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Headhunters Reviews

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Paul MacInnes

The parts barely relate, never mind work together.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

April 5, 2012
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine

Given how insubstantial Headhunters is, stopping us from thinking critically may have been the point.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

April 24, 2012
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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The scenes of graphic violence are drawn out to the point where they overwhelm the story.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 10, 2012
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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Brown's panic is capably rendered, but his ordeals are not worth enduring to the bitter end.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 26, 2012
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Plenty of twisty scripting makes the queasy damage seem conceptually neat and tidy, as if that's a good idea, but what we need here is a little more meat.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 24, 2012
Rafer Guzman
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"Headhunters" is a bit like an Ikea desk assembled with your nondominant arm -- sleek and attractive, but likely to fall to pieces if you look at it too hard.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

May 18, 2012
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

The film holds its twists too close to the chest, and there's little to chew on till the ambitiousness of its plotting is revealed late in the film.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 1, 2012
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

One of those all-too-rare movies that puts you through the emotional ringer, playing on your worst fears and most passionate desires.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: A-

June 2, 2013
Jeff Beck

"Headhunters" is a rather strange film, but it's also a rather entertaining one.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

September 14, 2012
Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered

Headhunters is an intriguing action thriller that relies on both stunts and the acts of its diverse mains characters, played by well-cast main actors Aksel Hennie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, in order to tell its story.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 8/10

January 15, 2013
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

Headhunters is ridiculous, macabre, fun - see the original before it's irrevocably ruined by it's Hollywood remake.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 4/5

April 26, 2012
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire

Headhunters works best when punishing its lead excessively, continuously, and for no apparent reason.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 3/5

April 30, 2012

Tyldum's highly accomplished and darkly comical thriller should be seen and savoured for its poise, pace and Hennie, as well as for its filmmaking techniques ...

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

April 6, 2012
Simon Miraudo

Headhunters seems to take place in the same universe presided over by the prankster Gods in the Coen brothers' flicks; the very ones who punish anyone who dares to make a decision based on greed. More movies should be set there.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 3/5

February 27, 2012
Siobhan Synnot

See this version now before Hollywood spoils the fun.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 4/5

April 1, 2012
Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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A cat-and-mouse game with the giddy excitement of a heist movie.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

May 11, 2012
Dominic Corry

Many of the elements are familiar, but the setting, the actors and the director's confident style set them apart.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

March 8, 2012
Sam Adams
AV Club
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Headhunters' title rapidly turns literal, and what seemed like a lightweight heist thriller careens into a bloody-minded game of cat and mouse.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

April 26, 2012
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

...a sordid blast of delirious violence, brutal corporate satire, and male inadequacy.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: A-

May 17, 2012
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald

A super-slick thriller that doesn't let up, with exceptional performances all round. Make sure you catch it before the inevitable US remake rears its head.

Full Review Source: The Sun Herald | Original Score: 8/10

March 4, 2012
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