Headhunters Reviews

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June 28, 2012
"Headhunters" is an absurd amount of grisly fun, which is a good thing, since, looked at in any great detail, it probably doesn't hold up all that well.
May 31, 2012
By film's end, we're deep into Coen brothers territory, with an extra splash of Sam Raimi-level gore.
May 24, 2012
"Headhunters" isn't a pretty film, and it doesn't always entirely make sense, but it races along like a man chased by killers.
May 18, 2012
Like a Teutonic techno band, this thriller is both skillfully familiar and chillingly strange.
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.
May 18, 2012
"Headhunters" will indeed hand you your head.
May 11, 2012
A cat-and-mouse game with the giddy excitement of a heist movie.
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.
May 10, 2012
The scenes of graphic violence are drawn out to the point where they overwhelm the story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 3, 2012
"Headhunters" is a well-oiled, nasty machine.
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.
May 2, 2012
This Norwegian thriller has a winning cutthroat perversity.
April 28, 2012
At a time when many mystery thrillers fall apart in the final fifteen minutes, Headhunters maintains its integrity.
April 27, 2012
The sex, nudity and violence are nonstop, but that's what makes "Headhunters" exciting entertainment.
April 26, 2012
Brown's panic is capably rendered, but his ordeals are not worth enduring to the bitter end.
April 26, 2012
"Headhunters" is smart, funny, scary and surprising, so it's hardly any wonder that an American version is in the works. The big question is whether the remake can measure up.
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