Overall Rank: 6521
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 97
Theatrical Release Date: 07/14/1989
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: John Glen
Actors: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell, Talisa Soto, David Hedison, Benicio Del Toro
Plot: Bond is out for revenge when his good friend Felix Leiter is attacked and nearly killed by a drug lord. However, when M and his government forbid him from pursuing the matter, he goes off on his own personal vendetta. -- Chris Kavan
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SadnessNeverGoes - wrote on 05/29/2019
first of all this film is no way pg 13.its should have been strong rated R its a wrong rating.its got voilence and great action,acting and music my god its timothy dalton,if james bond was real it would be timothy dalton and he proves it in this film.for 1989 this is amazing.imagine the people who saw this film in theater cinema when it was released.this one also needs a new 4k video transfer and audio transfer with dts and dolby atmos mix,with new technology,in my opinion this film needs to be re released in cinemas again world wide.its a classic.the best part was in the end fight climax dalton was doing a wheelie on Oil tanker LOL.
Yojimbo - wrote on 09/19/2012
Having Bond go rogue is a nice idea on paper, but Timothy Dalton's tour as Bond is promptly scuppered by a script with all the subtlety of Bernard Manning with a sledgehammer. A shame, as The Living Daylights was really rather good.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/07/2011
This reviewer feels that Majesty's Secret Service was much better than this film. Its pace of the story wanders, lead not as engaging as the other artists who portrayed Bond and the score not as interesting. A more angst inspired Bond with wonderful stunts only shadowed by the overall execution, License to Kill was not a well made Bond film.
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MovieAddict - wrote on 11/10/2012
The plot is rather different from that of the standard Bond film as Bond goes after a ruthless South American drug lord Franz Sanchez, who threw his American colleague and good buddy Felix Leiter to the sharks and murdered his wife.
Bond resolves to seek revenge on Sanchez, but the American authorities seem uninterested, and Bond is ordered not to pursue the matter by his superior, M. So Bond defies orders from Her Majesty's Secret Service, leading M to revoke his license to kill and continues on his personal vendetta but unlike any of his previous missions, Bond is now an outlaw, no longer working for the government, so the criminals he is pursuing are not the only ones who are against him!
The Bond girls forever a staple of the series are suitably glamorous and inevitably …
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