Unleashed

  • 18
  • Louis Leterrier (2005)
  • Fr / US / UK
  • 97 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Now, here's a weird one: martial arts star Jet Li plays a sort of human Rottweiler, who has been raised and kept caged like an animal, and is only unleashed when gangster Bob Hoskins needs him to do the one thing he knows - fight. Set in Glasgow (though you'd scarcely credit it from the accents), this has Li rediscovering his humanity, courtesy of the relationship he builds with blind piano tuner Morgan Freeman. As with most Li films, the best bits are the action ones: they're fast, brutal and with a feel of the real about them. Unlike most Li films, the in-between bits are quite good, too - odd, but interesting. While this will appeal mainly to his hardcore fans, there's some potential interest for a wider audience, and this is certainly Li's most interesting non-Hong Kong work to date.

Plot Summary

Martial arts action thriller starring Jet Li, Bob Hoskins and Morgan Freeman. A man kept prisoner by a mobster since childhood and trained to be a human "attack dog" has his first chance to experience compassion and humanity - and rebel against his master - when he meets a blind piano tuner.

Cast and crew

Cast

Danny
Jet Li
Sam
Morgan Freeman
Bart
Bob Hoskins
Victoria
Kerry Condon
Raffles
Vincent Regan
Lefty
Dylan Brown
Georgie
Tamer Hassan
Wyeth
Michael Jenn
Distinguished lady
Phyllida Law
Maddy
Carole Ann Wilson

Crew

Director
Louis Leterrier

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
UIP
Guidance: 
May be edited for language and violence.
Available on DVD
Released 19 Aug 2005
Certificate 18
Distributor:
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Categories
Drama

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