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Brief Unleashed Review

Published May 13, 2005 in Movie Review
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Rogue Pictures
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Hey gang, I just got back from viewing the Luc Besson film Unleashed and have a quick review for all of you. This review is meant for the people that are considering seeing this film tonight, and I will also have a full review up shortly.

Unleashed Review

In short, go see this movie. If you liked The Professional [aka Leon], you will also like Unleashed. Actually, I had predicted that the two films would be very similar and I now know that this is true. However, instead of guns, there are lots of punches and kicks flying in the Jet Li / Morgan Freeman film.

Everything about Unleashed was done wonderfully. The fight scenes are crisp, the acting [including Jet Li] is excellent, and the story is great. One thing I love about Luc Besson is he knows how to control the emotion of a film; even in an action film. But make no mistake, Unleashed was not created just to show off Jet Li's fighting abilities. Except for the first and last act, the movie is entirely about family, coming of age, and ultimate redemption.

Now, for those of you out there who like action I will say this: When the fight scenes do happen they are as beautiful as they are brutal. There is just something so gritty and real about every fight sequence that I felt myself tensing in my chair.

In the end, Unleashed is a solid film. Luc Besson didn't try to create something mind blowing nor something like Revenge of the Sith. Instead, he chose a unique, yet simple, story that combines action, love, and music flawlessly-- and that really is something.

I am going to give Unleashed 9 or 8 out of 10 cans. The only reason it may get an eight is I had a small little issue with the end of the final action sequence. However, I think I can easily let it go [it's not a silly fight movie either].

For the trailer, stills, pics, clips, and synopsis, go to the Unleashed Movie Page.

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