The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch Reviews

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Miami Herald
December 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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.
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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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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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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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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
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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.
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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.