Mona Lisa (1986) ****

Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa (1986) is an engaging neo-noir that features top notch performances by Bob Hoskins as an ex-convict chaperoning Cathy Tyson's call girl. This unconventional working arrangement has a rocky start but soon blossoms into a complex relationship wherein the two care for each other, despite their faults and social statures. Recommended for fans of Taxi Driver (1976), Hardcore (1979) and The Long Good Friday (1980).

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