The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (2011)

The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch

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When billionaire Nerio Winch (Miki Manojlovic) is murdered, the focus shifts to his reluctant heir, Largo (Tomer Sisley), to take over the reins of his late father's major international corporation. But first he must overcome the onslaught of drug traffickers, assassins, militia fighters and double-dealing corporate-political traders to fulfill his destiny at the head of the table in this fast-paced Euro action-adventure thriller. -- (C) Music Box Films

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Julien Rappeneau
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 27, 2012
Box Office: $32.1k
Runtime:
Music Box Films - Official Site

Cast


as Largo Winch

as Freddy

as Léa/Naomi

as Mikhail Korsky

as Gauthier

as Melina

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Critic Reviews for The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (11)

Fortunately for the company, Largo turns out to be a formidable knife fighter in the corporate sense; fortunately for this sleek, empty thriller, he turns out to be a formidable knife fighter in the street sense too.

Full Review… | December 1, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Do you sometimes get the feeling that you haven't seen a film before, but you might as well have? All of the ingredients are basic.

Full Review… | November 23, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

It won't make anyone forget Bond, of course. But it will do for now.

Full Review… | November 19, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The generic plot is redeemed by exciting action sequences, good-looking location photography and a hot sex scene involving a femme fatale named Lea.

Full Review… | November 18, 2011
New York Post
Top Critic

There are plenty of twists and just as many bad guys speaking in a wide variety of accents. It's handsome, large-scale escapist fare - and has as its costar the formidable, versatile Kristin Scott Thomas.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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It stars Kristin Scott Thomas, in one of those French roles she usually excels at. But the movie is a mess.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch

½

I somewhat enjoyed this. It had it's moments of fun, intrigue, and action. Some scenes seemed to be cut in an odd way. The storyline was a little odd, also....maybe it's a French thing.

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

This adaptation of a popular French comic book series is trying to be the corporate James Bond, and even succeeds in a couple of moments. Overall it fails to bring anything original to the table, though. In that sense, the 50% critics and 50% users vote makes total sense. There is great potential and sometimes it is used, other parts are so full of stereotypes you have to roll your eyes. Examples? The cinematography is excellent, there are several really beautiful shots. The (few) action scenes are well delivered, especially the final fight on the skyscraper roof. And there are a few twists you actually don't see coming. But then there is the tendency to dispose of every minor character as soon as it isn't needed anymore, which is lame. Just like the villain who explains all his steps to the hero, and the audience. Overall entertaining corporate crime thriller, with maybe a few flash backs too many but potential for more. Perhaps the second part avoided some of the mistakes.

ironclad1609
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Intresting movie,some fine locations used and a so so story to boot.The movie is let down by the lack of any really good action set pieces as its trying to be a sort of james bond wanna be. But part from that its a decent watch with some decent acting.

briandeguelle
Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

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