Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
After the decline of Roger Moore’s Bond films (well for some at least), Timothy Dalton takes the mantle bringing 007 much closer to Ian Fleming’s original character – a darker, brutal and more reluctant hero. It really works. In fact, on balance, The Living Daylights is FAR better than I remembered and, for the first time, brings the franchise into the realms of other action packed blockbuster franchises like Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. Dalton has ALWAYS been underrated as Bond and that’s never more true than here – he’s great and holds his own alongside some real action heavyweights. One of the series best.
Best Bit: The cold open is one of Bond’s strongest
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: Casino Royale, Live And Let Die, Dr. No