Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
If there ever was an underrated film (in any genre or franchise) then surely License To Kill is it. Disliked by the majority of critics and, for the time, one of the 007’s least profitable films… License To Kill is well overdue a re-evaluation by the mainstream. Not by me however. I’ve always rated this as one of the best Bond films – a brutal, bloody and hardboiled revenge thriller that strips away the jokes and gadgets (mostly) to focus on just how dangerous Bond really is. Davi makes an excellent bad guy and the grounded setting and personal narrative for 007 makes this feel, once again, more like a Richard Donner action film than the 16th film in the franchise. This is Premium Bond for sure.
Best Bit: I love the pre-credit sequence.
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: The Living Day Lights, Lethal Weapon, Skyfall