Coincidentally she meets with a hitman who teaches her his trade. Mathilda is this feisty 12 yr old girl kudos to Natalie Portman who means business if she wants to do something. Just like going all alone to track down Stansfield. Firing bullets out the window, playing russian roulette.
From teen assassin to Jackie Kennedy: Natalie Portman's life and career in pictures
Parents Guide - IMDb
There are people usually men who always want to argue and get defensive about this. Sure, the movie has bad ass, visually stylish scenes for the 90s. A cold assassin moved by circumstances to care for a traumatized child and help her get revenge on corrupt law enforcement for the murder of her family is a cool, thrilling plot. Portman, at years old, excitedly took on this role for these reasons and had to beg her parents to let her do it. This is the movie that really showed off her acting abilities and sparked her illustrious career. Of course, some say that we should be more concerned with how a child is involved with graphic gun violence in this film than with the sexual undertones.