Licence to Kill

Licence to Kill

Blu-ray Disc - 1999
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Bond quits the secret service to seek personal revenge for his friend's murder.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, 1999
Branch Call Number: LIC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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sure was impressed with ms. Lowell in this one: think she is one of the best bond girls, ever. the replacement bond impressed me, also.

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maspochni591
Feb 21, 2017

"Licence To Kill" is one of the best Bond films, and the most underrated. It's a shame that Timothy Dalton didn't make another film after this since his portrayal was the closest to the literary Bond. The film is actually better than all the Roger Moore AND Pierce Brosnan films. This is mainly because of it's emphasis on plot (Were the Moore films as original as this?) and it's darker and realistic tone (Remember the invisible car?). Overall, this is a great Bond flick and is in my top ten list of best Bond flicks, above the overrated bore that is Goldeneye. Please watch this film!

kevfarley Apr 15, 2013

I was half-way through this Bond before I was pleased to realize that hadn't seen this one before! I found it entertaining,.. although I think Dalton isn't nearly as 'Bondish' as Connery or Craig. The climactic tanker chase was amazing. Blowing things up for real is so much more fun than CGI !!

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Keogh
Apr 03, 2013

Dalton is my favourite Bond, narrowly edging out Craig. He has a rougher, darker sensibility to his performance than his predecessor Roger Moore, more believable as one of those rough men who does what needs to be done so most people can sleep soundly at night. This one is a revenge story, with Bond going rogue without authorization to avenge an attack on a friend and his wife. It brings Q (the always wonderful Desmond Llewelyn) out into the field in a story about taking down a drug lord and his operation, and features an early performance by Benicio Del Toro as a crazed henchman. Carey Lowell is a Bond girl who's a match for Bond in her own stubborness. The movie's not quite as good to me as The Living Daylights, but still, Dalton was much, much better than the farce Moore subjected the character to in some of his films.

theorbys Feb 02, 2013

So so and overlong, but watchable. Benicio del Toro stole the show, but it was fun to see Q in the field. The tanker trucks chase finale looked good, but for the most part the stunts were very low key.

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akirakato
Sep 06, 2012

Licence to Kill, released in 1989, is the sixteenth entry in the James Bond film series, and the first one not to use the title of an Ian Fleming novel.
It marks Timothy Dalton's second and final performance in his brief tenure in the lead role of James Bond.
Personally, I like Sean Connery and Roger Moore more than Timothy Dalton as James Bond simply because Dalton looks more suitable for a bit of villain like Mr. Rochester in "Jane Eyre."
I enjoyed the climactic tanker chase most of all the scenes.
The producers used an entire section of a highway near Mexicali, which had been closed for safety reasons.
Sixteen eighteen-wheeler tankers were used.
The driving stunts are fascinating and thrilling.

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