Watch: Unleashed 2005 123movies, Full Movie Online – Two men cut off from the world in different ways become unlikely friends and protectors in this offbeat action drama. Danny (Jet Li) is a physically powerful but emotionally stunted man; never given any sort of proper education, Danny has learned little in his lifetime but how to fight, and his minder, Bart (Bob Hoskins), treats him more like a guard dog than anything else, using him in illegal no-holds-barred brawls that earn Bart plenty of money but only reinforce Danny’s violent alienation. When Bart is injured in an auto accident, Danny is left to fend for himself, and stumbles upon Sam (Morgan Freeman), an elderly piano tuner who has lost his sight. Sam is the first person to treat Danny with kindness, and the music he plays soothes the troubled soul of the fighter. However, Danny’s fighting skills soon come in handy when Sam runs afoul of a pack of small-time crooks who believe he knows too much about their operations..
Plot: Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his “master,” Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When Bart’s crew is in a car accident, Danny escapes and meets a blind, kindhearted piano tuner who takes him in and uses music to free the fighter’s long-buried heart.
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A surprisingly good movie
When I first saw the preview for this movie I was excited. But not because it looked like a stellar movie, I just like Jet Li. I am a huge fan of martial arts movies. I like them all from Seven Samurai to your comedic Jackie Chan movie. When I left this movie I was even more excited. Not only were the fight scenes unbelievably intense and well coordinated, but the acting was quite good. Of course Morgan Freeman was great, as in every movie. But the nod has to go to Jet Li for his performance as Danny the Dog. I knew he could fight but this movie elevated him to an actor in my book, and not just a martial artist. His transformation from an animal to human was acted with a certain finesse that you expect from a good movie. The characters were well written and well acted all around. The bad guys were creepy, Jet Li was believable, and they had Morgan Freeman to lead the movie in to excellence. My vote see it, and watch it more than once to see all the aspects of the movie.
A Brutal-Yet-Touching Film
For a martial arts picture, “Unleashed” was above average because it had some heart and soul to it…..not just people beating the crap out of one another for two straight hours.
However, be wary of those who claim this isn’t an action film. That’s not true: there is a lot of action, quite a bit of brutality and profanity, mostly by Bob Hoskins’ character “Bart” in this movie. Hoskins plays profane, nasty slave-owner who has locked up and trained “Danny” (Jet Li) to be the ultimate fighting machine. Once Danny is “unleashed” (literally) he’s a killer and helps the gangster Bart in his criminal work.
Then, in a moment of further greed, Hoskins agrees to enter his man in a death match with a lot of money at stake. That match turns out to be a farce with Danny winning in a matter of seconds. The other promoter wants a rematch, and with more entertainment. In the meantime, however, Danny escapes his captors and winds up at the house of an older blind American, “Sam,” played by Morgan Freeman. He and his 18-year-old daughter “Natalie” (Kelly Condon) befriend young Danny, slowly bringing him out of his “animal” state. Everyone discovers Danny has some very human characteristics and is basically a nice, gentle guy. The family helps uncover that through music (piano playing, to be exact). These are all touching scenes.
But then – and this is almost a cliché in these kind of films – the bad guy comes back, snatches him away and his former bad life comes back….except Danny is a changed man. How he can get out of this latest predicament and what happens to this new “adopted” family, takes up the rest of the story. That last part has the same thing: ultra-violent and touching scenes.
Jet Li does an excellent job in here, not only displaying his amazing physical talents but also showing us he has warmth in his face and heart.
Overall: a brutal, yet touching film: an odd combination.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director Louis Leterrier
Writer Luc Besson
Actors Jet Li, Bob Hoskins, Morgan Freeman
Country United Kingdom, France, United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Technovision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Super 35 (source format), Digital Intermediate (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema