The Heir Apparent: Largo WinchClosed Captioning
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When Billionaire Nerio Winch is murdered, the focus shifts to his reluctant adopted heir, Largo, 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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 18
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 5.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: 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.
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: 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.
Rotten: It's impossible to imagine how anything this convoluted could have already earned a sequel, but it has.
If the tomato meter critics are to be believed there are already plans for a sequel which I am looking forward to.
When dealing with the world of high finance nothing is as it seems and this movie is no exception. All the characters are mysterious. You never really know where their true allegiance lies.
Aside from the Largo character itself I was really impressed by Melanie Thierry's (the girl from Babylon A.D.) character whose name changed repeatedly. As an assassin / spy / ?? she was always changing it up. You never know whose side she is on or why. Hopefully it is a relationship they explore more in part 2.
This movies biggest downfall was the editing. If you can get past the rather ham handed job they did jumping back and forth in the story line telling how Largo was found and raised with what is actually going on then you will find a rather well thought out story.
Fun little romp. Not nearly as confusing as the reviews make it out to be.
Best movie seen in a long time. The plot is quite unpredictable.