Licence to Kill
Cool to the touch, impatient, long on charisma and short on charm—that may sound like Daniel Craig’s version of 007, but Timothy Dalton’s James Bond charted that territory first. In Licence to Kill, England’s pre-eminent operative goes rogue to pursue a drug cartel after its minions have maimed his friend, Felix Leiter. Dalton takes ownership of the character in a way that’s much closer to Fleming’s take on his creation—a man who treats pleasure, and everything else, as business. Though Dalton’s chill didn’t catch on during his run, his austerity is the order of the day for Bond; this film is also worth seeing for the cunning, feline presence of a young Benicio del Toro.
Bing Theater | FAQs
$10 for the general public, $7 for LACMA members, seniors (62+), and students with valid ID | Price includes both films in double-bill. | Tickets available Thursday, August 30 at 5 pm. | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.
$5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and New York Times Film Club members | Price includes both films in double-bill. Pre-sale tickets available Thursday, August 23 at 5 pm | Members of these groups will be required to show proof of membership when retrieving their tickets. | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.