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UNLEASHED (2005) ***

Jet Li stars as Danny, a man who has been trained since he was very young to be a guard dog by sleazy gangster Bob Hoskins. When they get separated, Danny gets taken in by a blind piano teacher (Morgan Freeman) and his daughter who teach Danny how to live a normal life and eat ice cream. But Hoskins comes back looking for Danny and puts him in an underground illegal to the death UFC type matches. Danny has to fight to save his new family and his life.

My big problem with this movie is that Danny has a dog collar and when Hoskins takes it off; he goes crazy and beats the shit out of everybody. If that’s the case, why is it called Unleashed? Shouldn’t it be called Uncollared? Oh well. Director Louis Leterrier and writers Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen (who also wrote Li’s Kiss of the Dragon together) deliver an entertaining action movie with lofty dramatic aspirations. While it doesn’t achieve the latter, it does quite well in the former category.

AKA: Danny the Dog.
Tags: action, jet li, kung fu, u
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