• Max Kruse

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Max Kruse 19 Apr, 2014

    solid thriller!! minus hald a star for the trashy end!

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  • Roger Joseph Ebert

    ★★★★½ Added by Roger Joseph Ebert

    It's not often a thriller keeps me wound up as well as "Headhunters" did. I knew I was being manipulated and didn't care. It was a pleasure to see how well it was being done. Unlike too many thrillers that depend on stunts, special effects and the Queasy-Cam, this one devises a plot where it matters what happens. It's not all kinetic energy.

    It's from Norway. Why has Scandinavia been producing such good thrillers? Maybe because their filmmakers can't afford…

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  • Daniel Charchuk

    ★★★½ Watched by Daniel Charchuk 08 May, 2012

    The latest in a new wave of Scandinavian crime thrillers (this one coming from Norway), this film depicts the complicated life of a corporate recruitment specialist, who moonlights as an art thief, and soon becomes embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an ex-mercenary-turned-CEO. Based on a popular novel, the film lets its complex, detailed narrative unfold with restraint and craftsmanship, neither forcing things nor slowing down for the benefit of confused viewers. The result is an…

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  • Liva

    ★★★ Watched by Liva 21 Apr, 2014

    Watching the lovechild of Christopher Walken and Steve Buscemi get into all kinds of trouble is fun for a while, but the last 20 minutes or so turn out to be rather disappointing. Also, it needed a LOT MORE of Prince Charming.

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  • Gregory Sahadachny

    ★★★★ Watched by Gregory Sahadachny 10 Apr, 2014

    goes off the rails into ridiculousness but i still enjoyed it thoroughly. like a fine, twisting puzzle mixed with a cat-and-mouse chase.

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  • Sc8lo

    ★★★★ Watched by Sc8lo 29 Aug, 2012

    Superb. Loved every second of it.

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  • fatpie42

    Watched by fatpie42 14 Apr, 2013

    Perhaps the biggest problem with describing what "Headhunters" is about (and, as a result, one of the biggest problems with enjoying the film itself), is that it doesn't really seem to be sure what kind of film it wants to be.

    Around half way through, the film becomes a less realistic version of the horror classic "The Hitcher", except that the villain is no Rutger Hauer and as this villain's methods become more and more extreme, the protagonist appears to…

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  • Henrik Hanssen

    ★★★ Rewatched by Henrik Hanssen 31 Mar, 2014 2

    This movie has a good reputation (Renommé in Norwegian) in Norway, but I feel it goes too fast. They should have pulled out moments more.

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  • Eric

    ★★½ Watched by Eric 09 Jul, 2012

    Audiences who found The Dark Knight Rises suffocatingly grim won’t know quite what to make of Headhunters, a Norwegian thriller adapted from the book by acclaimed crime novelist Jo Nesbø. Bruce Wayne has it easy compared to the slick, Napoleonic antihero played by the charismatic Aksel Hennie – in the picture’s biggest gross out moment, he must submerge himself completely in a pool of excrement, using only a straw to breath. After sabotaging a job opportunity for the businessman that…

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  • MasterRick

    ★★★★ Watched by MasterRick 18 Jan, 2013

    Clever plotting (especially in the way outlandish twists are grounded in plausibility, and minor details spring up to play major parts in later scenes) and a respect for the basics (characters, story, efficient direction) make this a pretty fun thriller. Nothing exceptional but it's put together with a lot of finesse.

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  • Emily Allan Poe

    ★★★½ Watched by Emily Allan Poe 26 Mar, 2014

    Θέλω πιο πολύ από ποτέ να διαβάσω Νέσμπο.

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  • Rodolfo Castrezana

    ★★★★ Watched by Rodolfo Castrezana 21 Mar, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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