Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    Nov 17, 2011
    It's handsome, large-scale escapist fare - and has as its costar the formidable, versatile Kristin Scott Thomas.
  2. Reviewed by: J.R. Jones
    Nov 23, 2011
    Fortunately for the company, Largo turns out to be a formidable knife fighter in the corporate sense; fortunately for this sleek, empty thriller, he turns out to be a formidable knife fighter in the street sense too.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Nov 22, 2011
    Did I care if Largo Winch won his struggle for control of Winch International? Not at all. Did I care about him? No, because all of his action and dialogue were shunted into narrow corridors of movie formulas.
  4. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Nov 18, 2011
    The generic plot is redeemed by exciting action sequences, good-looking location photography and a hot sex scene involving a femme fatale named Lea (pixie-haired Melanie Thierry).
  5. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Nov 17, 2011
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Jordan Mintzer
    Nov 14, 2011
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Nov 15, 2011
    Whether sleuthing or smacking around thugs, Sisley makes a dashing hero, but this glossy action flick is heavy on tedious convolutions and depressingly light on character depth, suspense or political-economic intrigue.
  8. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Nov 15, 2011
    Like most of the film's performances, Sisley's comes off as flat and impenetrable, the result both of a certain stoical conception of character and the dissipation of focus that arises from the movie's perceived need to encompass so much.
  9. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Nov 15, 2011
    It's impossible to imagine how anything this convoluted could have already earned a sequel, but it has.
  10. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Nov 17, 2011
    The movie is a mess.

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