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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film; bare-bones DVD
The DVD unfortunately has no extras except for a trailer. Transfer (in 2:35) is very good. There are no subtitles for the English-speaking parts, but there are English subtitles whenever the language spoken is not English.

The film is excellent. Sadly a bit unknown, probably because of its French/international personality, but it's certainly better than the...
Published on 2 Mar. 2011 by fommes

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Glossy and undemanding
Largo Winch is one of those big glossy disposable action films that France regularly turns out to prove that they can do that sort of thing as well as Hollywood. Based on a hugely popular series of Belgian novels and later comic books and clearly intended as a jetsetting James Bond-like franchise, Anthony Zimmer director Jerome Salle's film kicks off with Miki...
Published on 17 Nov. 2010 by Trevor Willsmer


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film; bare-bones DVD, 2 Mar. 2011
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The DVD unfortunately has no extras except for a trailer. Transfer (in 2:35) is very good. There are no subtitles for the English-speaking parts, but there are English subtitles whenever the language spoken is not English.

The film is excellent. Sadly a bit unknown, probably because of its French/international personality, but it's certainly better than the James Bond films of the last 40-ish years. It's very entertaining, and a very good adventure thriller in its own right: the plot and script are very tight, the direction is excellent (with the tension actually depending on direction rather than Bourne-ish shaky cams, and with great emphasis on location), and the pacing is very even and decently built. Finally: Alexandre Desplat's score really is the icing on the cake. Certainly in the top three of action scores in the decade. Highly recommended film, certainly for this ridiculously low price!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Glossy and undemanding, 17 Nov. 2010
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Trevor Willsmer (London, England) - See all my reviews
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Largo Winch is one of those big glossy disposable action films that France regularly turns out to prove that they can do that sort of thing as well as Hollywood. Based on a hugely popular series of Belgian novels and later comic books and clearly intended as a jetsetting James Bond-like franchise, Anthony Zimmer director Jerome Salle's film kicks off with Miki Manojlovic's billionaire murdered on his yacht, throwing the fifth largest conglomerate into the world into panic until it emerges that he had a secret adopted son (Tomer Sisley) to whom he's left 65% of the shares. Of course, what with a hostile takeover bid from a shady Russian gunrunner (who helpfully introduces himself with "I'm the story's bad guy"), a traitor in the company's ranks and the odd attempt on his life, this is more interested in chases in exotic locations from Hong Kong and South America to not-so-exotic Croatia than boardroom manipulations. As such it's a slick, enjoyable and forgettable package with no surprises - it doesn't take much to anticipate each plot development before it happens - but which provides undemanding entertainment if that's what you're looking for. Like Group W, the film's something of a multi-national itself, shifting from French to English to Croatian to Spanish as the locations demand, with the cast a similar mixture of French (Gilbert Melki, Melanie Thierry, Anne Consigny), British (Kristen Scott-Thomas, Steve Waddington, Benedict Wong) and East Europeans (Karl Roden, Radivoje Bukvic), but it manages to avoid the usual indigestible Euro-Pudding feel by virtue of its relentlessly globetrotting plot. A sequel's already in the works, co-starring Sharon Stone in an effort to get the theatrical release in the English-speaking territories that this didn't manage.

The only extra is a trailer but the disc has a decent 2.35:1 widescreen transfer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another triumph for French action films, 20 Jun. 2012
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A highly stylised plot driven affair with an engaging lead and sumptuous locations elevate this beyond some of its lackluster Hollywood contemporaries. An unusually snappy script (for a French movie) drives the action forward and there are plenty of chases and fisticuffs on offer. Tom Siserly excels as the self exiled adopted son of a business tycoon who sets about uncovering the murderous plot and hostile take over of the Winch Corporation. Contrary to the DVD cover shown (which is the one I have) this film doesn't feature apache attack helicopters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'd never heard of the comic..., 18 Dec. 2011
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Before going into this movie, I had no knowledge of the Largo Winch character having never read the comics or played the videogames. Turns out, Largo Winch is not only a fun espionage/action movie, but it's also one that puts a bit of time into the character development of Largo, played by French comedian Tomer Sisley. Whilst the story itself, one of murder and corporate espionage, isn't the most original, the film has been made to a high standard with some exciting and well shot set pieces, a good cast (Kristen Scott Thomas excels as villain Ann) and some interesting plot twists. Writing could've been to a higher standard, but overall, this is above average for the genre. Largo Winch is no James Bond, but I'm definately wanting to check out this years sequel with Sharon Stone and see where the character, and the story, goes. 3.5/5
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4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of Bond type action, 17 Dec. 2012
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The storyline spanned a number of exotic locations and there is plenty of action and corporate intrigue to be had.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cinema adaptation of the comic book series, 11 Jan. 2011
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This higly explosive and entertaining thriller is based upon the hugely successful comic book series and novels by Philippe Francq and Jean Van Hamme. Great action cinema with great actors (among which the talented Kristin Scott Thomas!)... in the same league as Bourne, Bond and Co. Second cinema adaptation of Largo Winch with Tomer Sisley in the lead role hits European movie theatres in February 2011!!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars What are they saying???, 23 Jun. 2014
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We are very disappointed with this film. It has a lot of dialogue in French and Croatian (?) there are no subtitles at all so we are not understanding all that is happening. I have just checked my actual order and according to that I should have received a DVD with English or French language and subtitles so I guess I have been sent the wrong copy.Not satisfactory at all.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Looking But Dopey French Take on JB, 13 Nov. 2010
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Largo Winch(Tomer Sisley) the illegitimate son of murdered business tycoon Nerio Winch is brought in by company secretary(Kristin Scott Thomas) to head up his father's business empire before it becomes the subject of a hostile takeover from a meglomanical russian businessman(Karel Roden).However nothing is quite as it seems as someone from inside the Winch corporation wants control for themselves.

Handsome production has some striking world locales,decent action and a fairly charismatic lead in Sisley but the chief villian is far too obvious,supporting performances are pretty iffy with Scott Thomas looking terribly uncomfortable in a role and genre entirely outside her comfort zone and a script thats as dog eared as they come.The narrative plods towards it's inevitable conclusion with little finesse or originality.

Keep expectations low,buy cheap and it may,just may mind,be not too disagreeable a 104 mins.
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3.0 out of 5 stars just ok., 5 Nov. 2012
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sells itself as an action movie but there is far less action scenes than i expected. reasonably well made, so was an ok watch. Just a pity the way it portrays itself is a bit misleading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars deadly reven, 27 Jan. 2014
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a great film plenty of action to keep you glued from start 2 finish i would recommend this film to anyone
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