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Headshot Reviews

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
September 25, 2012
Neither fresh nor especially satisfying, but Ratanaruang distinguishes the hunt with his fluid kineticism, especially in the just-a-touch-too-infrequent shoot-outs and beatdowns.
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
September 27, 2012
Headshot is, unfortunately, far better with ideas than with narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
June 5, 2012
It's wholly unfair to judge a movie on what it could have been, but few films place their potential on a pedestal and fail to engage it like Headshot.
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Doug Knoop
Seattle Times
September 27, 2012
While there are some great twists and revelations here, I just kept wishing it would stop with all the cinematic tricks and get to more conventional, straight- forward storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
This Thai crime thriller has some novel ideas and is strikingly shot, but a jumbled, overreaching narrative robs it of cohesion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Clift
June 30, 2012
A crisp crime thriller with a perfectly calibrated atmosphere
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elise Nakhnikian
Slant Magazine
September 23, 2012
This "Buddhist film noir," as writer-director Pen-ek Ratanaruang calls it, is surprisingly slow-moving and soulful for a film full of double-crosses and cold-blooded killing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
September 25, 2012
Its vision of contemporary Thailand is recognizable as another society undeserving of redemption, but worthy of poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
March 5, 2013
If the titular headshot leaves Tul with inverted vision, the film too turns the characteristics of genre upside-down, defamiliarising everything - an effect that is helped considerably by Ratanaruang's way with moody stylisation.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
September 27, 2012
A dreamy, elliptical neo-noir about a cop turned killer turned something else altogether.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Todd Jorgenson
September 28, 2012
The visual contrast between the ultraviolent showdowns and the quieter, more character-driven moments is striking.
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