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Kidnappers become hostages to their own plan in “Kidnapping Mr. Heineken” (2015). Based on a true story. Anthony Hopkins plays the beer mogul, who is kidnapped in 1983 by some young Amsterdam men who are down on their luck. Their luck gets better with regard to their plan working, but not so much given the personal toll the plan takes on the young men (a cautionary tale, as it were, for all you young potential kidnappers out there). While it delivers emotional authenticity, the film is kind of a downer (you can tell because of my lack of funny comments).

Nothing goes together like love triangles and Nazi atrocities. Apparently, that’s what the makers of “The Debt” (2010) thought. What you end up with is a sorta spy movie sorta mystery sorta love story. But Helen Mirren is in it, so all is supposed to be forgiven. She plays a famous Nazi hunter with a secret. The secret unfolds in a very gripping, very interesting way, but there’s this love triangle thing that just gets in the way. It’s like the producers didn’t trust the story enough, so they had to stick something (Sam Worthington) in it to sell tickets.