As visually stylish as it is graphically violent, this thriller directed by Luc Besson concerns Math... read moreilda (Natalie Portman), a 12-year-old girl living in New York City who has been exposed to the sordid side of life from an early age: her family lives in a slum and her abusive father works for drug dealers, cutting and storing dope. Mathilda doesn't much care for her parents, but she has a close bond with her four-year-old brother. One day, she returns from running an errand to discover that most of her family, including her brother, have been killed in a raid by corrupt DEA agents, led by the psychotic Stansfield (Gary Oldman). Mathilda takes refuge in the apartment of her secretive neighbor, Leon (Jean Reno), who takes her in with a certain reluctance. She discovers that Leon is a professional assassin, working for Tony (Danny Aiello), a mob kingpin based in Little Italy. Wanting to avenge the death of her brother, Mathilda makes a deal with Leon to become his protégée in exchange for work as a domestic servant, hoping to learn the hitman's trade and take out the men who took her brother's life. However, an affection develops between Leon and Mathilda that changes his outlook on his life and career. Besson's first American film boasted a strong performance from Jean Reno, a striking debut by Natalie Portman, and a love-it-or-hate-it, over-the-top turn by Gary Oldman. Léon was originally released in the U.S. in 1994 as The Professional, with 26 minutes cut in response to audience preview tests. Those 26 minutes were restored in the director's preferred cut, released in 1996 in France as Léon: Version Intégrale and in the U.S. on DVD as Léon: The Professional in 2000. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Bruges (pronounced "broozh"), the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a we... read morelcoming destination for travelers from all over the world. But, for hit men Ray and Ken, it could be their final destination. A difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London boss Harry to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks. Very much out of place amidst the gothic architecture, canals, and cobbled streets, the two hit men fill their days living the lives of tourists. Ray, still haunted by the bloodshed in London, hates the place, while Ken, even as he keeps a fatherly eye on Ray's often profanely funny exploits, finds his mind and soul being expanded by the beauty and serenity of the city. But, the longer they stay waiting for Harry's call, the more surreal their experience becomes, as they find themselves in weird encounters with locals, tourists, violent medieval art, a dwarf American actor shooting a European art film, Dutch prostitutes, and a potential romance for Ray in the form of Chloë, who may have some dark secrets of her own. And, when the call from Harry does finally come, Ken and Ray's vacation becomes a life-and-death struggle of darkly comic proportions and surprisingly emotional consequences.
. It's in Belgium. Ray on his first job ever as a hitman botches it by accidentally killing a young boy. Now, in Bruges, he waits with his friend Ken
Reviewed 3 years days ago
Best Hitman Comedy since Grosse Point Blank. This surpasses the Cusak vehicle with its heart, orig
Reviewed 4 years days ago
.. imma try keepin it short.. a hitman (collin) bullet accidentally hit an innocent boy in church got a free vacation by his boss al
The life of an anonymous assassin takes an unexpected turn when he travels to Thailand to complete a... read more series of contract killings. Joe a remorseless hitman, is in Bangkok to execute four enemies of a ruthless crime boss named Surat. He hires Kong, a street punk and pickpocket, to run errands for him with the intention of covering his tracks by killing him at the end of the assignment. Strangely, Joe, the ultimate lone wolf, instead finds himself mentoring the young man while simultaneously being drawn into a tentative romance with a local shop girl. As he falls further under the sway of Bangkok's intoxicating beauty, Joe begins to question his isolated existence and let down his guard ...just as Surat decides it's time to clean house
A generic hitman film we've all seen before, with the cliche "last job". Cage dwells without his charm and the
Reviewed 3 months days ago
A movie about a contract hitman who finds compassion within the world of killing, not original by any means as we've seen thi
Reviewed 2 years days ago
e they did it, while others left ya guessing! And, the end of the movie - total shock! Nick plays a hitman who's there to pull off 4 jobs, but...2 end up...not so well off. Entwined with a love story
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A taxi driver is unexpectedly taken on the ride of his life in this stylish thriller from acclaimed ... read moredirector Michael Mann. Max (Jamie Foxx) is a cab driver who hopes to some day open his own limo company; one night behind the wheel begins promisingly when he picks up Annie (Jada Pinkett Smith), an attorney working with the federal government who is attractive, friendly, and gives him her business card after paying her fare. Max thinks his luck is getting even better when his next fare, Vincent (Tom Cruise), offers him several hundred dollars in cash if he'll be willing to drop him off, wait, and pick him up at five different spots over the course of the evening. Max agrees, but he soon realizes Vincent isn't just another guy with errands to run -- Vincent is an assassin who has been paid to murder five people who could put the leaders of a powerful drug trafficking ring behind bars in an upcoming trial. As circumstances force Max to do Vincent's bidding, the cabbie has to find a way to prevent Vincent from killing again and save his own skin, a task that becomes especially crucial when he discovers Annie is one of the names on Vincent's hit list. Collateral also stars Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, and Bruce McGill as police detectives hot on Vincent's trail. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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Tom Cruise as a hitman was and absolute treat. Especially in the beginning when he has a cameo with Jason Statham. J
Reviewed 4 days days ago
....... Jamie Foxx killed Tom Cruise?! very unrealistic. How does a hired hitman, miss his shots, but a taxi driver, who is a pussy, can aim accurate. baloney!
Reviewed 23 months days ago
On one unlucky night a cab driver picks up a man who coincidently turns out to be a hitman. The hitman has five targets he is assigned to kill that night and he decides to use this unf