Léon: The Professional Review

Screen Shot 2015-08-22 at 5.02.01 PM  Luc Besson’s The Professional is a really nice film to watch any afternoon if you don’t know what to do, with underrated performances, a really nice father-daughter dynamic, and really good action. First of all lets talk about Natalie Portman and as ridiculous as this sounds, I actually believe this to be one of her most underrated performances, creating a realistic combination of a deadly but also sweet child, as well as creating a strong emotional bond between her character and Reno’s, making one believe the chemistry between the leads. Now lets move on to the rest of the cast, Reno is Reno, and he’s really good at it, but the standout is Gary Oldman as the antagonist, just perfect casting, then again you can cast Oldman as anything and he’ll probably pull it off. Okay, so performance wise the film is really good, the story about an assassin mentoring a child is great, and it holds up due to the chemistry between the leads, and even though I have issues with the unrealistic ending, I still always end up with a smile by the time the film ends. With that final sentence I rate The Professional a 77 out of 100.

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