Léon: The Professional

1994

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

428
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 75% · 68 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 95% · 250K ratings
IMDb Rating 8.5/10 10 1256820 1256.8K

Director

Top cast

Natalie Portman as Mathilda
Gary Oldman as Stansfield
Maïwenn as Blond Babe
Ellen Greene as Mathilda's Mother
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856.89 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
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24.000 fps
1 hr 50 min
Seeds 39
1.70 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
R
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24.000 fps
1 hr 50 min
Seeds 100+
6.03 GB
3840*1608
English 5.1
R
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23.976 fps
2 hr 12 min
Seeds 73

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Sleepin_Dragon 10 / 10

One of the greatest thrillers of all time.

A hitman is forced to look after twelve year old Matilda, who's family has been killed.

Leon was and will forever be a masterpiece, it is a thought provoking, dramatic and pretty violent thriller, one that will actually challenge you, making you question what's actually happening in front of your eyes.

Violent and bleak in parts, but not lacking some humour, the game of charades for example is a real hoot, and breaks the serious narrative up a little.

Best scene for me, the showdown in The Gent's toilet, where Matilda finally confronts Stan, the acting is off the scale.

The relationship between Leon and Matilda is complex, but one thing that I noticed, is that every aspect of it is driven by Matilda, not Leon, he just goes with the flow.

The acting is phenomenal, there are a trio of first class performances, Jean Reno and Gary Oldman as you'd expect are captivating, but credit to a young Natalie Portman who is on par, defying her young age and inexperience, no wonder.

This amazing film still packs a punch.

10/10.

Reviewed by Xstal 9 / 10

Walk the Line...

Leon is a cleaner for his boss, it's like removing bits of debris when you floss, a variety of tools, he always plays by his set rules, now he's taken in a girl he's come across. She purports to be 18 but she's a child, had to grow up quick with a family that's quite wild, now they have wounds, that won't be healed, after messing with Stansfield, that's left her quite annoyed and somewhat, slightly riled. It's a story of revenge and adolescence, of walking a fine line that may cause offence, but there's chemistry and connection, performances played to perfection, quite original, without too much pretence.

Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and especially Gary Oldman are immense.

Reviewed by akoaytao1234 5 / 10

Missing That Certain Something

NOTE: I watched the extended cut.

IDK about this one. I think its clear that there are things that work in this film. I love the acting especially from Portman and Reno. The cinematography is really good. However, I think this film real problems lies with its story.

Its not really the worst thing. I think its main plot beat is strong enough to move the story itself but I do not know its just went to it and it felt like its just rush. I think it feels in the grand scope of things missing the magnitude that I think the film could went for. In hindsight, maybe its the sound mixing or the pacing of this cut but it just felt lacking. Even more so disappointing is how sexualized Matilda is. I think its just out of no more plot that never really went anywhere. Why even try to imply or add it in the story AND given the hindsight we have, it feels more so exploitative as day passes by.

TLDR. The film has great parts but I do found its story rather rushed and somewhat uneventful.

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