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Summary A go-for-broke thriller about a professional assassin whose work becomes dangerously personal. Calling himself a "cleaner", the mysterious Leon (Reno) is New York's top hitman. When his next-door neighbors are murdered, Leon becomes the unwilling guardian of the family's sole survivor - 12-year-old Mathilda (Portman), but Mathilda doesn'...

Directed By: Luc Besson

Written By: Luc Besson

The Professional

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 12 Critic Reviews
64
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 575 User Ratings
8.5
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Summary A go-for-broke thriller about a professional assassin whose work becomes dangerously personal. Calling himself a "cleaner", the mysterious Leon (Reno) is New York's top hitman. When his next-door neighbors are murdered, Leon becomes the unwilling guardian of the family's sole survivor - 12-year-old Mathilda (Portman), but Mathilda doesn'...

Directed By: Luc Besson

Written By: Luc Besson

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 12 Critic Reviews
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67% Positive
8 Reviews
25% Mixed
3 Reviews
8% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 12 Critic Reviews
64
67% Positive
8 Reviews
25% Mixed
3 Reviews
8% Negative
1 Review

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Universal Acclaim Based on 575 User Ratings
8.5
91% Positive
526 Ratings
4% Mixed
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Universal Acclaim Based on 575 User Ratings
8.5
91% Positive
526 Ratings
4% Mixed
25 Ratings
4% Negative
24 Ratings

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Production Company Columbia Pictures, Gaumont, Les Films du Dauphin
Release Date Nov 18, 1994
Duration 1 h 50 m
Rating R
Tagline If you want the job done right, hire a professional.
César Awards, France
7 Nominations
Awards Circuit Community Awards
• 2 Wins & 5 Nominations
Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA
• 2 Wins & 2 Nominations