Licence to Kill (1989) Film Review


Shortly after being the Best Man at his CIA friend’s wedding, James discovers his friend tortured and left for dead, and the new bride shot. He seeks vengeance, initially with some support from the CIA, but when MI6 revoke his Licence to Kill, he is considered a rogue agent.

Firstly, James Bond does not have friends. He never has friends. Where did this sudden friendship gang appear? Secondly, Timothy Dalton is awful. James Bond is supposed to be handsome and charming. Every time Dalton smiles, he looks as though he is in pain. Plus, it was the eighties, so we don’t even get the crazy stylings of the earlier films. At least there is a shark, but we don’t get to see much of it. What’s the point?