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Film Review - Cold Blood


25 years ago, Jean Reno starred in “The Professional.” It’s an odd film, but also an excellent one, using the star’s comfort with silent reaction to create a fully European action event that paid close attention to character. Today, Reno participates in “Cold Blood,” a low-budget thriller that’s not all that interested in providing thrills, once again putting the French actor in the role of a muted force of violence, stuck in a dangerous situation with a younger woman. It’s no “Professional” sequel, but writer/director Frederic Petitjean tries to pretend he’s making the new adventures of Leon with the effort, delivering Reno in enforcer mode, only there isn’t a script or a sense of style to back up his wavering commitment to the project. Read the rest at


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