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Headhunters stars the talented Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) as Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway's most accomplished headhunter. Roger is living a life of luxury well beyond his means, and stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle. When his beautiful gallery owner wife introduces him to a former mercenary in the possession of an extremely valuable painting, he decides to risk it all to get his hands on it, and in doing so discovers something which makes him a hunted man. Headhunters is based on Jo Nesbø's best-selling thriller from 2008. -- (C) Magnolia

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""Headhunters" is an absurd amount of grisly fun, which is a good thing, since, looked at in any great detail, it probably doesn't hold up all that well."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"'Headhunters" is a frighteningly well-made thriller about an amoral art thief on the run."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"One of those all-too-rare movies that puts you through the emotional ringer, playing on your worst fears and most passionate desires."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Though not completely satisfying or believable, the absurd cat-and-mouse potboiler at least is always entertaining and biting doggy style."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
""Headhunters" is a rather strange film, but it's also a rather entertaining one."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"By film's end, we're deep into Coen brothers territory, with an extra splash of Sam Raimi-level gore."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Like a Teutonic techno band, this thriller is both skillfully familiar and chillingly strange."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Headhunters is an intriguing action thriller that relies on both stunts and the acts of its diverse mains characters, played by well-cast main actors Aksel Hennie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, in order to tell its story."
‑ Billy Tatum, We Got This Covered
"[A]n insane thriller in which form easily trumps -- while still complementing -- the material's inherent madness."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
"Headhunters (Hodejegerne) is a roiling Norwegian mix of Hitchcock and Wile E. Coyote, with a generous dose of feces and blood. Headhunters is a mind game. And a blood sport."
‑ Tony Macklin, tonymacklin.net
""Headhunters" isn't a pretty film, and it doesn't always entirely make sense, but it races along like a man chased by killers."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
""Headhunters" is a bit like an Ikea desk assembled with your nondominant arm -- sleek and attractive, but likely to fall to pieces if you look at it too hard."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"This film is filled with suspense, violence, duplicity and emotion. The plot has a number of interesting twists. It is a very gritty thriller."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"A hugely enjoyable, unpredictable thriller that never forgets to be fun first and foremost."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"... sort of like being mugged by a banshee: It's all very loud and exciting and after it's over you're left with a vague feeling of unease to go along with the lighter wallet."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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