magic. Perhaps not the cruder, formulaic elements of other Bond films, but the lightness of touch and inherent charm in the character of Bond himself.
Oct 17, 2018
The movie is really well-structured, simple in plot but rather meaty in delivery.
Nov 2, 2015
Some of 007's earlier adventures fail to hold up, but in a post-'Taken' world, 'Licence to Kill' certainly aged well and is a under-appreciated gem in the Bond catalog.
May 20, 2014
Licence to Kill gets better as it unfolds for more than two hours. It just takes an insufferably long while to find the right pace.
May 20, 2014
Licence to Kill ranks as one of the best of the 16 Bond films, thanks to Dalton's athletic, tough and deadly new 007.
May 20, 2014
As unlikely as it seems, Mr. Dalton actually appears to be growing in the Bond role, which is potentially stifling because its own popularity has so rigidly defined it.
May 20, 2014
This series' record of maintaining an admirable level of quality stays intact, even if this film might best be used as a cinematic appetizer to see before renting a tape of one of the Connery or Moore classics.
May 20, 2014
Every once in a while, [the Bond series] pulls in its stomach, pops the gun from its cummerbund, arches its eyebrow and gets off another bull's-eye. The newest, Licence to Kill, is probably one of the five or six best of Bond.
May 20, 2014
He may look the part, but Timothy Dalton fails the boots, the scuba gear, or the automobiles left him by Moore and Connery.
May 20, 2014
If the series is ever going to return to its Connery-era glory, it definitely needs some new writers, ones who know how to streamline a story and keep the dialogue tight.
May 20, 2014
Dalton revives the cool, ironic detachment of the Connery years, but he also allows a touch of obsession to show through Bond`s surface aplomb.
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