Rent Leon (1994)

4.3 of 5 from 408 ratings
1h 46min
Rent Leon (aka Léon: The Professional) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
From acclaimed director Luc Besson comes the hard-hitting, action-packed thriller, 'Leon'. Gary Oldman plays a corrupt government official whose maniacal greed leads to murder on the streets of New York. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues when he crosses paths with a lone hit-man named Leon (Jean Reno). Caught in the middle is an orphaned 12-year-old girl (Natalie Portman), who can't forgive or forget the man who killed her family.
Actors:
, , , , , Willi One Blood, , Keith A. Glascoe, Randolph Scott, , , , , , Lucius Wyatt Cherokee, , , , , George Martin
Directors:
Producers:
Patrice Ledoux
Writers:
Luc Besson
Aka:
Léon: The Professional
Studio:
Buena Vista
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Thrillers
Countries:
France, New Releases, Action & Adventure, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/01/2001
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
English, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Greek, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/09/2009
Run Time:
133 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director's and theatrical cuts
  • Leon - 10 year retrospective featurette
  • Trailer
  • Jean Reno: The road to Leon - featurette
  • Natalie Portman: Starting young - featurette
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/11/2019
Run Time:
133 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Léon - A Ten Year Retrospective
  • Jean Reno - The Road to Léon
  • Natalie Portman - Starting Young
  • Interview with Jean Reno
  • Interview with Eric Serra

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Reviews (3) of Leon

A strange, violent and haunting film - Leon review by RP

Spoiler Alert
21/01/2012

A strange and haunting film set against a background of violence. Leon (played by Jean Reno) is a hit man. When a neighbouring family is killed by a corrupt cop (well, DEA agent + colleagues) played by a scary and over-the-top Gary Oldman, Leon looks after the only survivor, Mathilda (a remarkable performance from a then 12 year old Natalie Portman). She wants to get revenge on the killers and persuades Leon to teach her his trade. When she confronts the baddies she is easily taken, Leon comes to the rescue, kills all before him – then takes his own life along with the boss baddie. Err, that's it. But what makes the film is the characterisation, and the changing of Leon from a lone emotional cripple to someone who takes on the responsibility of a young girl and begins to care. And caring can be dangerous when you're a hit man. Highly recommended. 5/5 stars.

5 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

Well crafted. Excellent. - Leon review by blackrocket2000

Spoiler Alert
23/12/2017

The other review is a spoiler: please delete it.

Natalie Portman's performance is brilliant, her character is endearing. Jean Russo and Gary Oldman also portray their roles well. But it is the direction, photography of New York and the soundtrack that makes this film one of my favourites. It is violent, and a little over the top at times, but on balance a lovable film, about people trying to get on in the Big Apple.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Leon...hitman extraordinaire..... - Leon review by ng

Spoiler Alert
07/12/2019

 Well worth seeing as the acting and filming come from the top draw . Am I allowed to say I enjoyed the violence ?

4 not 5 stars, as on reflection the story line has more holes than a sieve ! 

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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