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01.19.2015

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This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity* and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had to intervene. In each column a defendant is put on trial, arguments are made, and then it is up to YOU, the jury, to decide if the person is guilty or not guilty of crimes against cinema. Their lives are in your hands, dude.

The Defendant

Luc Besson

The Case

The Prosecution: Taken sequels (screenwriter), The Family, Brick Mansions (screenwriter), 3 Days to Kill (screenwriter), Colombiana (screenwriter), Bandidas (screenwriter), Revolver (screenwriter)

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, Luc Besson has written, directed and produced more than 50 movies during his career. The problem is the good-to-bad ratio isn't too hot for his projects.

The prosecution's main issue with the French filmmaker is his screenwriting credits. Mr. Besson helped write recent poorly received films such as the Taken sequels, Brick Mansions, 3 Days to Kill and Colombiana, and while the prosecution may have enjoyed Lockout and From Paris with Love, it's not like their fantastic films. And could someone also please tell Mr. Besson not every action movie needs a sequel?

As for his directorial efforts, the defense is a Lucy fan (which did solid numbers at the box office last year and received decent reviews from critics), but the prosecution thought it was merely OK. Lucy was a step-up from The Family, however it's not as if either movie is as good as say, The Professional or The Fifth Element. Maybe if Mr. Besson didn't spread himself so thin most of his films wouldn't end up in the green over at Rotten Tomatoes.

Now, there are a bunch of his French movies neither the prosecution or the defense has seen (such as his Taxi and Arthur series), so it'll be up to the jury to explain why they should be used as evidence for or against Mr. Besson. But the prosecution is confident that even if those films end up helping him, there's still more than enough evidence to convince the jury Mr. Besson needs to spend some time in Movie Jail.

The Family Luc Besson Robert De Niro Tommy Lee Jones

The Defense: Lucy, Lockout (screenwriter), The Lady, From Paris with Love (screenwriter), District 13: Ultimatum (screenwriter), Taken (screenwriter), Transporter series (screenwriter), Unleashed (screenwriter), District 13 (screenwriter), Kiss of the Dragon (screenwriter), The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, The Fifth Element, The Professional, La Femme Nikita, The Big Blue, Subway

Ladies and gentlemen, the prosecution can bitch about my client's films all he wants, but at least Mr. Besson stays busy. And considering how many projects he's been involved with, the prosecution believes his success rate is actually pretty damn good.

Look, no one is trying to say From Paris with Love, Lockout or even Lucy are classic action flicks, and while they may not be as great as some of my client's older movies like the prosecution claims, they're still a very fun way to kill a couple of hours. Hell, even The Family was an entertaining movie.

But in the prosecution's opinion, there are three movies in particular that will keep my client out of prison: La Femme Nikita, The Professional and The Fifth Element. Most movie buffs hold all three films in high regard, especially The Professional. And don't forget Mr. Besson also helped introduce the world to parkour with his District 13 movies.

Mr. Besson is an excellent action writer and director, and the prosecution doubts the jury will want to lock up the filmmaker. Maybe he has been trying to do too many things at the same time with mixed results, however that doesn't mean he deserves to go to Movie Jail.

Lucy Luc Besson Scarlett Johansson

IN CLOSING...

Have you been unimpressed with Monsieur Besson's recent work and think we should send him to the big house? Or do you believe he's done too much good to be tossed in prison? I ask you, the jury, is writer and director Luc Besson GUILTY or NOT GUILTY?

*The cases for and against a defendant going to Movie Jail by the author are not necessarily his views and opinions but they are some of the beliefs that one would use to effectively make an argument for both sides. Not quite a devil's advocate but you get the point. Anyway, this is all in fun so don't take it too seriously. We have a separate jail for those people called "Troll Tower" and believe me you do NOT want to go there.

WHAT SAY YOU, GUILTY OR NOT?

The Professional Luc Besson Jean Reno

LAST WEEK'S VERDICT

Tammy Melissa McCarthy

Although some of you thought the prosecution "jumped the gun" putting Melissa McCarthy up for Movie Jail, the actress was found GUILTY of all charges in last week's trial. But the court (and several jury members) believe Miss McCarthy is a talented and funny actress, so we're not going to throw the book at her. A couple of months in prison should do her some good, and hopefully Miss McCarthy will find some quality projects to work on after she is released.

