The Living Daylights Reviews

Aug 28, 2022
This is a messy film that really struggles at points to properly explore it's actually interesting and smart plot.
May 9, 2022
The Living Daylights might be reactionary hooey as far as its worldview goes, but it’s really fun hooey.
Sep 25, 2021
Timothy Dalton's series debut is classic Cold War Bond, and grade-A spy stuff.
Sep 17, 2021
...marks one of those moments when the Bond franchise was awkwardly caught between two eras.
Aug 28, 2021
The Living Daylights is extraordinary. The greatest Bond Actor gets an auspicious debut, harkening back to the strengths of Fleming and offering a richly detailed excursion in the world of 007.
Sep 6, 2020
Smartly, it kickstarts a grander daredevilry in Bond films - and a greater realism in the violence - that is entirely welcome.
Jul 16, 2020
The Living Daylights breathes new life into the series and we needed that.
Jan 6, 2020
If you're looking for a bit for fun in your Bond film, this would be one to skip, otherwise it's a really good action film with some top class set pieces.
Aug 6, 2017
While the film seemed relatively modern well into the '90s, now it is a bygone era for which I'm nostalgic.
Nov 8, 2016
Dalton's Bond brings the British spy much closer to the head and heart of a real character.
Nov 1, 2015
Just what the franchise needed to become more culturally relevant as the 1990s approached.
Oct 20, 2015
I feel just rotten about this, but I'm afraid I've outgrown James.
Oct 20, 2015
In The Living Daylights, Dalton establishes his claim to the role; in the films that will follow, he'll have the chance to dig deeper.
Oct 20, 2015
The relative clarity of the story allows director John Glen and screenwriters Richard Maibaum and Michael G. Wilson to inject moments of subtlety and human interest -- commodities that in recent Bonds have been in even shorter supply than sense.
Oct 20, 2015
Despite being hampered by an overly convoluted plot and two of the feeblest Bond villains ever (greedy buffoons Koskov and Whitaker don't have a quantum of menace between them), Dalton brings much-needed grit to the role.
Oct 20, 2015
Dalton shows a serious side that's been missing from the role since Sean Connery's earliest 007 days. And as a whole, the new picture is less of a special-effects affair than most of Roger Moore's Bond films.
Oct 20, 2015
This was Timothy Dalton's debut as 007 and it was already pretty clear that he lacked the necessary ironic touch that made the credibility-straining action seem fun rather than ridiculous.
Oct 20, 2015
Bond is impersonated by 007 newcomer Timothy Dalton, who does little that's identifiable as acting, although he looks the part.
Oct 20, 2015
As with other Bond movies, the locations in The Living Daylights are more remarkable than its plot.
Oct 20, 2015
Colorful, vibrant, exotic, The Living Daylights more than delivers an eyeful of entertainment. At a running length just over two hours, the most thrill- seeking Bond fans will get their money`s worth.
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