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Headhunters Reviews

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Paul MacInnes
Guardian
April 5, 2012
The parts barely relate, never mind work together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
April 24, 2012
Given how insubstantial Headhunters is, stopping us from thinking critically may have been the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
April 26, 2012
Brown's panic is capably rendered, but his ordeals are not worth enduring to the bitter end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
April 24, 2012
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.
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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
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
June 1, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
June 2, 2013
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 | Original Score: A-
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 14, 2012
"Headhunters" is a rather strange film, but it's also a rather entertaining one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered
January 15, 2013
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 | Original Score: 8/10
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 26, 2012
Headhunters is ridiculous, macabre, fun - see the original before it's irrevocably ruined by it's Hollywood remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire
April 30, 2012
Headhunters works best when punishing its lead excessively, continuously, and for no apparent reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 6, 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 | Original Score: 5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
February 27, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
April 1, 2012
See this version now before Hollywood spoils the fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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
Dominic Corry
Flicks.co.nz
March 8, 2012
Many of the elements are familiar, but the setting, the actors and the director's confident style set them apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Sam Adams
AV Club
April 26, 2012
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 | 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-
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
March 4, 2012
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 | Original Score: 8/10
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