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. show more
Twisty enough to please many arthouse patrons, though some will be rolling their eyes by the end. show more
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. show more
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, handsome, taller (Brown is â€˜onlyâ€™ 5ft 6â€³) and probably even more loathsome. Brown tries to persuade Greve to join his company, but Greve refuses to play his game and things start to unravel. Clearly ruffled, Browns perfect existence quickly deteriorates as Greve engages him in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Brown becomes a shell of a man through a series of terrifying events, some so humiliating that you might actually sympathise with his *************. With one of the best cinematic â€˜Why is this **** happening to me?â€™ faces of recent times, the excellent Hennie is completely believable whether smarmy or ridiculously out of his depth. Director Tyldum has created a stylish and entertaining thriller, full of darkly comic tension. â€˜Headhuntersâ€™ does require a generous amount of suspension of disbelief, but the filmâ€™s momentum was just too quick by the end and much was glossed over too swiftly. You had little time to consider how implausible the proceedings were, however inventive the many tw
overall it was a pretty good film with lots of action. It has a Tarantinoesque ending too.