James Bond's Best and Worst: Peter Travers Ranks All 24 Movies

The Best and Worst of the franchise

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'License to Kill' (1989)
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23. 'License to Kill' (1989)

Drab in the extreme. Timothy Dalton's second and wheezing, final turn as 007 was barely recognizable as a Bond film. Robert Davi was a livewire as drug lord Franz Sanchez, but Dalton's pursuit of him played like a substandard episode of  a TV cop show. License became the lowest grossing Bond movie ever. For six years, Bond disappeared from movie screens.

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