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Leon: The Professional. (1994) ☝☝☝☝

Leon: The Professional (1994)

Leon: The Professional (1994)

Jean Reno as Leon

Gary Oldman as Stansfield

Natalie Portman as Mathilda

Danny Aiello as Tony

Michael Badalucco as Mathilda’s father

Leon is the hitman neighbor who takes in Mathilda, after she witnesses the slaughter of her family by a crooked cop.

I am glad that I avoided the discussions about this movie when it was originally released.

There are parts of the movie that are a bit “over the top” (example: the number of police on the stairs as Leon is being helped down in his injured cop disguise – a bit fantastic) like Oldman’s portrayal of the police officer (in fact all the scenes with the supposed cops) are unrealistic.

The basis of the movie was the relationship of the bad guy hit man with the victim child, noting the unusual and in the end the child comes out on top, in a way.

Had I paid much attention to the furor around this movie, I would probably not have watched it, or seen simple things in the movie with negative connotations instead of seeing them simply as part of the storyline.

I enjoyed the movie, but then I happen to like Jean Reno as an actor.

Leon on IMDB

Nominated for 4 Awards, winning 2.

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2 comments on “Leon: The Professional. (1994) ☝☝☝☝

  1. lorcanh
    March 31, 2013

    one of my favourite parts of this movie is when they are on the rooftop and he is teaching the girl to fire a sniper rifle with paintballs. very good movie

    • pulchritudynous
      April 1, 2013

      I actually thought that part was hilarious – though well done.

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