Loads of fun. The ending was a little too tidy, but this film grabs you within the first 15 minutes and shakes you around like a pit bull with a squeeze toy in its mouth. Hollywood is sure to make a mediocre Americanized version. See it before it gets cheese whized.
I feel like Hollywood will remake this in a few years with a name US star because that's easier than making as lively a thriller as this is. It stars out as a modern HItchockian update that turns into a bent, chaos thriller.
Far from the sophisticated thriller we were promised, the experience of watching Morten Tyldum's «Headhunters» is more like watching a television drama from the 90's or any action comedy produced in the same period. There are elements of brilliance, but a very uneven script and uninspired visuals fail to create atmosphere and character.
A well mixed and baked recipe of a mystery thriller and self deprecating action-comedy. The main character is such an annoying dipshit at the beginning of the film that you end up really surprised you're rooting for him at the end. It's a good and smart movie that leaves you lost in the woods for a while there and that is great, but maybe the beginning was too boring and the ending was too neat for my liking.
Notwithstanding the enormous plot-holes and overall implausibility, "Headhunters" offers several instances of pure cinematic delights. But the recapitulation at the end is utterly pedantic and spoils the pleasure of figuring out the intricate twists and roundabouts. Expect the customary American remake for the suburbanites who can't read subtitles.
An extremely well made, brutal roller-coaster that plays out like a spy film meets mystery meets Korean revenge flick. We follow suave, corporate head-hunter and part time art thief Roger Brown who one day bites off way more than he can swallow. 4 stars