The Good, the Bad and the Bogus: Movie Hit Men

Nov 26, 2012 Comments
Leon (Good)

For many of us, our first introduction to Jean Reno, and Luc Besson for that matter, was the crime drama The Professional (aka Leon). In the film, Reno plays a hit man unparalleled in his skills in the deadly art of assassination. He forms an unusual mentor relationship with a 12-year-old girl whose family is murdered. Though there is a bittersweet tenderness in their bond, the opening scene in which Leon takes out an entire room of villains one by one, unseen until only the final mark remains, more than cements his status as a professional.

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