Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

2015

Action / Biography / Crime / Drama / History / Mystery / Thriller

175
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 20%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 24%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 16278

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Cast

Sam Worthington as Willem Holleeder
Anthony Hopkins as Freddy Heineken
Jim Sturgess as Cor Van Hout
Ryan Kwanten as Jan 'Cat' Boellard
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1hr 35 min
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1hr 35 min
P/S 7 / 18

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by blanche-2 6 / 10

too pedantic

"Kidnapping Mr. Heinekin" from 2015 is a case of what happens when the true story is told so rigorously that it saps the excitement of the story.

Beer tycoon Alfred Heineken's 1983 kidnapping resulted in the largest ransom ever paid, 16 million Euros. The job was executed by Cor van Hout (Jim Sturgess), Willem Holleeder (Sam Worthington), Jan Boelaard (Ryan Kwanten), Frans Meijer (Mark van Eeuwen), and Martin Erkamps (Thomas Cocquerel), men turned down by the bank for a business loan who resort to crime. Heineken himself is played by Anthony Hopkins.

Unfortunately there is not enough back story about the criminals, about Heineken himself, or about Heineken's chauffeur who is also kidnapped. The whole movie is about the kidnapping, attempts to get the ransom, and the men dispersing in order to hide out. There is just not enough to pull the movie together into anything exciting.

Anthony Hopkins is fantastic, of course, but he doesn't have that big of a role. He can't really carry the film. As Heineken, he remains calm and isn't afraid to ask for things that will make his stay chained in a room more comfortable - books, better food, etc. His main concern seems to be his chauffeur (David Dencik) who seems really frightened. It's easy to see, from this performance anyway, how Heineken built his company with such success. He has a keen analytical mind and inner strength. Too bad we didn't get to see more of it, it might have helped.

The rest of the acting is good but somehow one stays disassociated from the kidnappers, probably because we don't know that much about them.

Not horrible, but not the best crime film you'll ever see.

Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 5 / 10

Hopkins can't save a messy script..

The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual. Kidnapping Mr. Heineken packs an amazing and strong performance by Anthony Hopkins unfortunately not even an actor with his talent can't save a messy script because the film is boring and the characters that we should care about are all badly written and every single one of them were either miscasted or were just bad from the start and besides Hopkins performance i can't find anything else that was good or just interesting about it.

Reviewed by kyliem11 5 / 10

Heineken, certainly not Carlsberg!

Certainly not the 'best movie in the world', 5 out of 10 is probably too generous for this film.

The true story of the kidnapping of Freddie Heineken by an 'inexperienced' gang of criminals, falls short in every department, even the great actor Anthony Hopkins cannot lift this any higher than average fair.

The kidnappers are as unrealistic as they come, they spend most of the movie shouting at each other, with no charisma, they simply cannot be believed. It's a pity, a good movie could of been made of this subject but this certainly is not it.

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