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Danny The Dog / Unleashed (2005)

Director : Louis Leterrier
Costume Designer : Olivier Beriot
Martial Arts Choreographer : Yuen Woo Ping
Wire Technology : Circle Crew Ltd Philippe Guegan
Production Manager : Thierry Guilmard
Line Producer : Bernard Grenet
Re-recording Mixers :  L Cyril & Francois Joseph Hors
Sound Designer : Vincent Tulli
Music : Massive Attack
Editor : Nicholas Trebasiewicz
Creative Consultant : Robert Mark Kamen
Production Designer : Jacques Burnoir
Cinematographer : Pierre Morel
Co-Producer : Pierre Spengler
Producers : Luc Besson, Jet Li, Steven Chasman
Writer : Luc Besson
Cast : Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Kerry Condon, Vincent Regan, Dylan Brown, Tamer Hassan ,Michael Jenn

Danny was raised as a dog, and when is collar is taken off, he turns into a killing machine. After finding a new way of life from a friendly piano tuner and his adopted daughter, Danny learns that life is more than what he has known for his entire life. He learns of his mother’s fate and is hunted by his former master.

by Edward Tang

I haven’t been a big fan of Jet Li’s work outside of his native Hong Kong. To be honest I tuned out when I heard that he was working with shit holes named DMX and Tom Arnold (Bleh). But Danny the Dog, or also known as Unleashed is the first step in the right direction since he left. Jet actually stretches his acting ability to a key and wins over the audience with his innocent mind and his curious nature. I wasn’t sure if he would be able to act over the talents such as Freeman or Hoskins, but he does a great job. The action doesn’t cease to impress me either, every scene looks good and is easily cut into what is otherwise a very nice story. Expecting an action bonanza or something that will match up to Jet’s earlier fighting scenes probably will leave you dry. But everything in between is solid and makes for a good experience that should leave you satisfied if you look into the picture of simple humanity. 

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