Headshot

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An amnesiac (Iko Uwais) is forced to confront his shady true identity when he finds himself fighting to rescue a student doctor. Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel directed this actioner.

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Critic Reviews for Headshot

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (34) | Rotten (13)

  • the story can't sustain the bloated running time and the ongoing, gratuitous violence. It's not the best showcase for Uwais' skills when he's bringing his fists to a gunfight.

    Mar 6, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Headshot is rarely as good as Uwais, but he makes the bloody beat-em-up worth a look.

    Mar 3, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The film swiftly settles into tedious mano-y-mano match-ups where the same special moves are executed ad infinitum and to seemingly diminishing and anonymous effect.

    Mar 3, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • An ultraviolent revenge movie set in Indonesia, Headshot features endless if inventive martial arts fight sequences and copious spurting fake blood.

    Mar 2, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

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  • A very good iteration of the genre, with moody lighting, razor sharp editing and great fight sequences, but be advised that only the strongest of stomachs need apply ...

    Mar 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A bone-crunching Indonesian bloodbath that stars the same actor from The Raid and feels like it was cut together from that film's deleted footage.

    Mar 2, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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  • Feb 18, 2019
    Not a bad movie, but coming straight off of The Raid and The Night Comes For Us did make Headshot a little disappointing. Iko Uwais movies are still a safe bet in my book though.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 21, 2017
    Unfortunately every film Iko Uwais is and will be compared to The Raid films which is a shame because this film is great but all the bad reviews mention The Raid films in their reviews, The film itself is very good with some great bloody action, Maybe the story is a little over done and it has a few plot holes but it's mostly about the action scenes and if you just watch it for them you will enjoy it just as much as The Raid.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer

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