Headshot Reviews

July 18, 2020
Jarring bursts of violence set the stage to play with themes of identity, selfhood, spirituality, and the very nature of good and evil.
August 6, 2019
As both a meditation on the nature of justice and a heart pounding action film, Headshot delivers on all fronts.
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.
September 28, 2012
The visual contrast between the ultraviolent showdowns and the quieter, more character-driven moments is striking.
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.
September 27, 2012
A dreamy, elliptical neo-noir about a cop turned killer turned something else altogether.
September 27, 2012
This Thai crime thriller has some novel ideas and is strikingly shot, but a jumbled, overreaching narrative robs it of cohesion.
September 27, 2012
Headshot is, unfortunately, far better with ideas than with narrative.
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.
September 25, 2012
Its vision of contemporary Thailand is recognizable as another society undeserving of redemption, but worthy of poetry.
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.
June 30, 2012
A crisp crime thriller with a perfectly calibrated atmosphere
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.
June 5, 2012
The result is a film of high style and assured cool, even if the storytelling gets a little gummy late in the game.