• Released
  • April 27, 2012
  • (Limited NY, LA 4/27)
  • R , 1 hr 40 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 38 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A corporate recruiter/art thief plans to steal a valuable painting from a job candidate.

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Critic Ratings

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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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Rated R | For Strong Sexual Content, Bloody Violence, Some Grisly Images and Nudity