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7:47AM on 01/21/2015

GUILTY

I'm french......I can say without a doubt : Besson is the King of shit!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm french......I can say without a doubt : Besson is the King of shit!!!!!!!!!!!!
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7:47AM on 01/21/2015
10:11PM on 01/20/2015

Guilty

Some memorable movie.... but way too many shits

Des films inoubliables, Nikita, Le grand Bleu, Léon, Subway.... Mais il a produit et écrit tellement de navet par la suite...
Some memorable movie.... but way too many shits

Des films inoubliables, Nikita, Le grand Bleu, Léon, Subway.... Mais il a produit et écrit tellement de navet par la suite...
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10:00PM on 01/20/2015

GUILTY

Death penalty
Death penalty
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8:24AM on 01/20/2015

GUILTY

Even though his earlier directorial efforts could give him PROBATION, I can't help but finding him GUILTY, based on his 'screenwriter' skills... Yamakasi ALONE should send him to jail !
Even though his earlier directorial efforts could give him PROBATION, I can't help but finding him GUILTY, based on his 'screenwriter' skills... Yamakasi ALONE should send him to jail !
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6:59AM on 01/20/2015

Not guilty

With La Femme Nikita and the Professional Luc Besson invented the assassin genre.
With La Femme Nikita and the Professional Luc Besson invented the assassin genre.
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8:16PM on 01/20/2015
Because Le Samourai, The Day of the Jackal, and The Killer weren't assassin movies?
Because Le Samourai, The Day of the Jackal, and The Killer weren't assassin movies?
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3:45AM on 01/20/2015

Korbin Dallas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOT GUILITY NO WAY
NOT GUILITY NO WAY
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9:44PM on 01/19/2015

not guilty

I was tempted to say guilty, but then I remembered LEON. I think these movie jail articles should have less directors, honestly. Seeing Ridley Scott and Peter Jackson even up for trial really irritated me...filmmakers have to execute an entire vision and get others to do their best work. I think even a guy like Besson deserves a pass, but some of the actors in his films who are just there for the check...not so much.
I was tempted to say guilty, but then I remembered LEON. I think these movie jail articles should have less directors, honestly. Seeing Ridley Scott and Peter Jackson even up for trial really irritated me...filmmakers have to execute an entire vision and get others to do their best work. I think even a guy like Besson deserves a pass, but some of the actors in his films who are just there for the check...not so much.
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8:17PM on 01/19/2015

Not guilty

The 3 last films I saw that he was involved with ranged from good to great.

Bad choice this week IMO.
The 3 last films I saw that he was involved with ranged from good to great.

Bad choice this week IMO.
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7:04PM on 01/19/2015

Not Guilty

Okay, fine, some of his films haven't been knock-your-socks off great, and when you hit the ground (in mainstream cinema) with "La Femme Nitka", "The Professional", and "The Fifth Element", that can look bad. But I would argue none of his films are bad- "3 Days To Kill' and "The Fanily" aren't perfect but are shit tons of fun. But then we have his extensive and awesome European titles- "The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blac-Sec" is his best film ever! His "Taxi" films are fun (the remake
Okay, fine, some of his films haven't been knock-your-socks off great, and when you hit the ground (in mainstream cinema) with "La Femme Nitka", "The Professional", and "The Fifth Element", that can look bad. But I would argue none of his films are bad- "3 Days To Kill' and "The Fanily" aren't perfect but are shit tons of fun. But then we have his extensive and awesome European titles- "The Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blac-Sec" is his best film ever! His "Taxi" films are fun (the remake is shit, but that's hardly his fault), and he produces no frills action films, in a day and age where that seems to be no longer en vogue. So, definitely not guilty!

Side note- I thought "Lucy" was one of the best films of 2014.
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5:37PM on 01/19/2015

NOT GUILTY!!!!

