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James Plath
Movie Metropolis
April 7, 2012
If you like the Bond movies, you owe it to yourself to check out "Largo Winch."
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 1, 2011
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.
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 1, 2011
There's so much plot and so many locations in this international finance-steeped thriller that it's one very exhausting but ultimately satisfying rollercoaster.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
November 19, 2011
It won't make anyone forget Bond, of course. But it will do for now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 17, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
November 16, 2011
It's a film that flies through its frantic pace with the greatest of ease, delivering a couple of real surprises along with set pieces that pay sincere homage to Ian Fleming's James Bond books
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
November 15, 2011
An exhilarating, thrilling and thoroughly suspenseful action thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
August 24, 2010
German star Tomer Sisley brings a winning level of charm to Largo, rising to the physicality of the role and injecting humour, but never letting it slip into pastiche.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jordan Mintzer
Variety
July 6, 2010
Euro-financed production throws large chunks of change at a corporate espionage saga spanning several continents, yet most of the money seems to have landed in locations, with too little allocated to the script and stunt departments.
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Miami Herald
December 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
November 23, 2011
Far from a complete disaster, but forgettable in nearly every way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5.0
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 23, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 18, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
November 17, 2011
It stars Kristin Scott Thomas, in one of those French roles she usually excels at. But the movie is a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 17, 2011
About halfway through, the wheeling and dealing becomes so elaborate and the villains so numerous that the only way to enjoy the movie is to let its preposterous story wash over as you sit back and take in the scenery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Nick Schager
Time Out
November 15, 2011
Heavy on tedious convolutions and depressingly light on character depth, suspense or political-economic intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 15, 2011
It's impossible to imagine how anything this convoluted could have already earned a sequel, but it has.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
November 15, 2011
There's little room for the viewer to get his or her footing, particularly when the assumed point of identification is the relative nonentity of a hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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