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  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Don't see The Inheritance if you're already depressed. This airless downer from Danish director Per Fly is about an heir who makes one wrong decision from which even lousier decisions effortlessly flow. show more

  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is an initially insightful portrait of modern corporate society that unfortunately lapses into melodrama. show more

  • 88
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

    Though all actors are up to the challenge, it is the plot that makes The Inheritance shine. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The acting is fine, the filmmaking is honest, and the class-conscious story couldn't be more timely. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The Inheritance has a promising start but soon becomes preachy and melodramatic. show more

  • 50
    Joan Anderman Boston Globe

    The actors give it their best, Thomsen and Werlinder in particular. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Fly's striking, often suspenseful drama has all the elements of a Shakespearean tragedy: an insecure young prince who must prove his mettle and loses his soul; a cruel, manipulative queen who cares only for power; a close adviser whose motives aren't always clear. show more

  • 60
    David Parkinson Empire

    Tautly scripted by director Per Fly and bullishly played, this is soap for the ciné-sophisticate. show more

  • 83
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    The politics of the story come to life through the vivid characterizations of a uniformly excellent cast. show more

  • 100
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    A powerhouse. Highly dramatic and intensely emotional, blessed with strong themes and an unstoppable narrative drive, it is adult, intelligent entertainment of a kind we rarely see these days. show more

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