So not guilty. Everyone has ups and downs in their careers. Has he been part of a few stinkers, sure. However his highs far outweigh his lows. All I need are two movies to grant him tenure for life and those The Fifth Element and The Professional. This man will never be guilty due to those alone. He could make Taken 17 for all I care and he'd still be not guilty lol.
So not guilty. Everyone has ups and downs in their careers. Has he been part of a few stinkers, sure. However his highs far outweigh his lows. All I need are two movies to grant him tenure for life and those The Fifth Element and The Professional. This man will never be guilty due to those alone. He could make Taken 17 for all I care and he'd still be not guilty lol.
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5:00PM on 01/19/2015
Not Guilty!
One film in particular would save him fro a guilty verdict in my book, and he has done some other great flicks on top of that.
Not Guilty!
One film in particular would save him fro a guilty verdict in my book, and he has done some other great flicks on top of that.
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1:58PM on 01/19/2015

Not Guilty

As someone else pointed out (and I'm surprised I agree) his early directorial efforts exempt him from movie jail (as a director he's still got more good than bad). Not to mention he gave Pierre Morel and Louis Letterier their starts. That's not saying he's the greatest screenwriter in the world, but he does supply us with a steady supply of disposable action movies, which are sometimes even really good, with Taken and Unleashed (a.k.a Danny the Dog) as notable examples. Speaking of which, Louis
As someone else pointed out (and I'm surprised I agree) his early directorial efforts exempt him from movie jail (as a director he's still got more good than bad). Not to mention he gave Pierre Morel and Louis Letterier their starts. That's not saying he's the greatest screenwriter in the world, but he does supply us with a steady supply of disposable action movies, which are sometimes even really good, with Taken and Unleashed (a.k.a Danny the Dog) as notable examples. Speaking of which, Louis Letterier and Pierre Morel owe their careers to Besson. By that same token, so does Olivier Megaton, and Besson did hand that notorious Movie-Jail inmate McG a project to head. So I'd argue Olivier Megaton should be tried in his stead.
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2:23PM on 01/19/2015
1) If you think all of his action movies are disposable, why are you defending him?
2) Giving Pierre Morel and Louis Letterier their starts is a good thing?
3) Megaton has only made a few movies so far, so I think we should wait a little.
1) If you think all of his action movies are disposable, why are you defending him?
2) Giving Pierre Morel and Louis Letterier their starts is a good thing?
3) Megaton has only made a few movies so far, so I think we should wait a little.
8:32PM on 01/20/2015
As far as I can tell Olivier Megaton has made zero good movies. Letterier made The Transporter (guilty pleasure) and Danny the Dog (pleasure, no guilt). Pierre Morel made B13, and what's arguably Besson's greatest non-directorial success in the movie Taken (not my favorite movie, but Liam owns the screen for sure). Now, I'm not saying Megaton needs to be tried right now, but he's got a LOT less going for him than Besson, and needs to be cut loose.

And I never said all his action movies were
As far as I can tell Olivier Megaton has made zero good movies. Letterier made The Transporter (guilty pleasure) and Danny the Dog (pleasure, no guilt). Pierre Morel made B13, and what's arguably Besson's greatest non-directorial success in the movie Taken (not my favorite movie, but Liam owns the screen for sure). Now, I'm not saying Megaton needs to be tried right now, but he's got a LOT less going for him than Besson, and needs to be cut loose.

And I never said all his action movies were disposable. But I don't watch his movies expecting to find great substance or drama. Just a loosely strung-together plot where good-looking people kick ass and blow shit up. Sometimes that's good enough.
1:03PM on 01/19/2015
Nope. Not Guilty. The man makes very few 'not so good' movies. I actually really enjoyed Lucy too btw, even though Johansson's performance was a bit wooden to say the least.

Also, haven't checked out movie jail in a while now. It's nice to see Melissa McCarthy get the gavel. That woman is truly an awful actress, and needs to stop being considered funny.
Nope. Not Guilty. The man makes very few 'not so good' movies. I actually really enjoyed Lucy too btw, even though Johansson's performance was a bit wooden to say the least.

