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Headhunters (2012)Headhunters (2012)

Headhunters (2012)

A dark and twisted thriller from Norway sure to raise some pulses.

Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

best
THE VERY BEST

8.9

movie

Denmark, Germany

Danish, English, Norwegian

Action-packed, Original, Raw

2011

Morten Tyldum

Aksel Hennie, Baard Owe, Eivind Sander

100 min

Synopsis

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.

Our Take

8.9
Theo

Fasten your seatbelts because this nasty little chase film will jerk the wheel when you least expect it, featuring balls-to-the-wall action and lots of Norwegian humor – dark humor that is. Based on a novel from the country’s most famous crime writer, Jo Nesbø, Headhunters is brutal, insane, and incredibly good. This twisting, turning thriller tells the story of a corporate recruiter (Aksel Hennie), who has a secret side hustle as a nightly art thief. He ends up being pursued by the charismatic Clas Greve, a Dutch businessman played by none other than GoT-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. And this plot summary is as far as you will get without the whole thing swerving into another direction. Headhunters does not slow down unless it wants to destabilise you further with simmering suspense. Like a Lars von Trier on speed, expect all the raw colors, emotion, and slightly off-kilter characters you want from a Norwegian production – and brilliant entertainment!

Comments

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bhargav n

Great movie; the story is set in a specific way to be a good thriller and entertain. worth a watch

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wnaughton13

this is a movie you can watch over and over with really fresh and clever twists. The acting is great as is the cinematography and the scene in the outhouse is original and will be something you won’t forget. It is a really satisfying movie and after you see it you have that “I saw a GOOD movie” feeling.

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