Headshot ★★★

“You, are just a fucking dog that doesn’t know the word obey.”

There is some fat on this one, but the frame beneath is as tried and true as they come. No one unremittingly lethal ever seems to wake up from amnesia with the personality flaws that made them that way intact. So once again we have the story of a man willing to kill most if not all of Indonesia’s qualified martial stunt performers to keep from having to remember what made him such an efficient killer. Now, I can’t say that Kimo Stamboe and Timo Tjahjanto’s Headshot has anything new to add to that formula. What it does have though is just a metric ton of bloody, brutally choreographed, jarringly lensed, silat mayhem that was staged in a few nicely designed spaces to top it with and that was good enough for me.

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