The Legacy (L'Héritage) (2006)

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Three French hipsters and their translator travel through rural Georgia to claim a remote, ruined castle that one of them has inherited. En route, they encounter an old man and his grandchild who are on a journey to carry out a mysterious, morbid ritual designed to end a conflict between warring clans.
Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International , Drama
Directed By: Géla Babluani , Temur Babluani
In Theaters: wide
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Critic Reviews for The Legacy (L'Héritage)

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3)

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Full Review… | October 5, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

Despite its undeniable thematic richness, 'Legacy' marks a slight return for Georgian director Géla Babluani.

Full Review… | September 13, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Containing a bare minimum of suspense and excitement, story unspools like a shaggy dog story missing the punchline.

Full Review… | January 19, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

A unique road movie telling a dark moralistic ethnic tale of a long-lasting blood feud between two village clans with fatal repercussions.

Full Review… | January 21, 2009
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Empire Magazine

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Full Review… | October 5, 2007
BBC.com

Audience Reviews for The Legacy (L'Héritage)

½

In "The Legacy," Patricia(Sylvie Testud) is in Tbilisi, Georgia to look into her inheritance which she learns is little more than a ruin but decides to take a look anyway with her friends Jean(Stanislas Merhar) and Celine(Olga Legrand) filming the process. Since it would be kind to call the car of their interpreter and guide Nikolai(Pascal Bongard) a jalopy, they will have to take a bus for two days to get there. The journey is uneventful until a conversation with a young man(Giorgi Babluani) occurs where Patricia hears something that she does not quite comprehend at first... "The Legacy" is a simple story, yet also deceptive in that it's not really about the characters we thought it was, almost lulling the viewers into a false calm before the story gets to a critical point and everything changes. That structure works well with the movie's central theme of westerners blindly stumbling into a situation that they do not understand and, no matter how wrong it may seem, are warned against interfering. Actually, there is foreshadowing of this early on when Jean gets into a fight which leads to Nikolai being injured, without having thought everything through first.

Walter M.
Walter M.
½

very gripping, and so human. An intrigue filled ride that leaves you thinking. Cinema at it's finest.

Miss Jamie
Miss Jamie
½

Two Americans (Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross) are guests at an old English mansion, where a strange set of events are taking place. A group of powerful individuals are gathered at the estate to receive their inheritance from a dying demonic host. Those who receive the legacy will suffer horrible deaths throughout. There are great scenes with an evil nurse, a mysterious cat, a clawed hand, viscious guard dogs, a dinner scene death, a burning man, and a scalding shower. Escape from the place is not an easy option. Slow-moving, but Patrick McNee and Roger Daltrey are there to entertain with their deaths. It's tame for the most part.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

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