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.
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
HEADHUNTERS segue um preceito bem conhecido - segundo o qual os paranóicos têm sempre razão. Um filme que gera vertigem colocando diabolicamente em cena o colapso do universo de um anti-herói que se perde em um labirinto de emboscadas mortais.
Super entertaining, slick and fast paced thriller with a surprising amount of humour that in it's best moments reminded me of the Coen brothers. I'm not a huge fan of Aksel Hennie, but he's brilliant here as the sly and alienated Roger. It's not completely successfull though. It's too slight, too messy at times. But still, this is without doubt one of the best norwegian films of the year. B