Also, haven't checked out movie jail in a while now. It's nice to see Melissa McCarthy get the gavel. That woman is truly an awful actress, and needs to stop being considered funny.
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1:02PM on 01/19/2015

not guilty

The Big Blue is fantastic, 5th Element is crazy cool, The Professional is a classic, Wasabi is fun, Unleashed/Danny the Dog is great, Arthur and the Minimoys is fun, Adele Blancsec is also fun. He has made some of the most entertaining and emotional action sequences on film. Even The Family is entertaining. But yeah he shouldn't spread himself so thin.
The Big Blue is fantastic, 5th Element is crazy cool, The Professional is a classic, Wasabi is fun, Unleashed/Danny the Dog is great, Arthur and the Minimoys is fun, Adele Blancsec is also fun. He has made some of the most entertaining and emotional action sequences on film. Even The Family is entertaining. But yeah he shouldn't spread himself so thin.
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12:45PM on 01/19/2015

NOT GUILTY

I like everything he's been involved in. He know how to make good action films. Wasabi is one of my all time favs.
I like everything he's been involved in. He know how to make good action films. Wasabi is one of my all time favs.
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12:24PM on 01/19/2015
Not Guilty.
Not Guilty.
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12:23PM on 01/19/2015
Not Guilty.
Not Guilty.
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1:06PM on 01/19/2015
Well, you're worse than Melissa McCarthy to say the least.
Well, you're worse than Melissa McCarthy to say the least.
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11:58AM on 01/19/2015
Not guilty!
Put Will Smith on trial!!! He's got a new movie coming out!
Not guilty!
Put Will Smith on trial!!! He's got a new movie coming out!
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1:08PM on 01/19/2015
I'll give you my verdict now. Will Smith = guilty. Unless he's The Fresh Prince, the dude is a talentless waste of time, and even Fresh Prince is borderline garbage. The only thing that saves Fresh Prince is the legendary Jazzy Jeff.
I'll give you my verdict now. Will Smith = guilty. Unless he's The Fresh Prince, the dude is a talentless waste of time, and even Fresh Prince is borderline garbage. The only thing that saves Fresh Prince is the legendary Jazzy Jeff.
2:21PM on 01/19/2015
He already had a trial, so I think we should wait until his next movie comes out before including him in the updates.
He already had a trial, so I think we should wait until his next movie comes out before including him in the updates.
12:52AM on 01/20/2015
REALLY? He had his trial? He was guilty, right?
REALLY? He had his trial? He was guilty, right?
11:31AM on 01/20/2015
He was Not Guilty. Now, this was right after the release of AFTER EARTH,so many voters (myself included) didn't have the chance to see his awful performance. And it was a year before his laughable cameo in a certain movie. If you click on his name on the previous verdicts section, you can read all about it.
He was Not Guilty. Now, this was right after the release of AFTER EARTH,so many voters (myself included) didn't have the chance to see his awful performance. And it was a year before his laughable cameo in a certain movie. If you click on his name on the previous verdicts section, you can read all about it.
11:32AM on 01/19/2015

Guilty

Luc Besson was one of the most interesting filmmakers of the 90's, but since then he has gotten lazy, and hides behind his plethora of lesser proteges who crank out nothing but cheesy action B-movies in which he "produces" for. He is especially guilty for boosting the career of one individual, Olivier Megaton.
Luc Besson was one of the most interesting filmmakers of the 90's, but since then he has gotten lazy, and hides behind his plethora of lesser proteges who crank out nothing but cheesy action B-movies in which he "produces" for. He is especially guilty for boosting the career of one individual, Olivier Megaton.
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10:59AM on 01/19/2015

THIS IS BULLSHIT!!!

