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Headhunters

(2012)

Rated R for bloody violence including some grisly images, strong sexual content and nudity.

R In Theaters 04/27/2012 , 98min.
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Viewer Score
93%
Viewer score based on 19 ratings
72%
Critic score based on 25 reviews

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September 16, 2012
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Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) seems to have it all, a top corporate headhunter with a beautiful wife, and all the lavish trappings of a successful life. Cocky and supremely arrogant, reputation and taking risks is everything to Brown. Brown also leads a double life, which is possibly even more lucrative. He meets his match in Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coster-Walda). Greve is cockier still, wealthier,
September 01, 2012
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overall it was a pretty good film with lots of action. It has a Tarantinoesque ending too.
August 29, 2012
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July 20, 2012
underpar629
OMG! What a great movie, I not really sure why the Critic's scores are so low but this is a must see action drama, very smart and well played out... I am glad I took the risk, I just might pay to go see it again and I don't do repeats.
July 02, 2012
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This movie is probably the best movie I have seen in years. Put Tarantino, Stone and the Cohen Brothers together and you get \"Headhunters\". There are some scenes where I caught myself saying \"you have got to be kidding\" or \"I hope the other people in the audience are not going to have a heart attack\". I just had to laugh because there were so many crazy

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
Headhunters has less in common with the somber, brooding tone of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" than the cheeky black comedy "In Bruges." Full Review
Bob Mondello
NPR
The film has some fairly grisly violence, but also considerable humor and the sort of intricate, thought-through storytelling you'd expect from Hitchcock or the Coen brothers. Full Review
David Edelstein
New York Magazine (Vulture)
The compact Hennie is a wonderful actor, smoothly congenial when confident, uproarious when rattled. And he will be rattled-as well as stabbed, shorn, bitten, mangled, and worse. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
At a time when many mystery thrillers fall apart in the final fifteen minutes, Headhunters maintains its integrity. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
A transgenre thriller that glides effortlessly from crisp social commentary through off-kilter comedy to paranoid terror, it's on my short list of the most enjoyable movies in recent memory. Full Review

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