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Léon: The ProfessionalThe movie concerns Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl living in New York City who has been exposed to the sordid side of life from an early age. One day, when Mathilda comes home to find her family has been killed by a drug dealer, she runs to a hitman to ask for help. She then becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade to take revenge.
Actors of "Léon: The Professional"
Characters of "Léon: The Professional"
Directors of "Léon: The Professional"Luc BessonBirthdate: 18 March 1959, Paris, France
Creators of "Léon: The Professional"Luc BessonBirthdate: 18 March 1959, Paris, France
Critic Reviews of "Léon: The Professional"Rolling StoneJune 04, 2014
Leave it to french writer-director Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita) to put a kinky twist on Orphan Annie and Daddy Warbucks.Philadelphia InquirerJune 04, 2014
Ultimately, like La Femme Nikita, there may be less here than meets the eye. But what does meet the eye is pretty darn thrilling.Chicago TribuneJune 04, 2014
The sheer craziness and excessiveness of the movie -- no crazier, perhaps, than many of the American action movies it copies -- never finds a center of gravity.Orlando SentinelJune 04, 2014
The Professional is strictly amateur-hour.Seattle TimesJune 04, 2014
Like Quentin Tarantino, Besson has a singular style and directorial sensibility that keeps you watching.New YorkerJune 04, 2014
The most objectionable thing is Gary Oldman's performance, baroque in its awfulness. Almost as bad is the director's attempt to construct a visual style -- and, for that matter, characters -- by piling one mannerism on top of another.The Blu SpotNovember 17, 2015
Leon: The Professional is a wonderful character study, enriched by outstanding performances, thrilling action, and a well-rounded script that gives the film an intriguing amount of depth.Creative LoafingNovember 14, 2015
A favorite of IMDb fanboys and reportedly of pedophiles as well, Leon: The Professional is noteworthy as marking French helmer Luc Besson's first American production as well as showcasing the film debut of a then-13-year-old Natalie Portman.Suite101.comOctober 24, 2014
Luc Besson's original cut feels more like a journey than just a joy-buzzer jolt of action, and the deeper, braver, darker story he set out to tell - a fractured and fractious fairy tale. When people rave about "The Professional," they mean "Léon."sbs.com.auJune 04, 2014
No matter what uncomfortable undercurrents the film gives rise to, Besson's skill with action is inventive and creative (and of course over the top).South Florida Sun-SentinelJune 04, 2014
The Professional is intriguing, but misses the mark as a potential cult favorite.Radio TimesJune 04, 2014
Funny, tragic, brilliant and unmissable.
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