The Living Daylights Reviews

October 20, 2015
I feel just rotten about this, but I'm afraid I've outgrown James.
October 20, 2015
Why not send James off to well-earned retirement with a gold-plated martini shaker and the thanks of a grateful moviegoing public?
October 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.
October 20, 2015
Bond is impersonated by 007 newcomer Timothy Dalton, who does little that's identifiable as acting, although he looks the part.
October 20, 2015
As with other Bond movies, the locations in The Living Daylights are more remarkable than its plot.
October 20, 2015
The result is a film that is not so much bad as mechanical and uptight.
October 16, 2008
...ultimately comes off as one of the most ineffective and flat-out dull entries within the ongoing series.
October 13, 2008
With its weak plotting and distinterested performances, this is a misfire on nearly every level.
October 13, 2008
Expect the expected.
February 10, 2008
A very weak entry
February 13, 2007
The casting of Timothy Dalton as James Bond in this 15th entry into the adventures of 007 is widely considered a classic mistake: Dalton isn't suave like Sean Connery or even Roger Moore.
July 13, 2004
January 1, 2000
The story is too choppy and just meanders from one locale to another without bringing the parts together into a compelling whole.
January 1, 2000
The raw materials of the James Bond films are so familiar by now that the series can be revived only through an injection of humor. That is, unfortunately, the one area in which the new Bond, Timothy Dalton, seems to be deficient.
January 1, 2000
Has there ever been a weaker Bond villain than Whitaker? A more fatuous performance than Joroen Krabbe's Koskov? A less endearing Bond girl than Maryam D'Abo's Kara?