Rundskop (Bullhead) Reviews

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March 31, 2020
Bullhead tells a fascinating and unique tale. It also backs that tale up with staggering craft. The script is efficient and fairly flawless.
July 24, 2019
Schoenaerts is exceptional as the explosive, testosterone junky cattle farmer. Likewise, director Roskam has infused his supporting characters with depth and a surprising amount of detail.
May 3, 2019
Like a modern Greek tragedy, which unfolds madly, intensely, even dream-like from one minute to the next- a contemporary tale of violent, conflicted masculinities.
February 9, 2019
Schoenaerts' belligerent, yet benign demeanour creates a fascinating character full of hidden complexities and a labyrinth of emotional dead ends.
September 18, 2017
A well-executed film, it is, nonetheless, a tough sell.
September 1, 2017
At two hours, there's a lot of grunting and knuckle-cracking but it never lacks for dramatic heft.
June 8, 2017
Bullhead is the Oscar nominee you should be obsessing over. This Belgian dark horse with bite is tucked away in the Best Foreign Film category, but it might be one of the best films of the year.
February 5, 2013
Roskam hooks us like a master and leads us where he needs to and wants to - on HIS terms and those that the story demands.
February 4, 2013
Roskam has created a convoluted but airtight plot involving undercover investigations, betrayals and revenge, it doesn't go in the direction one might expect.
February 3, 2013
[A] bleak, dense, complex thriller ...
February 2, 2013
February 1, 2013
Its centre holds, largely because of Schoenaerts's capacity to elicit our sympathy despite everything.
February 1, 2013
It's compelling, and Schoenaerts is a treat as this taciturn knot of angst and muscle tone, but Michal R Roskam's film is short on humanity and dash.
February 1, 2013
It looks fantastic, boasts an unusual storyline and Schoenaerts is as compelling as a young Marlon Brando.
February 1, 2013
Dark and involving, this shocking Belgian drama not only earned an Oscar nomination but propelled its director and leading man into much bigger movies.
January 31, 2013
Actually pretty good - no bull.
January 31, 2013
This thriller about a steroid-boosting farmer lost in the moral maze of Belgium's mafia underworld is a stylish, meaty treat.
January 31, 2013
Bullhead becomes dark, minatory and coruscating in ways not light-aeons distant from Bchner or Scorsese.
January 31, 2013
Powerful, hard-hitting and deeply upsetting, this is an emotionally engaging, Oscar-nominated Belgian thriller with a riveting central performance from Matthias Schoenaerts, though it rambles a little whenever he's offscreen.
January 30, 2013
Between Nicolas Karakatsanis's agile camerawork and an uncanny deployment of silence, Roskam teases open bare, fluid spaces in which Schoenarts' intense performance can really writhe.
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