Timothy Dalton is suave and lethal as super agent James Bond in this turbo-charged action/adventure that pulls out the stops for excitement. Armed with a gadget-laden Aston Martin and his license to kill, Agent 007 must stop a terrifying weapons conspiracy that may be linked to the Soviet military high command!
- James Bond: The Living Daylights review by JD
The plot does not stand out as Fleming's most original nor is the film outstanding from other of the Bonds. Dalton plays well, some of the minor characters play poorly but the stunts are trademark of James Bond, well ahead of their time.
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Great return to form for the Bond franchise.
- James Bond: The Living Daylights review by AK
Reading the books, Dalton explores the more human aspect of James Bond. He goes beyond the superficial. He is not copying what was done before, but, going back to the source of the novels. In the books you get a better idea of Bond's internal dialogue and his moments of doubt.
Amazing how Craig gets credit for what Dalton explored first. Dalton gave us a fresh look on an old character and gave the old dog new tricks.
The film is very enjoyable and the opening sequence is brilliant. Also we are all introduced to the fact that Bond is an assassin in the sniper scene. Very well acted by Dalton.
A shame Dalton only did two films. He is a credit to the series. Connery and Dalton are my favourite Bonds. Though Moore and Brosnan were great too.
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- James Bond: The Living Daylights review by Cato
I used to like the Bond films as a boy, and this one seems pretty good, with the guns and the stunts and the girls, but it doesn't seem to have changed much since Connery graced our screens. I must admit to not having seen Craig yet, but I can't help suspecting that it will be the same old things, the guns and the stunts and the girls.. Plus ca change.