Headhunters (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 27, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2012
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Grisly, twisty, and darkly comic, Headhunters is an exhilaratingly oddball take on familiar thriller elements.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"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.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

'Headhunters" is a frighteningly well-made thriller about an amoral art thief on the run.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Nothing is at it seems in this film and that makes it an absolute must-see.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

By film's end, we're deep into Coen brothers territory, with an extra splash of Sam Raimi-level gore.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Like a Teutonic techno band, this thriller is both skillfully familiar and chillingly strange.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

One of those all-too-rare movies that puts you through the emotional ringer, playing on your worst fears and most passionate desires.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"Headhunters" isn't a pretty film, and it doesn't always entirely make sense, but it races along like a man chased by killers.

Rafer Guzman

"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.

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Billy Tatum
We Got This Covered

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Decent Norwegian thriller. Liked, didn't love.
Jason Robinson
Not quite the Thomas Crown Affair, but definitely a well-made, fast-paced thriller.
Jens S.
Leave it to the Scandinavians to take a rather simple premise of an art thief and go absolutely crazy from there. The film gives you only few minutes to feel… More
Cynthia S.
These suspenseful, intrigue, twist and turn movies aren't really my cup of tea. This one included..even though I recognize that it was a well done film,… More
Daniel Mumby
In the aftermath of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, there has been an explosion of interest in Scandinavian thrillers and crime dramas. The popularity… More
Luke Baldock
Headhunters is a film I was sure was going to be a cool Scandinavian hesit flick. I was so wrong, as this was just so much more. Hennie is fantastic as Roger… More