Great final action set-piece, but otherwise an okay Bond feature that glorifies ultraviolence.
License To Kill is a 1989 Bond movie directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Carey Lowell, and Benicio del Toro.
Language(3/5): “A**”, “s**t”, “hell”, “damn”, “g****mn”, “b**ch”, “bastard”, and “bloody” are used throughout.
Sex(3/5): Implied sex and partial nudity. A woman dances seductively in a thong.
Drinking, Drugs, And Smoking(3/5): Lots of cigarette smoking, tobacco chewing, and drinking. A man kills himself with a cyanide capsule. Lots of c*caine is seen throughout as it is part of the villains plan, sometimes being used.
Violence(5/5): Quite brutal, and easily the most violent James Bond film ever released. It has a considerable amount of gore compared to it's other features. A man's heart is cut out off screen, and his lover is whipped and beaten. People are often shot point blank with guns, often with blood spurting out far away. A man is hit in the face with a rifle and his car drives off the road and explodes, we see his bloodied corpse for a few seconds. Bond kills several people in one scene, one of them by throwing maggots in a man's face and throwing him into a maggot tank where he suffocates, one of them by pushing him into an electric eel tank where he dies by electrocution, and the final one by pushing him into a shark tank where he is partially eaten alive on screen, with blood covering the water and money. A woman's corpse is shown. Dead bodies at a ship are shown. A man is killed by a spear. Bond shoots a man with a harpoon gun. Bond throws a man out of a plane. Several people are crushed by debris and shot. A man is choked to death and shot several times; he gushes out spit and blood. A man is thrown in a compression tank where the pressure builds up and his face explodes, with blood getting on the window for about five seconds. Bond throws Dario into a c*caine grinder where he ends up being mutilated into pieces of blood and gore, he is shown screaming and pleading as the cloud turns red, and while his legs aren't actually shown being grinded up, it is still disturbing. A man is shown with a fork lift stabbed through his body, his corpse has dried blood on it. The drug lord's palace is blown up. The final tanker chase involves tons of death by guns, trucks colliding and exploding, stab wounds, and a truck falling off a cliff. Sanchez is finally apprehended by being lit on fire and the fuel truck exploding, the smoke turns red with blood as his screams eventually die out as the explosion occurs.
Positive Messages: None.
Positive Role Models And Representations: None.
Watching Experience: Saw it the age of 10 and was horrified by Dario's death and surprised by how violent it was.
Quality(opinionated): An okay film throughout, and definitely a violent one. However, the ending action sequence is one of the greatest Bond moments ever, and it's worth a watch just for that.
For intense sequences of violent action throughout, some graphic bloody images, drug use, sensual content, and some language.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking