• The Briquette

    ★★★★ Watched by The Briquette 19 Oct, 2014

    While it loses its way for a while in the middle, and is arguably a bit too Hollywood in parts, it's a great ride with many tense moments and a tight script. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • m00shpit

    Watched by m00shpit 17 Oct, 2014

    So wirklich war mir ja nicht bewusst, was mich hier erwarten sollte. Mit dem, was dann aber kam, habe ich aber wirklich nicht gerechnet. Headhunters geht schnörkellos nach vorne und scheut sich seiner Härte nicht. Das zeigte (vor allem mir), wie verweichlicht Hollywood doch geworden ist. Leider greift die Handlung ab und an mal in die Weit-hergeholt- und Logiklöcher-Kiste.

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  • Robyn Nesbitt

    ★★★★ Added by Robyn Nesbitt

    A captivating Scandinavian cat-and-mouse thriller that makes for a tight, incredibly entertaining ride. Director Morten Tyldum's cinematic rendering offers palpable suspense, plenty of action, and a clever story line that's hard to come by in the action-thriller genre. Tyldum succeeds by ignoring the particulars of common sense, darting full speed ahead, heaping on the twists with little regard for realism. Tyldum makes this tactic work for the film, constructing a series of imaginatively designed set pieces that are as tense…

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  • Matt Heiser

    ★★★★ Watched by Matt Heiser 23 Sep, 2014

    Great thriller, Aksel Hennie gives a great performance; rarely do you start out not liking a character so little but then slowly make the audience to start to pull for him, even while he's doing some F-up things. I think it's the amount of damage he takes throughout the movie, when someone takes that much you almost can't help feeling sorry for them. I also liked how the twist wasn't normally a twist but the film lead us to think so.

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  • Ian Briggs

    ★★★½ Watched by Ian Briggs 30 Sep, 2014

    Good fun. Oceans Eleven crossed with Tarantino crossed with Die Hard. Not as good as Nesbo's books...

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  • theunwashedmass

    ★★★★ Watched by theunwashedmass 21 Sep, 2014

    Pushed even a slouch like me to the edge of his seat.

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  • Ben Hyde

    ★★★½ Watched by Ben Hyde 09 Sep, 2014

    Hard not to make a solid, distinctive thriller when you're working with a Jo Nesbo book. Headhunters fools you into thinking it will be a crisp, tame art thief caper set in sleek Norwegian office spaces, and then suddenly descends into absurd, blackly comic thriller madness, and halfway through the film our protagonist is literally covered in crap, driving a tractor with a dead dog impaled on the front. A simple and unsubtle way to turn expectations, tone, and even…

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  • Shayne Bock

    ★★★½ Watched by Shayne Bock 09 Sep, 2014

    Probably the longest I've gone in a film thinking it's about one thing only to find in the last hour or so that it is about something completely different - and it completely changed my view of the film as a whole as well.

    The brilliant structure of this movie carries mostly everything else, but there is definitely something to be said for the performances.

    Although it's carried out fairly generically in most other aspects, it's a solid idea with some great performances.

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  • tye

    ★★★ Watched by tye 06 Sep, 2014

    It's Jaime Lanister! This is dark comedy at it's poopiest.

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  • scotts2323

    ★★½ Watched by scotts2323 05 Sep, 2014

    This film started off well and then fell off the deep end. At too many points in the film, they stretch the film into the unbelievable. It's tough to buy in when you keep telling yourself the main character should have been dead or arrested already.

    On a good note, they did hire the Norwegian Steve Buscemi and Prince Charming from Far Far Away Land in Shrek as the two main male leads.

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  • Viktor Jerner

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Viktor Jerner 01 Sep, 2014

    Such a great, stylish and suspenseful norwegian thriller. The plot is "twisty", the humor is weird and the cinematography is fantastic. Aksel Hennie shines in the lead role, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is such a freakin' badass. One of the best scandinavian films of the last decade.

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  • John Noel

    ★★★★ Watched by John Noel 25 Aug, 2014

    Uncle Dad meets The Thomas Crown Affari. In Norway.

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