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This film was grotesque and violent, yet thoroughly satisfying. Score another hit for writer Luc Besson!
on July 22, 2015
I felt this was an exciting revenge flick in the best sense and a great contribution to the genre. The female lead was incredibly attractive and the casting was perfect. I missed seeing Johnny Trejo as one of the gangsters but even the durable Mr. Trejo needs an occasional vacation. The action is electrifying with a great premise; a young girl witnesses her parent’s assassination at the hands of drug lords and makes a lifetime commitment to seek revenge. The film has the familiar Luc Besson teacher student relationship scenario with the protagonist requesting her Uncle to train her in the dark arts of the professional assassin, with surprisingly effective results. Much of the situations are contrived for the sake of expedient storytelling and plot development, which is typical in Hollywood films, especially the action and revenge genre, but this movie never fails to deliver excitement, with lots of imaginative cloak and dagger situations, many of them astoundingly grotesque and violent, yet thoroughly satisfying. A must see for fans of the action and revenge genre.