Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Léon aka The Professional (1994)

5 / 5
Tagline: If you want a job done well hire a professional.
Directed by: Luc Besson
Written by: Luc Besson
Actors include: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Length: 133 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: France

This movie is special for a few reasons, for one it's impossible to not like Jean Reno who is a professional assassin. He sort of lives by his own code and is damn good at what he does. His neighbour 12 year old Mathilda enters his life when her family is killed. She approaches him to learn his trade in exchange for some housecleaning. The two of course find that they bond and we get to watch her heal and him learn to love (as cheesy as it sounds, but it's really not when you are watching it). Even though this is pretty much an action film there is something in it for everyone and never for a second was I bored. The characters are easy to love, the story is great and overall it's one of the best action films ever made.

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