Starring: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman
Director: Luc Besson
Running Time: 110 mins
Léon: The Professional is a French film about a hitman who takes in a teenage girl after her entire family is shot in a police raid, and after it is discovered that she has not been killed, a large hunt over New York ensues to find her, while the hitman trains her to be able to defend herself.
This film was just amazing. It had possibly one of the most fascinating and exciting stories I have ever seen, along with incredible performances from all of the actors, and some of the best action I have ever seen in a movie.
As soon as the film starts, you’re thrown in at the deep end with a long-lasting gun fight in a man’s apartment, and from then on, you can’t pull out of the film, because it is just so intriguing and exciting to watch.
The story is filled with unexpected twists and turns throughout, and at every one, my intrigue grew and grew, making me more and more engrossed in the excitement of this film.
I also have to say that Natalie Portman played an excellent role as Mathilda, when she was only 13, and Mathilda is now definitely one of the coolest drama characters that I’ve ever seen in a film.
Overall, I’ll give this 9.3 because it was absolutely fascinating to watch, with a thrilling story and absolutely incredible action, filled with great characters that just make this film one of the best movies of the year.