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

By Michael Phillips
Swift, amoral and nicely unpredictable.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's crisp entertainment even as plot absurdities gum up the works.
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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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By moviefan33
One of the best movies we have seen for a long time - keeps you guessing til the end - absolutely brilliant - I'm sure Hollywood will make their own version after seeing this one - well done! Not...

Sorry but

By Hmazz
Way too much gratuitous violence, and I did not read enough reviews to warn me, so some people like that- fine. But dont pretend depth when you have none. Its a sketch pretending to be more, clothed...


By walkman666
Suspenseful, fun, violent, gripping and non Americanized. The way a thriller should be done!...

Great Norwegian Thriller

By Iseeeverymovie
I only gave this a Go instead of a MUST GO because it is very graphically violent and might be too much for some filmgoers. Other than that, it is a complex, entertaining thriller that will not...


By Mr Film Freak
I just saw HeadHuntersRoger, Roger (Aksel Hennie) seems to have it all but in the thirst for more gets caught up in twisted game of cat and mouse that has him risking everything to get out of! Good...


By Peneflix
This stunning, exhilarating film based on Norway's most popular fiction writer, Jo Nesbo's novel, of the same name, is gruesome; a feast for cravers of guts and gore will have a gluttonously good...

A Must See Action Movie

By GoBrown75
Excellent! This movie had all of the action and suspense you need. Awesome. I hope they don't mess this movie up when they do the American version...


By thedoctor777
This is a Norway/German film. It is subtitled throughout the film. It is a captivating and spellbound thiller. The acting is great and the suspense during the last half will keep you on the edge of...


By kkalensky
A great film!! Lots of twists and turns. Pulls you in at the start. The lead actor is wonderful....

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