Léon: The Professional
Homework - February 15, 2021
This movie is the perfect blend of action and drama, and the character exploration is what sets it apart as a top-tier movie.
The villains are unapologetically led by a corrupt and vicious cop played by Gary Oldman who is, as always, delightfully over-the-top and commanding. Jean Reno is a gentile and quiet assassin who, despite being a murderer, is a believably lovable protagonist.
The relationship with him and Portman is at times uncomfortable, but the gritty world this kid comes from is understandably what drives her behavior and her keen interest in Léon’s chosen profession.
Currently streaming on Starz and DirecTV in the US, as well as Netflix Canada, this explosive drama is a must see.