Caleb Johnson’s review published on Letterboxd:
You better believe your homeboy here watched the extended cut of this, and enjoyed every damn minute of it. Though some of the music and lots of the opening scene was a little outdated, (I mean this DID release in 1994) every part of this film was extremely entertaining. It'd be a crime for me to talk about this movie and not mention both Gary Oldman, who is absolutely fucking insane (in the most brilliant of ways) in this, and Natalie Portman, who literally steals the show in every scene she's in despite being only 11 at the time, AND this being her film debut. The movie does a great job of really highlighting the relationship between Léon and Mathilda, so much so that I damn near teared up at the end.
"I think we'll be okay here, Léon."
But then of course, all that shit gets ruined when the movie decides that's an appropriate time to play Sting's "Shape of My Heart" as the camera pans up to, of course, a New York skyline shot before rolling the credits.
So overall, 1/10: needed more milk.