Kid reviews for Licence to Kill

Common Sense says

Darker version of James Bond has more violence, language.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 14+
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Kids say

age 14+
Based on 23 reviews
Kid, 10 years old June 6, 2021

Gory but good

For a James Bond film, this one is quite gory but very exiting. I skipped a scene where a man’s head explodes (it was a deal) and I am writing this review the day I watched the film. The villain, Sanchez, is very sinister and a great villain. Dalton was very good in it too

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Teen, 14 years old Written byGusAllen9 February 8, 2021

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Kid, 9 years old January 10, 2021

Licence To Kill (1989, Rated: PG-13/ 15)

Licence To Kill is one of the best Bond movies by todays standards. In this review I'm talking about the UK 15-Rated version as the PG-13 Version in USA has some reduced scenes of blood.

Violence: 4/5 VERY bloody for Bond. While the violence is as expected for an average Bond movie, the film is the darkest, hardest, and edgiest Bond movie ever made. The gore may be too much for young Bond fans to handle, and this time they went for a "15" rating in the UK, and it was even gonna be "18" at first. The opening is an action-packed shootout, with an implied scene of torture and death (The villain's crew takes a shirtless man and slowly rips out his heart using a knife, but it is all shown offscreen.) You know this is a whole different Bond movie from the gunbarrel alone. The opening scene also includes a sadistic scene of the villain whipping his girlfriend with a rope. (Everything is shown, including the woman's face of pain and crying). An action-packed Tanker chase towards the end (One of the best scenes in the whole series.) During that scene there are violent explosions, characters are swiftly killed with blood shown. Two characters are killed by a shark, one particularly brutally, with screaming and bone-crunching heard. Blood is shown in the water. A characters head explodes, the villain traps him in an airlock, brutally putting more pressure on it until the victim starts getting a nosebleed, and his head then inflates and explodes, blood and guts splatter on the window (I think the splattering is removed in the US PG-13 Cut.) And there is emphasis on the victim feeling pain (Screaming "That hurts!" And "Please stop it hurts!") Which may be disturbing to young Bond fans. The henchman is brutally killed by being crushed in the gears of a drug factory, with blood spraying on the walls, and his guts, bones and insides are shown falling out. The villain is killed (SPOILERS) in brutal fashion, set on fire, screaming then blowing up. Gun use and fighting.

Language: 3/5 More cursing than usual Bond.

Sex: 2/5 Normal Bond sexy stuff.

Drugs: 3/5 Story revolves around a drug lord, drugs are shown and made. Some drinking.

Overall, Licence To Kill is brilliant, dark and gory but nothing too distressing. Very great!

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Teen, 14 years old Written byNonsensical_Reviews December 16, 2020

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.

(My rating)
PG-13
For intense sequences of violent action throughout, some graphic bloody images, drug use, sensual content, and some language.

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Teen, 15 years old Written bySP3CTRE007 November 1, 2020

One of if not the worst Bond movies

Not a very good Bond movie terrible acting but great job Timothy Dalton for doing his own stunts ridiculous violence but slightly disturbing towards the end including a head exploding into blood, a man getting thrown into a rock smasher and a man getting impaled by a fork lift. Violence could be seen by a 12 year old, but really not worth watching.

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Kid, 12 years old August 28, 2020

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Kid, 12 years old August 9, 2020

Fun if a bit darker and more violent than previous bonds

Parents need to know that License to kill is another James Bond film which is more violent then its predecessors with many violent confrontations with fist fights, guns, knives and more. This one also has more blood which in once scene a character gets bitten by a shark and the sharks earlier snack is shown with bloody bones and organs. There is also talk that he won’t have his legs when he is in the hospital. Another scene shows a man go in a room with a bunch of money and then he blows up with brief blood spurts everywhere. A man is also burned alive. There is more language too with infrequent used of worlds like s**t, a** and more. There is less sexual content then usual bond but still a lot including more than 20 kisses and suggestive dancing and half naked women. Also the film revolves around A drug dealer who tries bringing drugs to sell it in America. This is a fun exciting bond film but a bit more mature than earlier bond. My MPAA rating would be PG-13 for sequences of violent action including brief bloody images, suggestive material and some language
Kid, 11 years old July 11, 2020

Underrated movie

This movie shaped the Bond franchise.

It went from PG to PG-13.

This movie has more gore, violence, and language.

There is the original 1989 cut that's suitable for ages 12, and the uncut version, which is still rated PG-13 by the MPAA.

The sex level is still the same like the previous Bond films.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bygayfurrylol May 24, 2020

The most goriest james bond movie but not the worst.

Pretty bloody but not nightmare inducing.

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Kid, 11 years old May 8, 2020

Too Gory For It's Own Good.

Dalton is my personal favorite Bond, so I went into this movie with high hopes. The movie itself is actually pretty good! there are just a handful of scenes that make this movie unwatchable. Its very gory, and most of the people who are gruesomely killed don't even deserve it! I love the acting and the characters, and the Bond girl is one of my favorites in the series. Only watch this movie if you are okay with dark violence and many gory images. If you're like me, though, just find the good scenes on YouTube. Seeing innocent people's heads explode and get eaten by sharks really isn't worth your time.

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Kid, 10 years old April 10, 2020

Good title song by gladys knight!

If this movie was less gory it would be 5/5 stars.

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Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2020

has more violence and cursing than usual bonds

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Teen, 13 years old Written byNeonStreets May 21, 2018

The Most Violent Bond Film That Shouldn't Be Shown To Children

This film by far, is the most violent Bond film I've ever seen. The violence is as disturbing as a person losing a leg, being blown up by pressure with blood all over the scene with gore in it, being burned, etc. This film is very uncomfortable for children and is better left off for 15 or older due to the graphic R-Rated violence even though it's PG-13.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byEthanrtms November 27, 2017

Not the best bond movie but one of the better ones

There is more blood than the usual bond movie, but if you have a mature 12 year old they can watch this

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Teen, 13 years old Written byChameleon April 19, 2017

7.5/10

When Felix Leiter is tortured by a ruthless drug lord, Bond goes on a personal vendetta to hunt him down and kill him.
13+ for moderate language, bloody injury detail and violence.
The action is easily the best thing about this movie (OK maybe not better than the villain) because everything about it is so dark and just not a Bond film.

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Kid, 10 years old July 16, 2016

James Bomd

I saw this movie and loved it!! It was one of my first James Bond movies. It's a great movie overall but... His friend gets somewhat eaten by a shark and he was just married. James walks in the house to check in and finds his bloody body all wrapped up on the couch. NOT A GOOD IMAGE! But overall VERY good movie.

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Kid, 11 years old February 25, 2016

Dark bond

More brutal then other bonds

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Teen, 15 years old Written byAge critical reviews February 19, 2016

007 flick pushes the PG-13 limits

My rating:R for violence,a scene of torture,sexual content and nudity
Kid, 8 years old July 18, 2015

Extremely violent,gory 007 thriller is the most bloody but extremely thrilling.

My rating:R for strong bloody violence throughout,language,and racy content.
Teen, 14 years old Written byJimmy Brew July 17, 2015

Darkest bond of all is rated PG-13 for graphic violence

My rating:15+ Violence,language,adult content,drinking

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