Largo Winch (2008)

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Largo Winch: Directed by Jérôme Salle. With Tomer Sisley, Kristin Scott Thomas, Predrag ‘Miki’ Manojlovic, Mélanie Thierry. After a powerful billionaire is murdered, his secret adoptive son must race to prove his legitimacy, find his father’s killers, and stop them from taking over his financial empire.

“Forget Neo and Bourne and all those half-baked made up modern heroes. They only look 12 year-oldish to please the wide audience of geeks that want to be their heroes. Since they cannot be Rambo or McClane or even Indiana Jones, Hollywood allowed a bunch of fakes that have no beard and yet fulfill teenagers wishes to see something that looks very much like an action flick.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHowever, their u0026quot; action set-pieces u0026quot; are just painful to watch and any girl may challenge their masculinity without question. This explains the recrudescence of oldies on our silver screens over the past few years. For better ( Rocky, Rambo ) or worse ( Die Hard 4 – where John McClane, brace yourselves…. had no beard !! )u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI say it is high-time a new hero walked up and put their reign to an end. This u0026quot; Largo Winch u0026quot; movie is far from perfect, and perhaps too predictable at times, but at least Tomer Sisley delivered a very promising performance as an action-hero. And the only one time where he was weakened is when Mélanie Thierry shaved his beard ! I rest my case.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI didnu0026#39;t know it when I entered the theater room, but this might be the movie Iu0026#39;ve been waiting for a decade. For the first time in France since Belmondo, can a movie be both well- crafted and rooted in B-genre without blushing over its performance. In the meantime all we had to chew on was either a gigantic pile of dung or something too restricted to reach a wider audience… In other words it was u0026quot; Le Pacte des Loups u0026quot; or u0026quot; Dobermann u0026quot; ( I like Dobermann, mind you )… I believe u0026quot; Largo Winch u0026quot; has what it takes to be both popular and quality film-making.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI exited the theater room very pleased, and hungry for more.”


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