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The Living Daylights (1987) – A 007 Quick Capsule Review

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

8 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...