Luc Besson has diplomatic immunity. He will never see the inside of a jail! The Professional. The Fifth Element. La Femme Nakita. Those 3 films have made him a Legend. Untouchable. He has no business being a subject for Joblo's shitty movie jail articles.
Luc Besson has diplomatic immunity. He will never see the inside of a jail! The Professional. The Fifth Element. La Femme Nakita. Those 3 films have made him a Legend. Untouchable. He has no business being a subject for Joblo's shitty movie jail articles.
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10:54AM on 01/19/2015

Guilty

Ever since the turn of the century it seems as though he is always desperately trying to recapture his '90s glory. Kudos for trying but desperation stinks man.
Ever since the turn of the century it seems as though he is always desperately trying to recapture his '90s glory. Kudos for trying but desperation stinks man.
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10:51AM on 01/19/2015

Not Guilty

Most of the prosecution's case rests on the purported value of Mr. Besson's screenwriting, yet the prosecutor has yet to read a single one of his scripts and is basing his argument on his appreciation of the finished films which we all know is largely the product of the director, producers and the editors. Bring them all in if we're going to jail Mr. Luc Besson.

I argue that as a director and producer he's been a solid if not talented film maker and the prosecutor has no case. Throw this
Most of the prosecution's case rests on the purported value of Mr. Besson's screenwriting, yet the prosecutor has yet to read a single one of his scripts and is basing his argument on his appreciation of the finished films which we all know is largely the product of the director, producers and the editors. Bring them all in if we're going to jail Mr. Luc Besson.

I argue that as a director and producer he's been a solid if not talented film maker and the prosecutor has no case. Throw this one out, Mr. Besson is innocent of all crimes.
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2:19PM on 01/19/2015
Whenever a movie turns out to be very different from the script, the general public finds out. I doubt Besson's scripts were altered.
Whenever a movie turns out to be very different from the script, the general public finds out. I doubt Besson's scripts were altered.
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10:43AM on 01/19/2015

Not Guilty

They may well not stand the test of time but I don't think I've seen a movie of his that I didn't enjoy at the time of watching it.
They may well not stand the test of time but I don't think I've seen a movie of his that I didn't enjoy at the time of watching it.
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1:10PM on 01/19/2015
I think The Fifth Element stands the test of any time in my opinion.
I think The Fifth Element stands the test of any time in my opinion.
4:58PM on 01/19/2015
Perhaps...been a long time since I saw it...but I was speaking generally about his movies.
Perhaps...been a long time since I saw it...but I was speaking generally about his movies.
10:21AM on 01/19/2015

GUILTY!

Besson doesn't even deserve a defense! The guy made 2 cool flicks (I think we can all agree that The Professional and The Fifth Element were excellent pieces of entertainment, but nothing more) and by now I'm pretty sure the quality of these films was mere luck! If he was a professional boxer and had only won 2 times over a 50 match carreer, we'd all be screeming "get out of there, quit now while you still can! You're not cut out for this Luc!"
Besson doesn't even deserve a defense! The guy made 2 cool flicks (I think we can all agree that The Professional and The Fifth Element were excellent pieces of entertainment, but nothing more) and by now I'm pretty sure the quality of these films was mere luck! If he was a professional boxer and had only won 2 times over a 50 match carreer, we'd all be screeming "get out of there, quit now while you still can! You're not cut out for this Luc!"
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2:17PM on 01/19/2015
Cool analogy.
Cool analogy.
9:24AM on 01/19/2015

Lucy in the Defense?

Maybe JoBlo should spend some time in Movie Jail.
Maybe JoBlo should spend some time in Movie Jail.
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10:07AM on 01/19/2015
Hell yeah! I thought Lucy was the final nail in the coffin!
Hell yeah! I thought Lucy was the final nail in the coffin!
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8:48AM on 01/19/2015

Career average: 3.7/10.

Before I start, I want to address something: You said that you didn't include the TAXI and ARTHUR movies because you haven't seen them. Does that mean that if a movie is listed in either the Prosecution or Defense you've seen it? Somewhere around 2013 you started to include every movie the defendants have worked in. If you've seen them all, I'm amazed.

Why is THE LADY on the Defense? It was a critical and financial failure (and I'm glad it was beacuse it sucked). It was one of Besson's
Before I start, I want to address something: You said that you didn't include the TAXI and ARTHUR movies because you haven't seen them. Does that mean that if a movie is listed in either the Prosecution or Defense you've seen it? Somewhere around 2013 you started to include every movie the defendants have worked in. If you've seen them all, I'm amazed.

