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Parents Guide for
Léon: The Professional (1994) More at IMDbPro »Léon (original title)

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A man and woman kiss in a sexual manner in a bathroom

A 12-year-old girl tells the hotel manager that Leon is not her father but in fact her lover (a lie).

The 12 year old girl keeps talking about how she loves leon, and wants to have it with him

9/10 - The violence here is pretty graphic, but the film focuses more on the romance than the action so it's pretty infrequent.

A man pulls someone off of a balcony and you hear them scream as they fall.

A man shoots someone. While you do not see the bullet hit, you do see a large amount of blood and brain matter splatter on a nearby wall.

A man shoots a person in a bathtub at close range with a shotgun. The bubbles hide most of the blood.

A man shoots a girl with a shotgun (not graphic) but you do see a bloody wound for a second.

A small boy is shot dead. This is not shown, however it is discussed heavily throughout the film and you see the killer trying to shoot the boy. This scene is extremely intense

A man is shot twice (he slides down a wall). He tries to crawl away, but the shooter follows him, standing over him shooting him in the back a few times before killing him. The body is seen later in the film. (blood on the floor and blood spray at the impact of each bullet)

A man walks into a room and shoots two people in the head with considerable blood spray

A man shoots numerous SWAT team members. We hear gunshots and see three or four dead bodies. We see brief bloody spray.

A man is shot at the back of the head, he collapses to the ground and we see a pool of blood.


Some strong, but mostly infrequent language. Several uses of "fuck", "shit" and "bitch"; much of it spoken by a 12-year-old girl. Religious exclamations including "goddamn".


Stansfield takes some kind of psychoactive pill twice during the film; he also lights up a cigarette in one scene.

12-year-old Mathilda smokes, but quits when Leon tells her to. She is seen later smoking in secret.

Tony is shown drinking several times at his bar

At a restaurant, a 12-year-old girl gets drunk.


Themes of dirty cops and a small girl training to be an assassin may upset some people

There is a rather long scene where an entire family with young children is executed one by one.

There is also an undercurrent of sexual tension between a pre-adolescent girl and a much older man.


Not suitable for children or young persons

Rated R for scenes of strong graphic violence, and for language (original rating)
Argentina:16 / Australia:R18+ (original rating) / Australia:M (tv rating) / Australia:MA15+ (re-rating) (2010) / Brazil:14 / Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Chile:18 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-15 (2009) (director's cut) (DVD rating) / Finland:K-18 (1995) / Finland:K-16 (1995) (VHS) (cut) / France:12 / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:IIB (director's cut) / Hungary:18 / Iceland:16 / Israel:PG / Italy:T / Japan:R-15 / Japan:PG12 (director's cut) (2014) / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/16 / Russia:16+ / Singapore:NC-16 / Singapore:PG (cut) / South Korea:18 (director's cut) / South Korea:18 (original rating) / South Korea:15 (DVD rating) (2002) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 (original rating) / UK:15 (re-rating) (2009) / USA:Unrated (director's cut) / USA:R (original rating)

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