La Femme Nikita (Nikita) Reviews

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November 24, 2020
Nikita starts out as a callous sociopath, raging violently against the world, but she learns to get in touch with her emotions while being trained to become an unfeeling assassin.
September 14, 2020
Luc Besson's script and direction would prove inspirational to subsequent movies, crafting a blueprint for a number of likeminded spy yarns.
January 15, 2012
A cool sensory indulgence, but irksomely lightweight.
October 11, 2011
[VIDEO] Before it spawned a cornucopia of television series knock-offs, writer/director Luc Besson's stylized 1990 French crime thriller set a new standard for the girl-with-a-gun movie trope.
September 7, 2011
January 1, 2011
Beware Nikita. Not for kids.
January 9, 2009
A spy version of Pygmalion, complete with perverse romance, Nikita was well ahead of the curve when it came to women warriors as modern shoot-'em-up stars [Blu-ray].
July 16, 2007
This Besson thriller sparked many a wannabes, but it's clear this film stands on its own two feet, and kicks you in the head.
September 17, 2006
April 13, 2006
Very stylish and wicked, but it's the magnetic title performance that makes it a classic.
September 11, 2005
July 3, 2005
February 7, 2005
February 4, 2005
Superb thriller scored to Eurotrash synth pop, La Femme Nikita sets out a whole world of espionage and violence, and engages with a wild yet sympathetic lead.
August 25, 2004
May 28, 2004
November 28, 2003
Waaaay overrated by most, but still fun.
November 5, 2003
July 22, 2003
What makes the movie so captivating is Anne Parillaud's wild performance.
June 29, 2003
With a good cast, slick production values, and gritty action, it passes an enjoyable two hours.
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