• Released
  • April 27, 2012
  • (Limited NY, LA 4/27)
  • R , 1 hr 40 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's not often a thriller keeps me wound up as well as Headhunters did. I knew I was being manipulated and didn't care. It was a pleasure to see how well it was being done.
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85

NPR

By Bob Mondello
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.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The sex, nudity and violence are nonstop, but that's what makes Headhunters exciting entertainment. See it before the Hollywood remake, possibly starring Mark Wahlberg, gets it all wrong.
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75

Washington Post

Headhunters has less in common with the somber, brooding tone of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" than the cheeky black comedy "In Bruges."
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
By film's end, we're deep into Coen brothers territory, with an extra splash of Sam Raimi-level gore.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
My main quibble is that the ending is a bit softer than I might have hoped for, but don't let that dissuade you. Headhunters is a well-oiled, nasty machine.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Swift, amoral and nicely unpredictable.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's crisp entertainment even as plot absurdities gum up the works.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Twisty enough to please many arthouse patrons, though some will be rolling their eyes by the end.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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