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'Kidnapping Mr. Heineken': EW review

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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
95 minutes
release date:
03/04/15
Limited Release Date:
03/06/15
Wide Release Date:
03/04/15
performer:
Sam Worthington, Anthony Hopkins, Jim Sturgess
director:
Daniel Alfredson
genre:
Action, Crime, Drama

We gave it a B-

Based on a true story, Daniel Alfredson’s caper about the sensational 1983 kidnapping of Dutch beer baron Alfred Heineken (Anthony Hopkins) by a group of cash-strapped pals is a thriller that could have used more thrills. Jim Sturgess and Sam Worthington are both solid as the ransom-seeking ringleaders planning themselves into a corner. And in just a few scenes, Hopkins conjures up some sorely needed fizz. But the low-key vibe of the film doesn’t match the high-stakes audacity of the crime. B–

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