Leon (The Professional)

    8 May 2008, terribly early in the morning

Shima and I watched Leon (known in the US as The Professional) last night. The movie is about the relationship between a very young Natalie Portman, whose family is killed by in a drug dispute, and Jean Reno, who plays a hitman. Reno ends up taking care of Portman after her parents are killed. This is the second time I’ve seen the film, and it was just as good as I remember it. The gun fights are crazy. The stars all are wonderful playing their respective parts. I think it’s one of Luc Besson’s best movies. (It is certainly a cult classic.) If you watch the film, be sure to watch the international version. The original version cuts out 22 minutes of the film. Apparently some of the sexual tension between Portman and Reno was a bit too much for viewers. The film also stars Gary Oldman. Who doesn’t like Gary Oldman? I love the film.

Read reviews of the The Professional at Rotten Tomatoes.

 

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