Quando comecei a assistir mais filmes eu precisava de um caminho pra seguir e caí de cabeça em um monte…
Leon: The Professional
If you want a job done well, hire a professional.
Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Leon's footsteps.
Jean Reno, a thirteen-year-old Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman. This trio rocks Léon, managing to give heartfelt personality to an ‘action’ movie (although this aspect of the story mainly situates itself in the opening and closing fifteen minutes — some great fucking minutes that is). This film really is an has-it-all: the drama, the action, the happiness, the sadness, motherfucking Stansfield. Léon is the sort of film that inspires people to delve deeper into the medium of cinema; it’s the sort of film that sparks initial love for movies. The sort of film that you watch when fifteen and think of as awesome because of how calm and cool the protagonist is or cool and tense…
This is, by some comfortable margin, Luc Besson’s best film. From the very start with his debut feature, The Last Battle, Besson demonstrated a strong visual sense but it is safe to say that both script and performances have often been a little lacking. Leon was the first and only time that his movies have excelled in all three departments. For the odd few who have yet to see the film it is about a friendship between a hitman (the Leon of the title) and a 12 year old girl whose parents were killed by a corrupt police officer.
Besson has a fascination with hired killers whether it is as a director (Nikita) or producer (Columbiana) and the one element…
For a short while, back in the early 90s, I think Léon was my favourite film of all time. I still think it's really rather splendid, too.
As I've mentioned before about some films that I love, there are some where you can well imagine why they might get on the tits of some people. Léon is definitely one of those films. It is an absolutely bonkers and sometimes completely unbelievable action and crime thriller with a central relationship that nudges unnervingly towards the disturbing for most of its second half, and containing a performance from Gary Oldman that is so unpredictably unhinged that you could easily genuinely worry for the safety of Natalie Portman during their showdown in the…
Film #47 of Project 90
”Is life always this hard, or is it just when you're a kid?”
Leon is not a flawless films. There are plot holes everywhere, the dialogues are sometimes quite messy and the film is not sure what to do with its characters in the middle part. But honestly, who cares?! Luc Besson’s heart-stopping and highly stylish direction compensates for all those faults. Add to that a pretty bizarre and poetic relationship between the main characters, Gary Oldman’s psychotic and unforgettable villain, a classy score and some well-crafted action scenes. There you go. You have one of the most affecting actions of 90s.
At the center of the film we have the relationship between these two…
i sure love Gary Oldman in this. other than that i think it's mostly just dull. but what always starts to gnaw on me every time i try this again is all the corny affectation: Leon's thing for milk, his gawk-eyed awe at SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (calm down, i love it too, but it's cheap shorthand here) or Danny Aiello's cardboard goombah, or the domestic montage set to Bjork. comparisons to something like Melville don't hold up; none of these characters has any actual inner life. Leon's childlike presentation seems like a cop out to avoid any hint of desire, to nullify any general queasiness you might have about their plainly taboo relationship. when any authority figure in the…
I'm going to keep this as simple as possible. Okay.
GREATEST FRIGGIN THING I HAVE WATCHED. Okay.
I am in love with this movie, the connection between the characters blew me away, this is a masterpiece!
Natalie Portman and Jean Reno playing dress up! LOVE.
Bathtub kill for the win!
Epic, brilliant, genuine, my favorite.
Before Chloë Grace Moretz in Kick-Ass, there was a young Natalie Portman who 'technically' shot a gun first, in this strange love story between a professional hitman and a 12-year old girl he saved after her whole family was killed by a raid.
It has the sly humor and vengeful tone of Kill Bill, the ruthlessness of the Godfather, the progression of Memoirs of a Geisha... and a bit of Lolita. Cleverly paced, visually sublime, and with the brilliant acting of Portman and a disturbing Gary Oldman, it is a hit by no russian roulette.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Crying @p u r i t y of relationship + matilda's fashion sense
Ein toller Film, ich glaube es ist ziemlich selten das zwei Schauspieler vor der Kamera so gut harmonisieren wie Jean Reno und die wunderbare Natalie Portman, man kauft den beiden ihre Rollen sofort ab und es fällt einem sehr leicht sich auf die beiden und ihre Geschichte einzulassen- und das ist bei der Story gar nicht so einfach.
Wenn es dann noch einen derart geilen "Bösewicht" in Form von Gary Oldman gibt ist der Film eigentlich schon fast perfekt
After watching Leon: The Professional, I can easily say that this is one of my favourite films of all time!
Luc Besson is on the top of his game. The story was intriguing and it kept me engaged until the end of the film. The performances from Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and Natalie Portman were all great. The rest of the cast was exceptional as well. The cinematography was beautiful and the action sequence were mesmerising. The music was superb as well.
A 90s classic! I'd highly recommend this film!!!
ugh i hated natalie's character in this movie!! plus it's kind of boring too
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…