Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (a movie review)

That Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is based on a true story is one of the reasons I decided to watch it because I never knew such an event took place. I was curious as to whether the kidnappers were successful. The movie is set in Amsterdam, where five childhood friends conspire to kidnap the local tycoon, who is the heir (played by Anthony Hopkins) to the Heineken beer empire. One of the friends is played by Jim Sturgess, an actor I like and probably the main reason I found myself wanting him and his friends to succeed in getting away with the ransom money. Continue reading