Why is THE LADY on the Defense? It was a critical and financial failure (and I'm glad it was beacuse it sucked). It was one of Besson's attempts at a different genre which he does every now and then. He used to succeed at it in the '90s, but not anymore. Don't get me wrong. LUCY is a guilty pleasure of mine, but if you put the entertaining action (it was one of Besson's best directings in a while IMHO) aside, it's a very stupid movie. I hated his other sci-fi flick 5TH ELEMENT. I wasn't impressed by the westerns BANDIDAS and MELQUIADES ESTRADA nor by the comedies PHILLIP MORRIS and THE FAMILY.

As for his action movies, can you even tell them apart? I can't. I liked LEON; I thought 3 DAYS TO KILL was passable; I didn't like COLOMBIANA; I hated DISTRICT B13 and TAKEN as well as their sequels (I haven't seen TAK3N, but I doubt I'll like it).

I think he's Guilty. I'll understand if you disagree and don't want to send him to Movie Jail, but you must agree that he deserves some punishment (even a fine) for remaking his movies. Specially BRICK MANSIONS. It wasn't just bad; Besson & co. didn't even understand what made parkour cool and so they over-edited the movie.

Next week: My instinct tells me Michael Mann (because of BLACKHAT), but I'm sure people will vote Not Guilty because "his classics outweigh his recent misfires".
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8:39AM on 01/19/2015

Not Guilty

The guy has done some solid films in his career and obviously has some talent left in the tank. A few misses, but they're passable films, not horrible in any standard.
The guy has done some solid films in his career and obviously has some talent left in the tank. A few misses, but they're passable films, not horrible in any standard.
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10:30AM on 01/19/2015
Taken 2 and 3, The Transporter 1, 2 and 3, Taxi 2, 3, 4 and it's american remake, Unleashed, From Paris With Love, Lockout, Lucy and the upcoming Transporter reboot... Sorry but these are all featured next to the definition of horrible in the dictionnary!
Taken 2 and 3, The Transporter 1, 2 and 3, Taxi 2, 3, 4 and it's american remake, Unleashed, From Paris With Love, Lockout, Lucy and the upcoming Transporter reboot... Sorry but these are all featured next to the definition of horrible in the dictionnary!
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8:05AM on 01/19/2015

Not guilty

How could Luc deserve Movie Jail when he has earned a spot in the Grindhouse Drive In Hall of Fame?
How could Luc deserve Movie Jail when he has earned a spot in the Grindhouse Drive In Hall of Fame?
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7:20AM on 01/19/2015

Not Guilty

Netforce is right : he is hit and miss, but the hits are far more valuables than the misses !
Besides his work as Producer has provided us some guilty pleasures :TAKEN, FROM PARIS WITH LOVE, KISS OF THE DRAGON, UNLEASHED, DISTRICT 13
Netforce is right : he is hit and miss, but the hits are far more valuables than the misses !
Besides his work as Producer has provided us some guilty pleasures :TAKEN, FROM PARIS WITH LOVE, KISS OF THE DRAGON, UNLEASHED, DISTRICT 13
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7:49AM on 01/19/2015
Hey, thanks, man.
Hey, thanks, man.
7:19AM on 01/19/2015

Not guilty

This guy is a great fucking director , but as a producer he doesn't give a fuck what he releases. I hope he direct another movie based on a hitmen , that would be bad ass.
This guy is a great fucking director , but as a producer he doesn't give a fuck what he releases. I hope he direct another movie based on a hitmen , that would be bad ass.
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7:15AM on 01/19/2015
Not guilty, I haven't seen most of his recent output but the fact he directed my favorite film Leon I feel he deserves a lifetime pass
Not guilty, I haven't seen most of his recent output but the fact he directed my favorite film Leon I feel he deserves a lifetime pass
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7:01AM on 01/19/2015
Not guilty. His filmography is both hit and miss. But the guy directed Leon, La Femme Nikita and The Fifth Element. His later works may not be up to those standards but enjoyable nonetheless. Not guilty for me.
Not guilty. His filmography is both hit and miss. But the guy directed Leon, La Femme Nikita and The Fifth Element. His later works may not be up to those standards but enjoyable nonetheless. Not guilty for me.
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