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Leon: The Professional Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello

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Mathilda (Natalie Portman), a twelve-year old New York girl, is living an undesirable life among her half-family. Her father stores drugs for a local corrupt cop, Norman Stansfield (Gary Oldman).

One day, Stansfield and his team take cruel revenge on her father for stretching the drugs, killing the whole family. Only Mathilda survives by finding shelter in the apartment of her apartment neighbor, the reclusive Leon(Jean Reno).

Soon, Mathilda finds out about Leon's profession, a brutal, highly skilled contract killer, and seeks his help in taking revenge for her little brother, the only member of the family she cared for, who was killed as well, despite his innocence.

Leon, who is completely unexperienced in fatherly tasks, and in friendships, does his best to keep Mathilda out of trouble. Now, the conflict between a killer, who slowly discovers his abilities to to feel and to care and a corrupt police officer, who does anything in his power to rid himself of the only eye witness to his ruthless crime--Mathilda.
The review of this Movie prepared by a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar
Mathilda, a twelve-year old New York girl, is living an undesirable life among her half-family. Her father stores drugs for two-faced cop Norman Stansfield. Only her little brother keeps Mathilda from breaking apart. One day, Stansfield and his team take cruel revenge on her father for stretching the drugs a little, thus killing the whole family. Only Mathilda, who was out shopping, survives by finding shelter in Léon's apartment in the moment of highest need. Soon, she finds out about the strange neighbour's unusual profession - killing - and desperately seeks his help in taking revenge for her little brother. Léon, who is completely unexperienced in fatherly tasks, and in friendships, does his best to keep Mathilda out of trouble - unsuccessfully. Now, the conflict between a killer, who slowly discovers his abilities to live, to feel, to love and a corrupt police officer, who does anything in his might to get rid of an eye witness, arises to unmeasurable proportions - all for the sake of a little twelve-year old girl, who has nearly nothing to lose.
The review of this Movie prepared by Lola da Chola



Leon (Jean Reno) is a hit man in New York. He lives next door to a little girl, Matilda (Natalie Portman). Mathilda's father, unknown to her, is a drug dealer. When he finds out the Matilda's father took some, he goes and kills the entire family with the exception of Matilda who was shopping. When she comes back and finds her family dead, she goes to her neighbor whom she sees all the time and camps up with him. When she enters his life, everything changes for him. She later announces that she wants to become a hitman just like Leon so she can get revenge on the corrupt cop who slayed her parents. What follows is an exciting and very sensitive tale of a hitman who grows to love a little girl like his own, and the little girl who grows to love him.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michael Gookin








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal becomes sensitive Criminal enemy is...    -   law enforcement gone bad

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   hanging    -   perforation--bullets

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