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Headhunters

Overview


Genre :

Crime, Thriller

Release Date :

April 27, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Morten Tyldum

Starring :

Aksel Hennie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie R. Olgaard, Synnove Macody Lund, Kyrre Haugen Sydness, Reidar Sorensen, Nils Jorgen Kaalstad, Joachim Rafaelsen, Baard Owe, Eivind Sander

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

4 of 5

“..wild and bloody adrenaline rush of a movie that deals in gleeful grotesqueness and over-the-top implausibilities..”
by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
Review rate : B+

“..what seemed like a lightweight heist thriller careens into a bloody-minded game of cat and mouse..”
by Sam Adams [AV Club]
4 of 5

“..though the film wraps up its spinning-plates narrative a little too neatly, this is still a Scandi-noir to die for..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
Review rate : B+

“..the two are satisfyingly tied together by film's end raises this one up a notch..”
by Laura Clifford [Reeling Reviews]
5 of 5

“..the only bothersome thing about it is the print..”
by Jules Brenner [Filmcritic.com]
3 of 4

“..the latter element is what makes the movie more than a slog through the treacherous waters of theft, murder, and double-crosses..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..the film almost seems like a cinematic illustration of Chekhov's rule about guns on stage..”
by Bob Mondello [NPR]
“..the big question is whether the remake can measure up..”
by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
Review rate : B+

“..suffice it to say that it kept me guessing to the end and the twists and surprises are well-thought out..”
by Robin Clifford [Reeling Reviews]
“..plenty of twisty scripting makes the queasy damage seem conceptually neat and tidy..”
by Michael Atkinson [Village Voice]
1 of 4

“..needn't be uplifting or even optimistic, but it's much easier to care about a character when his existence feels less like an excuse for a punchline..”
by Calum Marsh [Slant Magazine]
2.5 of 5

“..as black comedy, the film is crude and downright sloppy when compared with the clockwork machinations of the Coen brothers' creations..”
by Nicolas Rapold [New York Times]

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