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      Licence to Kill

      PG-13 Released Jul 14, 1989 2 hr. 13 min. Action List
      79% 63 Reviews Tomatometer 61% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score James Bond (Timothy Dalton) takes on his most-daring adventure after he turns renegade and tracks down one of the international drug cartel's most-brutal and powerful leaders. After the murder of his just-married friend, he is fighting not only for country and justice, but for personal revenge! Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 01 Buy Now

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      License to Kill is darker than many of the other Bond entries, with Timothy Dalton playing the character with intensity, but it still has some solid chases and fight scenes.

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      Frank The usual unbelevable mess James gets into, with an inevitable bruised and lacerated successful result. Acting is superb to point of making the crazy show believable! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/12/22 Full Review Tom F Timothy Dalton in a just okay outing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/12/24 Full Review James B an awesome bond film great film cool seeing bendico del toro so young it this film great villian and awesome bond girls highly recommend Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/05/24 Full Review Elvis D Timothy Dalton regresa por segunda y última vez como James Bond en esta película que nos presenta al querido agente 007 en una lucha contra un narcotraficante. Aquí la franquicia ya parece tomar un rumbo distinto por tocar el tema del narco tráfico y ser más cruda en las escenas de muerte. Eso hace que la película sea algo curiosa en una franquicia donde vemos a un espía luchando contra villanos que tienen deseos de dominio mundial. Viendo las películas de la franquicia, los villanos de Bond han ido evolucionando y adaptándose a las distintas épocas. Otro detalle sobre esta película es que se siente humorística en gran parte. Las películas anteriores siempre tuvieron humor, pero aquí se les fue un poco la mano. Hay escenas que llegan a ser tan exageradas que terminan siendo muy divertidas de ver. Eso no se aplica solo a algunas escenas de acción, sino también a algunos de los instrumentos que James utiliza, como la crema dental explosiva o el arma que parece cámara. Licence To Kill no es exactamente una de las mejores películas de la franquicia, pero es una película muy entretenida e interesante por tener una atmosfera diferente. Mi calificación final para esta película es un 8/10. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/24 Full Review luke f one of the best bond films Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review David W I enjoyed Moores stint as Bond, it had excitement and humour but became increasingly silly and needed a reset. Daltons much darker and more realistically human approach was a perfect bit of casting and made for a great Bond. This is one of my favourites of the franchise and for my tastes better than the following rather 'plastic' feeling Brosnan era. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/09/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Leonard Maltin Video Review Licence to Kill is just the shot in the arm the James Bond series has been needing. Rated: 3/4 Aug 5, 2022 Full Review Chris Stuckmann ChrisStuckmann.com I think it's very underrated. Rated: B+ Apr 13, 2020 Full Review Michael Wilmington Los Angeles Times 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 Full Review Tom Ryan The Sunday Age It's helped by Sanchez, its wonderful villain, simultaneously sadistic and principled, played as Bond's opposite with a superbly sinister aloofness by Robert Davi. And the ending is suitably spectacular. Jul 25, 2023 Full Review Carson Timar ButteredPopcorn 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. Rated: B- Aug 28, 2022 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Passably entertaining, but not really moving. [Full review in Spanish] Jul 12, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis James Bond (Timothy Dalton) takes on his most-daring adventure after he turns renegade and tracks down one of the international drug cartel's most-brutal and powerful leaders. After the murder of his just-married friend, he is fighting not only for country and justice, but for personal revenge!
      Director
      John Glen
      Screenwriter
      Michael G. Wilson, Richard Maibaum
      Distributor
      United Artists
      Production Co
      United Artists, Danjaq Productions
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 14, 1989, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 1, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $34.7M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Surround, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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