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Headhunters Reviews

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
May 18, 2012
"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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 18, 2012
"Headhunters" will indeed hand you your head.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
May 17, 2012
...a sordid blast of delirious violence, brutal corporate satire, and male inadequacy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
James Verniere
Boston Herald
May 11, 2012
This is one funny, gory, high-class crime thriller and my favorite Norwegian export since 'Troll Hunter.'
Full Review | Original Score: A minus
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
May 11, 2012
A cat-and-mouse game with the giddy excitement of a heist movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
May 10, 2012
Do yourself a favor and see this one before some Yank director gets it all wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
May 10, 2012
Headhunters is a slick entertainment with well-orchestrated chases and bloody shootouts, though its characterizations are shallow and sketchy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 10, 2012
It's crisp entertainment even as plot absurdities gum up the works - you can almost hear the pages turn as you watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
May 10, 2012
The scenes of graphic violence are drawn out to the point where they overwhelm the story.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 10, 2012
When we get the remake in a year or two, I hope it retains the edge and compact energy of director Morten Tyldum's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 10, 2012
I knew I was being manipulated and didn't care. It was a pleasure to see how well it was being done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
May 8, 2012
Clearly, there are streaks of farce in all this, as well as serious cracks in logic, and those who like their black comedy done to a crisp will happily feast on what Tyldum dishes up.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 7, 2012
Despite the gaps in logic the movie...is cannily put together and easily holds your attention.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 4, 2012
A brisk, violent tour of the dangerous parts of Norway.
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
May 4, 2012
Director Morten Tyldum keeps the plot twisting in a manner that feels both surprising and logical, but be warned: at least two of Hennie's speedily improvised escapes get pretty messy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
May 4, 2012
Whatever the cinematic equivalent of a kick in the pants might be, you'll find it at Headhunters.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
May 4, 2012
Headhunters is slick and spritely, a mixture of corporate skullduggery and low-life slapstick that plays like The Firm meets Blood Simple.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
May 3, 2012
"Headhunters" is a well-oiled, nasty machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 3, 2012
That's some good acting by Hennie, but it's also good writing by co-scribes Lars Gudmestad and Ulf Ryberg. They freshen up familiar caper and thriller tropes, adapting the bestselling prose Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 2, 2012
This Norwegian thriller has a winning cutthroat perversity.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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