Rundskop (Bullhead)
Rundskop (Bullhead) (2012)

Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Matthias Schoenaerts), constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, initiates a shady deal with a notorious mafioso meat trader. When an investigating federal agent is assassinated and a woman… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 17, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2012
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's one of those films you have to reconstruct in your mind.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Despite the unlikely setup, this Oscar-nominated thriller proves that where illegal substances are concerned, one line of trafficking is as deadly as another.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

A well-executed film, it is, nonetheless, a tough sell.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Some of the dialogue is overloaded, but the formidable cinematography, by Nicolas Karakatsanis, envelops us in an ever-darkening world.

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Alonso Duralde

Even though the crime story winds up overwhelming the proceedings, it's the characters that make Bullhead so powerful and so unique.

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Mike McCahill
Metro (UK)

At two hours, there's a lot of grunting and knuckle-cracking but it never lacks for dramatic heft.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

Many terms applied to action movies - muscular, animalistic, testosterone-fueled - are literally true of Bullhead.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

[It] has enough strands of story for an epic tale. But Roskam appears more interested in trying to combine genres that don't easily cohere.

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Jenni Miller

Bullhead is the Oscar nominee you should be obsessing over. This Belgian dark horse with bite is tucked away in the Best Foreign Film category, but it might be one of the best films of the year.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
The Belgian film "Bullhead" stars Matthias Schoenaerts as a cattle farmer who traffics in black-market steroids to fatten his livestock and himself.… More
Greg S
A hypermasculine, steroid-shooting bull of a man seeks revenge for a boyhood wrong amidst the Belgian agrarian hormone trading underground. A well-plotted crime… More
Debbie Elbin
Fresh, beautifully executed, Matthias Schoenaerts is amazing. If the Academy hadn't made a political pick for the Oscar in 2012, this would have won!
Carlos Magalh„es
Not really about the mafia of hormones as it is about a tormented man insecure about his masculinity - but the film's misled attempt to focus on both… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Sometimes in a man's life stuff happens that makes everyone go quiet"</i> A young cattle farmer is approached by a veterinarian… More
Walter M.
In "Bullhead," Jacky(Matthias Schoenarts) has not only been using steroids to build up his bulk, which in any case comes in handy when using less than… More

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